Vast majority of Iranians want a secular government, poll reveals
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2h ago
The post Vast majority of Iranians want a secular government, poll reveals appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Melanie Swan, Telegraph: Less than one in 10 people think women should be forced to wear a hijab, according to a new anonymous state-run survey. Almost three-quarters of Iranians want a secular government instead of a theocratic dictatorship, an anonymous state-run poll has revealed. The survey also revealed that less than one in 10 people think women should be forced to wear a hijab. The poll suggests a major shift in attitudes towards Iran’s religious regime has occurred sin ..read more
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The shameful silencing of radical Islam’s critics
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by Jill
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The post The shameful silencing of radical Islam’s critics appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Brendan O’Neill, spiked: Censorship by the woke elites is aiding and abetting Islamist violence. What Tory MP Lee Anderson said this week was dumb. But what the cultural elites are doing on the back of Anderson’s comments is outright sinister. They are using his outburst about ‘the Islamists’ having ‘control’ over London mayor Sadiq Khan to distract attention from the very real threat Islamists pose in 21st-century Britain. They are holding him up as oafish proof that the ‘real threat’ is the ..read more
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Church of England General Synod debates safeguarding next steps
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The post Church of England General Synod debates safeguarding next steps appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Julian Mann, Christian Today: Divisions have surfaced at the General Synod meeting in Westminster over the urgency of bringing forward legislation on independent safeguarding for the Church of England. Members debated the future of safeguarding at Synod on Saturday, three days after the publication of Professor Alexis Jay’s report which heavily criticised the C of E’s system and practices. The former chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse called for the creation of ..read more
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A watershed moment
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by Jill
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The post A watershed moment appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Melanie Phillips: In a supine Britain, Islamists are seizing their opportunity. Last Wednesday evening saw a watershed moment in Britain. Parliamentary rules were torn up and democratic debate scrapped under the pressure of threats to murder British members of parliament in connection with a foreign war, as I commented here. While the mob in Parliament Square waved a phalanx of Palestinian flags and bayed abuse of Israel, the words “from river to sea” were projected onto parliament’s Elizabeth Tower, or “Big Ben”. The symbo ..read more
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‘Woke’ should not be used as a negative, warns C of E’s first black female bishop
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The post ‘Woke’ should not be used as a negative, warns C of E’s first black female bishop appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: Rose Hudson-Wilkin rebukes misuse of term by government ministers and others ‘threatened’ by social justice movement. “Woke” should not be used as a negative term, the Church of England’s first black female bishop has said, in a stinging rebuke against government ministers and others “who are threatened” by the social justice movement. Such people want others to think it was a “sin created by the left”, the Right Rev Rose Hudson-Wilki ..read more
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Objecting to Pride movement not homophobic, says Tory Party
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The post Objecting to Pride movement not homophobic, says Tory Party appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Michael Searles, Telegraph: King Lawal, a Christian councillor, was subject to a four-month investigation for tweeting that ‘Pride is not a virtue but a sin’. Objecting to the Pride movement is not homophobic, a Conservative Party investigation has concluded. King Lawal, a Christian councillor in Northamptonshire, was subject to a four-month investigation for tweeting that “Pride is not a virtue but a sin”, among other remarks He was cleared of wrongdoing on the grounds of expressing ..read more
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Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Condemns Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on the Society
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by Dave Doveton
6h ago
The post Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Condemns Impact of Same-Sex Marriage Ruling on the Society appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. From: GistFest. In a statement on Tuesday about a case unrelated to same-sex marriage, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito expressed his concern. He highlighted the impact of legalizing same-sex marriage on “society.” The underlying case involved an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by a lesbian prison guard, which she won. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal filed by the Missouri Department of Corrections over part o ..read more
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Sudanese Christian Slaves Saved in Modern-Day Underground Railroad: ‘It’s Extremely Dangerous Work’
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by Dave Doveton
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The post Sudanese Christian Slaves Saved in Modern-Day Underground Railroad: ‘It’s Extremely Dangerous Work’ appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. By Billy Hallowell, Faithwire.   An organization combatting Christian persecution across the globe recently announced it helped free 1,500 Sudanese slaves last year, bringing the total liberated over the past three decades to over 100,000. Joel Veldkamp, head of international communications at Christian Solidarity International (CSI), told CBN News Christians and followers of indigenous religions in South Sudan have been the hardest hit over ..read more
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Lenten Meditations: Monday 26 February 2024
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by Jill
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The post Lenten Meditations: Monday 26 February 2024 appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. Mon Feb 26 am: 56, 57, 58 pm: 64, 65 Gen 41:46-57 1 Cor 4:8-21 Mark 3:7-19a Second Monday of Lent   – St Porphyrius, Bishop of Gaza, 420 AD LITURGICAL THEME FOR THE DAY:  Born in Thessaloniki in AD374, Saint Porphyrius was bishop of Gaza from AD395 to AD 420 and known for Christianizing the “recalcitrant pagan city of Gaza” and demolishing its temples. BIBLICAL MEDITATION OF THE DAY: In this section of First Corinthians, the apostle is going to be dealing with the problem of a ..read more
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Nobody wants to admit the scale of the Islamist extremist threat to our democracy
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by Jill
20h ago
The post Nobody wants to admit the scale of the Islamist extremist threat to our democracy appeared first on Anglican Mainstream. by Anna Firth, Telegraph: Not enough has been done to tackle the fact that many fundamentalists with bad intentions live and walk among us. In 2021, Sir David Amess was stabbed to death by an Islamist extremist who targeted him because of the way he’d voted in the Commons on the war in Syria. I was elected as Sir David’s successor two years ago this month, and not a day goes by when I don’t think of how he was brutally murdered simply for doing his job. […] Th ..read more
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