One of the things I’ve enjoyed most since starting this blog has been discovering what is already going on in the whole arena of faith and politics in this country. the more I look into this, the more I discover…. Read More ›
Month: January 2012
Deserving vs undeserving poor – what the Bible says
A few days after the government’s benefits cap defeat in the Lords, mainly thanks to the Lords Spiritual, the story still rumbles on. Top of the bill yesterday was former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey’s front page piece in the… Read More ›
Christian persecution on the agenda in Parliament
The email below arrived in my in box today from Open Doors UK. It’s very good to see that there are plenty of MPs taking the issue of Christian persecution seriously and also that the Foreign Office has made a… Read More ›
Ian Duncan Smith’s benefit cap plan – what’s best for children?
I’m sitting here typing this having just seen that the government has been defeated by the Lords in a vote on its plans to cap benefits for a household to £26,000 per year. The amendment to exclude child benefit from… Read More ›
Thank you part 2 – Archbishop Cranmer
Yesterday (20th January) I was given the incredible, but unexpected privilege of guest blogging on Archbishop Cranmer’s blog. For those who aren’t familiar with His Grace, Cranmer is something of a legend in the political and christian blogging community. His… Read More ›
Thank you part 1 – eChurch Blog
I need to give a big thank you to two people today; this is the first. eChurch Blog is a well known and popular British Christian blog. It is run by Stuart James who lives in Gloucestershire. Stuart has been… Read More ›
How much aid does the UK government give to countries where Christians are persecuted?
Last week Open Doors published their annual World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christian persecution is most severe. Having done some rummaging at the Department for International Aid’s website, I can reveal just how much our government gave… Read More ›
Nadine Dorries MP’s Abstinence for Girls Bill – why it needs supporting
On the 20th of January (this coming Friday), Nadine Dorries MP’s sex education bill requiring schools to discuss abstinence in the classroom with girls gets its second reading. The summary of the bill taken from the UK Parliament website is as… Read More ›
The persecution of foreign Christians – what is our government doing about it?
Over the last couple of weeks there has been a steady stream of press articles and comment over the internet regarding the persecution of Christians around the world. This is by no means a new issue but the bombings of… Read More ›
A very big thank you to Peter Kirk who has kindly written a post about God and Politics in the UK on his Gentle Wisdom blog. I’ve been following Peter’s blog for a while now and there is a wealth… Read More ›
This week’s news and links – 6th January
Every week I see some stories and issues that I’d like to comment on, but just don’t have the time. Fortunately the more I explore the internet, the more I find articles on these topics that are worth reading. This… Read More ›
2011 – The year the untouchables were held to account
Whichever way you look back on 2011, one thing is obvious: it was a momentous year. It was a year of crises and opportunities where the protestor gained international attention and historical seats of power were shaken to the core. … Read More ›