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

5th Sep 2019
James Mildred

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

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Problem gambling: a product of ideology?

4th Sep 2019
Naomi Marsden

Yesterday the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry heard evidence about who should take responsibility for preventing problem gambling, and whether the existing legislation regulating the industry (the Gamb

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A Good Society: The Lure

4th Sep 2019
Stuart Weir

Without doubt gambling is one of those vices that has its deadly claws in the (future) lives of many.

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Our God is a God of life! Over a thousand pray for NI's future

3rd Sep 2019
Mark Baillie

Last night over 1500 Christians from right across Northern Ireland gathered at St Anne’s Cathedral in the heart of Belfast for a prayer event entitled “For the Soul of the Nation.” Christians from right across Northern Ireland, from right across the

ONS Stats reveal alarming rise in cohabiting couple families

2nd Sep 2019
Jonathan Williams

Information released recently from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a significant growth in the number of cohabiting couple families in the UK.

CARE calls for more protection for churches in NI on BBC

2nd Sep 2019
James Mildred

There have been almost 450 attacks on places of worship in Northern Ireland in the last three years, according to research we released recently.

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G7 advisory council recommends abortion up to birth

29th Aug 2019
James Mildred

World leaders at the G7 summit held recently in Biarritz, France have been told to pursue extremely radical abortion laws to promote gender equality.

Slavery is not just a problem of history: it's a challenge of today

23rd Aug 2019
Nadia Battioui

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition allows us to reflect on the tragedy of slavery and resolve to oppose all modern forms of human trafficking.   

August 22nd: take a stand for victims of religious violence

22nd Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

August 22 is the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Attacks on places of worship are not just occurring internationally, but also much closer to home. 

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Revealed: more than 400 attacks on NI places of worship in last 3 years

21st Aug 2019
James Mildred

Places of worship across Northern Ireland have been subject to nearly 450 recorded attacks over the last three years, prompting calls for immediate action to protect churches and other religious buildings.

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Tens of thousands of children enticed to bet online by gambling firms

20th Aug 2019
James Mildred

Tens of thousands of children are being lured into gambling thanks to the social media feeds of betting companies, an investigation has found.

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Drop flawed Named Person scheme, Scottish Government urged

19th Aug 2019
James Mildred

The Scottish Government has come under fresh pressure to drop its flawed and controversial Named Person policy after an independent panel of experts concluded a key part of it was unworkable.