The Christian Institute (CI) is an evangelical Christian group operating in the United Kingdom. The CI promotes a conservative Christian viewpoint, founded on a belief in Biblical inerrancy.

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July 30, 2021 at 3:32 PM

Christian CEO wins religious discrimination case – and other news this week

In the news this week An Employment Tribunal has ruled that Scotland’s biggest grant-making trust unlawfully discriminated against its CEO because of his Christian views...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate   …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 29, 2021 at 2:14 PM

Christian CEO wins religious discrimination claim

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Christian CEO wins religious discrimination claim Dear supporter, I am very pleased to tell you that Kenneth Ferguson, the former CEO of The Robertson Trust, has won his…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 23, 2021 at 3:57 PM

Blackpool Council ordered to pay out over £100k for discriminating against Christians – and other news this week

In the news this week Blackpool Council has been ordered to pay £25,000 in damages and £84,000 in costs for discrimination against a local Christian festival...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the n…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 17, 2021 at 8:00 AM

15 years of the Legal Defence Fund

The Christian Institute View email in browser   15 years of the Legal Defence Fund Dear supporter, For fifteen years The Christian Institute, through its Legal Defence Fund, has fought for gospel freedom. Read more in…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 3:47 PM

Legal restrictions on communal worship in England lifted from 19 July – and other news this week

In the news this week The Government will lift legal restrictions on communal worship in England from Monday 19 July, Boris Johnson has confirmed.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 10, 2021 at 8:01 AM

WATCH: Looking back on 15 years of our Legal Defence Fund

The Christian Institute View email in browser   WATCH: Looking back on 15 years of our Legal Defence Fund Dear supporter, From the headline-making Ashers Baking Co and Named Person cases at the Supreme Court, to the a…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM

‘Truly shocking’ abortion proposal withdrawn – and other news this week

In the news this week An attempt to repeal all legal protections for the unborn in England and Wales has been abandoned.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Friday, 9 July 2021 christ…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 3, 2021 at 8:31 AM

Cornerstone appeal – thank you for praying

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Cornerstone appeal – thank you for praying Dear supporter, Cornerstone, England’s only evangelical fostering agency, has been at the Court of Appeal this week. It is seek…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
July 2, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Methodist Church abandons biblical teaching on marriage – and other news this week

In the news this week The governing body of the Methodist Church has voted to redefine marriage, conduct same-sex weddings and affirm cohabitation.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 29, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Cornerstone in court today – Please pray

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Cornerstone in court today – Please pray Dear supporter, Cornerstone, England’s only evangelical fostering agency, is in the Court of Appeal today and tomorrow seeking to…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 26, 2021 at 8:02 AM

Street preacher wins court case against police

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Street preacher wins court case against police Dear supporter, A Christian street preacher has won a claim against West Yorkshire Police for wrongful arrest, false impris…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 25, 2021 at 3:54 PM

CI-backed Christian street preacher wins wrongful arrest case – and other news this week

In the news this week A Christian street preacher has won damages after he was wrongfully arrested and falsely imprisoned for preaching the Gospel.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 18, 2021 at 3:39 PM

Chief Constable: ‘Woke policing leaves public cold’ – and other news this week

In the news this week People are “fed up of virtue-signalling police officers”, a senior policeman has acknowledged.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Friday, 18 June 2021 christian…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 11, 2021 at 3:29 PM

Council admits unlawful discrimination in cancelling church event – and other news this week

In the news this week Edinburgh Council has admitted acting unlawfully in cancelling a Christian conference because of the beliefs of a guest speaker.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this w…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
June 4, 2021 at 2:46 PM

CI threatens legal action if NI Executive uses ‘conversion therapy’ ban to outlaw prayer – and other news this week

In the news this week The Christian Institute has said it “will not hesitate” to take legal action if the Northern Ireland Executive introduces a ban on...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news t…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 28, 2021 at 3:32 PM

Govt will consult on ‘conversion therapy’ in September – and other news this week

In the news this week The Minister for Women and Equalities has informed Parliament that the consultation on a so-called conversion therapy ban...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 21, 2021 at 3:19 PM

EHRC chief: Abuse for gender critical beliefs must end – and other news this week

In the news this week The new head of the equalities watchdog has said people should not have to fear being pilloried for expressing the belief that it is not possible...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate    …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 14, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Govt announces consultation on ‘conversion therapy’ ban – and other news this week

In the news this week The Government has used the Queen’s Speech to announce a consultation on a ban on so-called conversion therapy.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Friday, 14 Ma…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 8, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Pray for Kenneth Ferguson

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Pray for Kenneth Ferguson Dear supporter, The final day of Kenneth Ferguson’s employment tribunal hearing takes place this Monday, 10 May. The Institute has been helping …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 7, 2021 at 3:11 PM

CI threatens legal challenge over ban on ‘wrong kind of prayer’ – and other news this week

In the news this week The Christian Institute has threatened the Government with legal action if a proposed conversion therapy ban outlaws the ‘wrong kind of prayer’.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 5, 2021 at 12:23 PM

CI to sue UK Govt if conversion therapy ban outlaws prayer

The Christian Institute View email in browser   CI to sue Govt if conversion therapy ban outlaws prayer Dear supporter, Lawyers representing The Christian Institute have written to the UK Government warning that an exc…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
May 1, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Gospel freedom

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Gospel freedom “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join with us in pr…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Working mum who lost job after saying ‘it’s impossible to change sex’ tells her story – and other news this week

In the news this week Maya Forstater has spoken publicly for the first time about the impact her defence of biological sex has had on her life and family.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news th…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 30, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Children

