Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is warning that Christians in the Middle East are facing “imminent extinction,” and a threat equal to the Mongol invasions of the 13th Century. Despite what is described as “horrendous persecution,” just one in 400 Syrian refugees (11 of the 4,832 Syrians who were resettled in the UK) granted asylum in the UK last year were Christian, The Telegraph reported.
Sadistic killer who was born a man but sent to a female prison for murder because he identified as a woman only to be moved for sleeping with inmate is set for around £20,000 sex-change operation paid for by the British taxpayer. The exact bill for Paris Green’s treatment is unknown but it is believed to cost tens of thousands of pounds.
Baroness Cox, a prominent lay Anglican, a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords has called on the UK government to recognise the persecution of Christians in northern Nigeria. She visited the region recently on a fact-finding mission and spoke to some of those who had been attacked by Fulani militants.
– 1,100 Syrian refugees brought into Britain in first three months of this year
– All arrivals were Muslims despite Christians’ suffering and persecution by ISIS
– Only 11 of the 4,832 Syrians invited to settle in Britain last year were Christian
– Barnabas Fund charity obtained figures under Freedom of Information laws
Young adults are more likely to report a positive experience of Christians and Christianity than their elders, a new survey suggests. Church’s National Mission and Evangelism Adviser, Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf, suggested that it could indicate that Christians in this age group were “doing a better job” both of representing Christianity to their peers and inviting them to church.
The British government fired a Christian doctor for refusing to identify patients by the transgender pronoun of their choice. After working as a doctor with the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom for 26 years, Dr. David Mackereth claims that he was “sacked” from working as a medical assessor for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) because he would not renounce his sincerely held Christian belief that gender is determined at birth and refer to patients by their preferred transgender pronouns.
A British Muslim politician and businessman has been appointed as the UK’s first Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon is to be the new Special Envoy. The British government declared that the role “will promote the UK’s firm stance on religious tolerance abroad, helping to tackle religious discrimination in countries where minority faith groups face persecution”.
Sister Ban Madleen, a Dominican sister from Iraq who had to flee ISIS, has once again been denied entry to the United Kingdom.
Madleen was attempting to visit her sick sister, who lives in the country, but immigration officials said that she had not provided enough evidence that she was not going to overstay her visa and attempt to live in the U.K. permanently. Madleen runs a kindergarten in Iraq and belongs to a religious community there, the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena.