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  • LMC back at the RAH


    The London Men’s Convention returns to the Royal Albert Hall on 21 May.

    David Platt (author of Radical and an international speaker known for inspiring men to live wholeheartedly for Christ) and Matt Fuller (senior minister of Christ Church Mayfair and author of Time for Every Thing?, will be speaking alongside heart-lifting music and encouraging stories of men’s lives changed by the gospel.

  • Minister’s mistake

    Christian Concern

    Most schools should include non-religious worldviews in their curriculum, the High Court indicated at the end of November.

    Mr Justice Warby said that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan had made an ‘error in law’ by suggesting that a new Religious Studies GCSE syllabus that excludes beliefs such as humanism, would fulfil the state’s religious education duties. Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association described the ruling as a stunning victory.

  • Open Door to No.10

    Open Doors

    David Cameron visited Christian charity Open Doors in mid-November, as the organisation celebrated 60 years of helping persecuted believers.

    At the head office in his constituency of Witney, Oxfordshire, Mr Cameron said: ‘It has been humbling to hear the stories of the great courage shown by Christians facing persecution. Standing up for religious freedom is a priority for my Government. We are committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief as one of the foundations of human rights.’

  • BBC: sacking?

    Christian Concern

    BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Iain Lee has reportedly left his job at the station following interviews that he conducted with Christian Legal Centre (CLC) client the Revd Barry Trayhorn and CLC’s Libby Powell, where he called one bigoted and the

    other obnoxious.

    The BBC issued an apology and it was reported that Iain Lee would no longer be presenting the breakfast show. (See en December, p.5)

  • Freeview the gospel


    As Freeview, the UK’s biggest digital platform, announced in the late Autumn that from the end of 2016 only HD products will be granted the right to use the Freeview Trade Mark. Trans World Radio (TWR) was pleased to note that clear Bible teaching will then be able to reach more people in the coming years.

    TWR-UK’s launched onto Freeview HD in April 2015, and has received encouraging comments such as: ‘I have been struggling with my faith, but TWR is already bringing me back to Christ and I only found TWR yesterday!’

  • Challenge refused

    Christian Concern

    On 1 December the High Court rejected Aisling Hubert’s challenge to the DPP, who had refused to prosecute two doctors filmed offering ‘gender-abortion’.

    The doctors were filmed in 2012 offering abortion because the baby was a girl and despite concluding that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided that prosecution was not in the public interest.

  • John Lewis: Real Love

    Dan Rackham

    In three days in mid-November a thought-provoking Christian remake of the 2015 ‘man in the moon’ John Lewis Christmas ad was viewed 33,000 times.

    The ad was made available to download alongside a supporting website where enquirers could read more and request a free book. www.LovedThisChristmas.com  watch the video