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Children “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join with us in prayer t…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 29, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Sanctity of life

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Sanctity of life “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join with us in …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Freedom of speech

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Freedom of speech “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join with us in…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 27, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Secular humanism

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Secular humanism “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join with us in …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 3:02 PM

The Baroness O’Cathain OBE: 2 February 1938 – 23 April 2021

The Christian Institute View email in browser   The Baroness O’Cathain OBE: 2 February 1938 – 23 April 2021 Dear supporter, I am writing to you with the sad news that our friend and patron Baroness O’Cathain died at ho…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Week of Prayer: Please pray for our society

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Please pray for our society “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Please join …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 24, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Week of Prayer: Please pray for those in authority

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: Please pray for those in authority “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2 Dear supporter, Our W…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 24, 2021 at 7:00 AM

A brief update on Stirling Free Church

The Christian Institute View email in browser   A brief update on Stirling Free Church Dear supporter, The Christian Institute has been helping Stirling Free Church in its legal action for religious discrimination aga…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 23, 2021 at 3:16 PM

CofE says prayer should not be criminalised in ‘conversion therapy’ ban – and other news this week

In the news this week The Church of England has told MPs that any ban on so called conversion therapy should not criminalise pastoral support.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Frid…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 11:02 AM

A message from John Burn

The Christian Institute View email in browser   A message from John Burn Dear friends, I am writing to inform you that yesterday I retired as Chairman of The Christian Institute, but will remain a member of the Trustee…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 22, 2021 at 9:55 AM

Week of Prayer starts this Sunday

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer starts this Sunday “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2   SUNDAY     MONDAY     TUESDAY     WEDNESDAY     THURSDA…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 19, 2021 at 7:59 AM

Secular humanism: Its roots and the danger it poses today

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Secular humanism: Its roots and the danger it poses today Dear supporter, Today, ‘humanism’ is a fervently anti-religious ideology that opposes biblical values at almost …
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 17, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Pray for Stirling Free Church court case

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Pray for Stirling Free Church court case Dear supporter, On Monday, Stirling Free Church will go to court in a hugely important case. There are implications for Bible-be…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 16, 2021 at 3:33 PM

Church sues multimillion pound Trust for religious discrimination – and other news this week

In the news this week An evangelical church is accusing Scotland’s largest charitable trust of religious discrimination after it cancelled a rental agreement...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the n…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 10, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Week of Prayer: 25 April – 1 May

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Week of Prayer: 25 April – 1 May “I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.’” PSALM 91:2   SUNDAY     MONDAY     TUESDAY     WEDNESDAY     THURSDAY…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 9, 2021 at 3:38 PM

Starmer apology for visiting pro-marriage church ‘an insult’ to Christians – and other news this week

In the news this week Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has apologised for visiting a church which teaches the biblical understanding of sexuality and marriage...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the ne…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 3, 2021 at 8:01 AM

Theology resources from the CI: Now available as audiobooks

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Theology resources from the CI: Now available as audiobooks Dear supporter, Some of our most popular theology resources are now available as audiobooks. Stream or downlo…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
April 1, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Court blasts Blackpool Council for discriminating against Christians – and other news this week

In the news this week Blackpool Council has been criticised by a judge after she ruled that it discriminated against Christians by banning bus adverts...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news thi…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
March 27, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Spring News: Defending the Gospel

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Spring News Defending the Gospel Dear supporter, Our Spring Newsletter is now available online. It contains important updates on pressing issues for Christians.   D…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
March 26, 2021 at 5:05 PM

Church leaders win legal battle against Scot Govt in church closures case – and other news this week

In the news this week The Court of Session has ruled that the Scottish Government’s ban on public worship during the pandemic was unlawful.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Friday,…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
March 20, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Banning ‘conversion therapy’ or banning the Gospel? Please pray.

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Banning ‘conversion therapy’ or banning the Gospel? Please pray. Dear supporter, Sadly, many of those campaigning for a ‘conversion therapy’ ban don’t just want to protec…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
March 19, 2021 at 5:34 PM

Humanists celebrate as compulsory atheism lessons introduced in Wales – and other news this week

In the news this week Humanists in Wales have expressed their delight as the Senedd voted to scrap RE and replace it with a new subject including compulsory lessons...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     I…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
March 12, 2021 at 5:33 PM

MPs attack prayer and pastoral support in conversion therapy debate – and other news this week

In the news this week A number of MPs have taken aim at churches which hold to the Bible’s teaching on gender and sexuality in a debate on banning...   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this we…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
February 26, 2021 at 5:12 PM

LGBT activist wants UK ban on the ‘power of prayer’ – and other news this week

In the news this week An LGBT activist has called for Christians to be banned from praying for someone with unwanted same-sex attraction.     Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Friday,…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
February 19, 2021 at 4:54 PM

Govt announces tough new measures on uni free speech – and other news this week

In the news this week The Government has announced a range of tough new measures to ensure that free speech is not restricted at universities.   Not displaying correctly?  View in browser   |   Print-friendly version     Donate     In the news this week Frid…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
February 16, 2021 at 11:08 AM

WATCH: ‘Conversion therapy’ concerns are being used to attack the Gospel

The Christian Institute View email in browser   WATCH: ‘Conversion therapy’ concerns are being used to attack the Gospel Dear supporter, Nelson McCausland, a former minister in the NI Executive, recently used Facebook…
The Christian Institute · [email protected]
February 13, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Common grace

The Christian Institute View email in browser   Common grace Dear supporter, Our new leaflet on common grace – the Bible’s teaching about the goodness God shows to all people, whether they believe in him or not – is n…