Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Wear Skirts, Be Addressed as ‘Zie’ at Surrey Boarding School

Boys Who Identify as Girls Allowed to Wear Skirts, Be Addressed as ‘Zie’ at Surrey Boarding School

(Evening Standard) — A boarding school in Surrey will let boys who question their identity wear skirts and sleep in girls’ boarding houses. Pupils may also request to be addressed by different names or gender-neutral pronouns such as “zie” at Gordon’s School in Woking, the Sunday Times reported. The £15,000-per-year school, which has five boarding […]

World Health Organization: Nearly 56 Million Abortions Per Year Worldwide

World Health Organization: Nearly 56 Million Abortions Per Year Worldwide

(Christian Institute) — The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that almost 56 million abortions take place annually worldwide. Of the abortions that took place between 2010 and 2014, the WHO classified just under half as “unsafe.” The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) responded that, since abortion ends the life of a […]

Concerns Expressed After Jharkhand, India Passes Anti-Conversion Law

Concerns Expressed After Jharkhand, India Passes Anti-Conversion Law

India (Mission Network News) — In India, religious minorities are seeing their freedoms slowly erode. The northeastern state of Jharkhand recently became the ninth state to pass anti-conversion laws, which are often used to suppress any religion other than Hinduism. “I think in the little over three years that we’ve had this government in place, we’ve certainly […]

Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

Christian Union Banned From Oxford Freshers’ Fair

(Christian Institute) — An Oxford University college banned members of the Christian Union (CU) from its freshers’ fair, claiming that Christianity is used as an “excuse for homophobia and certain forms of neocolonialism.” One of the organizers of last week’s fair at Balliol College, Freddy Potts, claimed that the presence of CU members would be […]

Female-Only Cambridge College to Accept Men Who Identify as Women

Female-Only Cambridge College to Accept Men Who Identify as Women

(BBC) — A female-only Cambridge University college will now accept applications from transgender students. Murray Edwards, whose alumni include broadcasters Claudia Winkleman and Sue Perkins, had only admitted women since its creation in 1954. It will now consider those who identify as female and, where identified as male at birth, have “taken steps to live […]

Terminally Ill UK Man Loses ‘Right-to-Die’ Case

Terminally Ill UK Man Loses ‘Right-to-Die’ Case

(BBC) — A terminally ill man has lost his high court challenge against the law on assisted dying. Noel Conway, 67, from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, wanted a doctor to be allowed to prescribe a lethal dose when his health deteriorates. Currently any doctor helping him to die would face up to 14 […]

The New Taboo: More People Regret Sex Change and Want to ‘Detransition’, Surgeon Says

The New Taboo: More People Regret Sex Change and Want to ‘Detransition’, Surgeon Says

(National Post) — Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia—and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a […]

British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

British Schools Ditch ‘BC’ and ‘AD’ to Avoid Offending Non-Christians

(Evangelical Focus) — A growing number of British schools are removing the historical terms BC and AD from religious education lessons in a bid to avoid offending non-Christians. The traditional terms BC, Before Christ, and AD, Anno Domini (which means ‘the year of the Lord’), are being ditched for BCE—Before Common Era, and CE—Common Era. […]