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James Mildred

James Mildred is Head of Communications for CARE and previously worked in politics.

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5 Reasons Christians Should Influence Governments

18 November 2020

Rightly understood, I think the Bible teaches us that Christians should aim for a significant influence on government. In recent months, the obvious engagement of churches with media and through open letters…

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Marie Stopes International Can Change Its Name, But It Can’t Erase The Past

17 November 2020

In the gospels, Jesus talked about how pointless it is to try and repair broken wine skins. His point was that the human heart needs something more radical than a superficial veneer…

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Prosecuted for what you say in your own home?

28 October 2020

The Scottish Government wants to prosecute you for what you say in the privacy of your own home. That's the logical conclusion after the Cabinet Secretary for Justice appeared before the Justice…

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Euthanasia for children?

16 October 2020

Some of you might be able to stomach the idea of euthanasia for consenting adults. After all, an adult knows what he or she wants. And there’s the world of difference between…

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What should we make of the British Medical Association Poll on Assisted Suicide?

13 October 2020

Last week, the British Medical Association (BMA) published the results of its poll of members’ views on assisted suicide. The survey was carried out in February this year and was conducted by…

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MP’s four year’ prediction is a wake up call about assisted suicide

24 August 2020

“The exper­i­ence of death is going to get more and more pain­ful, con­trary to what many people believe. The forth­com­ing euthanas­ia will make it more rather than less pain­ful because it will…

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CARE’s View on the Scottish Hate Crime Bill

12 August 2020

There’s been considerable angst in Scotland over the Scottish Government’s new Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill. Introduced in the Parliament on 23rd of April, it’s been heavily criticised by lawyers,…

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No abortion amendments to the DAB and your help made all the difference

6 July 2020

It would be easy to miss the significance of what happened last night in the House of Commons in respect to the Domestic Abuse Bill. For one thing, a vital piece of…

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Watch CARE’s response as Westminster imposes abortion laws on Northern Ireland

19 June 2020

On Wednesday, MPs at Westminster voted for the UK Government's Northern Ireland Abortion Regulations by 253 to 136. It followed an earlier vote on Monday when Members of the House of Lords…

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Why is it important for Christians to engage in the public square?

10 June 2020

At CARE, we're passionate about seeing God's church confidently engaging in the public square.

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How the coronavirus ruined my wedding

6 May 2020

Everything was going so well. We’d sorted out the venue, the caterers, the photographer and we’d booked the church for the service. We’d emailed invites to everyone (saving on paper costs and…

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52 years of the Abortion Act

29 April 2020

It might have just passed you by. It’s not as if the mainstream media would cover it. Not the sort of thing you’d expect to see on the 6 o’clock or 10…

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Modern Slavery Act: five years on

26 March 2020

Today is the fifth anniversary of the Modern Slavery Act, a landmark piece of legislation which received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015.

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Why the BMA should remain opposed to assisted suicide

11 February 2020

The British Medical Association (BMA) is currently consulting its members on the issue of assisted suicide and what the position of the BMA on the issue should be. The poll will close…

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Understanding our opponents: what are the key arguments for assisted suicide?

28 October 2019

In any campaign, it is always important to properly understand the arguments advanced by those you oppose. In this three-part series, we’ll look at the main arguments put forward by advocates of…

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Dutch Doctor case should scare us all

25 September 2019

In the Netherlands, debates about euthanasia have been going on since the 1970s. In 2002, euthanasia and physician assisted suicide were legalsied in specific circumstances. There’s been a few changes to the…

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Is the Scottish Government paving the way to make buying sex illegal?

5 September 2019

On Tuesday, the Scottish Government announced its Programme for Government where it sets out its legislative agenda for 2019/20.

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The threat to the value of life in NI has never been greater

8 August 2019

Unless the Northern Ireland Assembly is restored by 21 October 2019, an extreme abortion regime will be introduced in Northern Ireland, after MPs and Peers backed amendments which will introduce widespread access…

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A dark day for Northern Ireland on abortion

9 July 2019

Today MPs voted 332-99 in favour of an amendment which will radically alter Northern Ireland’s current law on abortion.

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The risks of legalising assisted suicide are simply too great

4 July 2019

MPs will again debate assisted suicide today during a backbench business debate. The debate won’t change the law and there won’t be a vote, but it will provide an opportunity for the…