Category Archives: Faith Issues

1000 Lashes For Saudi Blogger

Saudi is ‘in the dock’ says the Guardian. “The cruel and unjust sentence passed on the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, has been upheld by the supreme court in Riyadh. Hopes that the court might reduce or even commute the sentence, particularly as the holy fast of Ramadan begins next […]

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US View Downton Abbey – & The UK’s Demise Of Faith

“There are countless lessons for American Christians to observe as we watch Downton Abbey. But we ought not to miss the larger story of which tales like Downton are only a part. The world that was passing away was not only a world of footmen, but also of faith. Britain would never be the same […]

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1000 Lashes For Saudi Blogger

A family man with three small children is to receive 50 lashes a week for twenty weeks, but the second week has been deferred because his wounds are not healed enough to take the second round of lashing. He also faces 10 years imprisonment ( he has already served two years), and fined £175,000. While […]

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Sudanese Christian Has Death Penalty Quashed

“Sudan court throws out death sentence against Meriam Ibrahim, convicted of marrying Christian man” says the National Post. ABC News reported that Meriam Ibrahim was released today. Is the news reliable? The BBC appears to think so. I have been following her story and I am as pleased as must be everyone else at her release. She […]

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Sudanese Christian Jailed Mother Unshackled

Following previous posts, this is my recent reading on the Sudanese mother of two who waits the death penalty for being a Christian.  

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Warning: Graphic Content Of Woman Being Flogged

I have joined in highlighting the plight of Meriam Ibrahim in a previous post, but it is not just Meraim Ibrahim who is to be given a hundred lashes, as well as execution by hanging, it is the plight of women generally who step out of line with Sharia Law that should concern us all […]

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Baroness Hale & Better Protection Of Religious Belief

Says barrister Peter Smith, “Baroness Hale, one of the UK’s most senior judges, and the first woman appointed to the highest court in the land, recently set out in a speech to Yale Law School criteria for accommodating religious beliefs when these appear to clash with the rights of particular groups in society. In the […]

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