A Christian florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding in the US has declined a settlement offer that would have saved her home and business. The day after a judge ruled that Baronelle Stutzman had broken state laws, Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered to drop his lawsuit if she paid […]
Daniel McArthur of Ashers Baking Company and hotelier Hazelmary Bull spoke to over 700 people in Belfast on 7 February. In telling their stories they made powerful arguments for the right to freedom of conscience and spoke of how they have been helped by The Christian Institute. If you couldn’t be there, we will have […]
A baby girl born at just 24 weeks is now home after her mother refused an abortion. Lily at first weighed just 1lb 8oz and still requires oxygen canisters to breathe. However, her mother Jodie was not even sure “she was going to make it through the first day”. Jodie was preparing herself for her […]
A BBC Wales investigation has warned that so-called ‘legal highs’ are getting stronger and in some instances can be even more addictive than illicit drugs. Legal highs, or new psychoactive substances (NPS), mimic the effects of banned substances such as cannabis and heroin, but can be sold on the high street and on the internet. […]
The Roman Catholic Church in Northern Ireland has lent its support to the principle behind a Bill to introduce a conscience clause in the Province. A delegation led by Bishop Noel Treanor discussed the plans with DUP MLA Paul Givan – who has launched a consultation on the Private Member’s Bill – and DUP leader […]
A woman who chose to have her baby after she was brutally raped at the age of twelve has said that she has no regrets, and that her daughter helped ‘bring healing to her life’. Lianna Rebolledo was walking near her home one night when two men abducted her. The attack was so violent it […]
Christian Concern’s Islamic Affairs Adviser, Sam Solomon, himself a convert from Islam to Jesus Christ reflects on the recent beheading of 21 Christians. Christian Concern’s Islamic Affairs Adviser, Sam Solomon, himself a convert from Islam to Jesus reflects on the recent beheading of 21 Christians. “The blood of the innocents turned the Mediterranean seashore red […]
A group of MPs has issued a report urging the government to make sex education compulsory in all state primary and secondary schools. A group of MPs has issued a report urging the government to make sex education compulsory in all state primary and secondary schools.The government has said that it will consider the findings […]
A Christian ethos school in Durham has asked Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to step aside from making any decision regarding its future because she is “tainted with bias”. A Christian ethos school in Durham has asked Education Secretary Nicky Morgan to step aside from making any decision regarding its future because she is “tainted with […]
A student at Aberystwyth University has proposed that Gideon Bibles should be removed from university accommodation. A student at Aberystwyth University has proposed that Gideon Bibles should be removed from university accommodation.The Student Union is expected to debate the motion later this month. In a survey of one hall of residence, half of those responding […]
Last week's approval in the House of Commons of government proposals for 'three-parent children' has already emboldened one US scientist to call for wider use of the techniques. Last week's approval in the House of Commons of government proposals for 'three-parent children' has already emboldened one US scientist to call for wider use of the […]
PARASKOVIYVKA/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukrainian troops towed artillery away from the front line in the east on Thursday, a move that amounted to recognising that a ceasefire meant to take effect on Feb. 15 was holding at last.
LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will drastically shrink its investment banking operations, pulling out of 25 countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East and allowing the state-controlled lender to refocus on local lending in Britain.
LONDON (Reuters) - Investigators believe that the "Jihadi John" masked fighter who fronted Islamic State beheading videos is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday.
LONDON (Reuters) - The global slump in demand for dry freight commodities is adding more pain to Greece's already crisis-hit banks by heaping pressure on many of their shipowner clients, particularly the smaller companies.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.S.-led alliance launched air strikes against Islamic State on Thursday in an area of northeast Syria where the militants are now estimated to have abducted at least 220 Assyrian Christians this week, a group monitoring the war reported.
LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people moving to Britain surged last year, an embarrassment for Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservatives had pledged to cut net annual migration to the tens of thousands, close to a national election.
LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Standard Chartered said former JPMorgan investment bank boss Bill Winters will take over as chief executive in June, replacing Peter Sands in a major management overhaul following two years of problems.
LONDON (Reuters) - British business investment fell at its sharpest rate in nearly six years late last year, after tumbling global oil prices hit the North Sea petroleum industry, but stronger exports helped make economic growth a bit more balanced.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers signalled that they will approve an extension of Greece's bailout with an overwhelming majority in parliament on Friday although many will do so reluctantly amid fears Athens will not deliver on its reform promises.
LONDON (Reuters) - Warnings about Jimmy Savile, the late BBC TV presenter revealed two years ago to have been one of Britain's most prolific sex offenders, who preyed on victims at hospitals where he volunteered, were ignored, official reports said on Thursday.