Key Quotes for 2017

Key Quotes for 2017

A world perspective in bite-size chunks
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Last update: Thursday 14th December
 
A survey of around 12,000 Christians found that 93% believe their faith is being marginalised in society. Half say they have personally experienced prejudice, and only 29% believe society considers it acceptable for Christians to share their faith.
Religion/SpiritualityChristian Concern - 21st July 2017
 
New polling published this week reveals that more than half of the public (54%) think that using the word ‘extreme’ is not helpful when discussing political and social opinions. CARE, alongside a coalition of other Christian organisations, commissioned ComRes to carry out the research which also highlighted that there was no firm basis against which to judge assertions that a particular view is extreme.
Social IssuesCARE Impact Direct - 21st July 2017
 
Ministers in Sweden’s state church cannot “refuse to marry same-sex couples”, the country’s Prime Minister has said. Stefan Löfven announced that church leaders should be required to marry same-sex couples – even if they disagree with homosexual marriage.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 7th July 2017
 
Hundreds of vulnerable patients are being killed in the Netherlands without giving clear consent, it has been revealed. ‘Strict protective guidelines’ supposed to protect vulnerable and elderly patients from being killed against their will are being flouted, leading to the deaths of 431 people in 2015, none of whom gave clear consent.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 7th July 2017
 
A new HIV prevention drug will be provided by the NHS from September. Pre-exposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP will be made available to sexual health clinics across the UK. In an initial 3 year trial a minimum of 10,000 individuals will be offered the drug.
HealthChristian Concern - 11th August 2017
 
School children are being verbally attacked for believing in traditional marriage and upholding the life of the unborn, MSPs have been told. Numerous accounts – including one girl being told she ‘wasn’t a real woman’ because she did not support abortion – were revealed by the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland.
Young PeopleThe Christian Institute - 7th July 2017
 
Men who identify as women should be given womb transplants, so that they can have children, leading NHS doctors have claimed. Fertility experts even claimed that taxpayers should fund these transplants on the basis of 'equality enshrined in law'. It could even lead to homosexual men demanding womb transplants.
Social IssuesChristian Concern - 7th July 2017
 
German MPs have voted to redefine marriage as "entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex". The bill passed by 393 to 226 after Chancellor Angela Merkel, who herself believes marriage is between a man and a woman, allowed a free vote on the issue.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 30th June 2017
 
Over half of self-identifying Anglicans in the UK support same-sex relationships, and almost three quarters believe that sex is permissible outside of marriage, a new British Social Attitudes survey has found. The stance on homosexuality has become more liberal, with only 31% saying they agreed with same-sex relationships in 2012.
ChurchChristian Concern - 30th June 2017
 
The new disability champion role at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has been abolished, as the board decided the role was no longer required. Lord Shinkwin, whose 'We're all equal' campaign advocates for bringing the legal limit for disability abortion down to 24 weeks, in line with that for healthy children, was set to fill the post and is demanding that it be reinstated.
Social IssuesChristian Concern - 30th June 2017
 
The British Medical Association voted in favour of decriminalising abortion this week. The vote at the BMA's annual meeting means that the organisation will adopt a radical pro-abortion stance as its official policy and lobby the government to remove all legal restrictions on abortion.
Social IssuesChristian Concern - 30th June 2017
 
Charities are second only to family and friends as trusted sources of information for the public, according to the latest poll from nfpSynergy. Some 65 per cent of people say they trust the accuracy of information provided by charities “quite a lot” or “a great deal”, while 72 per cent trust a friend or family member.
Social IssuesCivil Society Media - 6th July 2017
 
One in four people experience mental health problems at some point in their lifetime. 1.6 million people in Britain are affected by eating disorders and 14-25-year-olds are most at risk. Up to a third of the population will suffer from an anxiety disorder at some time. Two in 100 adults are affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and one in every 100 children and teenagers. One in twelve adolescents in the UK regularly self-harm - the highest rate in Europe. Depression is the most common mental health disorder. It affects nearly a fifth of adults in the UK. Eleven per cent of British women are taking antidepressant medication daily. Every year 5,000 people in the UK take their own lives. Almost a quarter of these are men aged between 16 and 24.
HealthChristianity - June 2017
 
20 per cent of Latin Americans are now describe themselves as Protestant. 65 per cent of Protestants in South America identify as Pentecostal.
Religion/SpiritualityChristianity - June 2017
 
32 percent of young people in the UK believe in a God, according to new research from Youth for Christ.
Young PeopleChristianity - June 2017
 
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