"We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice,
we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself." Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison (1943-1945)


6 January 2016

No 'Church revival' unless Church demonstrates the Bible is not 'prudish' - claims 'theology of the body' expert

THERE will be no Revival in the Church in the World without the renewal of Marriage and family life, and until the Church can demonstrate that the Bible’s view of sexuality is not prudish, but is a liberating invitation to respond to the desires of our hearts”. So says Christopher West, the world’s leading authority on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body’, who is to lecture at a three day Conference in London next week.

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18 December 2015

Costs Demand from TFL against CIT

Transport for London (TFL) lawyers have asked the Enforcements of Judgements Office in Belfast to issue a Custody Warrent against all goods of Core Issues Trust. The warrent requires payment of £8870.87 despite the fact that cases between 2013-2015 indicated proceedural flaws in TFL's dealings with CIT, and that Mayor Boris Johnson had been dishonest in disclaiming his role in the banning of our 2012 advertisment. The warrant, designed to silence the work and witness of the Trust, remains inplace until payment of this amount has been made. All events, projects and operations of CIT remain functional. Current balance = £5,437.25. Thank you for your generosity! The full £8870.87 demand must be paid by 22nd February, 2016.

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3 November 2015

Parliamentary Debate on ‘Stamping Out’ Gay Cure (sic) Therapies in the UK

Please be advised that we are unaware of any informal or professional psychotherapeutic or counselling practitioner in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Europe or the USA practising ‘gay cure’ as articulated by Minister Morgan as including ‘electro-shock’ and/or ‘aversion’ (nauseous drug) therapies. Where these exist we support such a ban. However, client rights to informed consent and self-determination deserve protection and respect.

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23 October 2015

Joint Statement in Support of UK Minister Morgan’s Call to end ‘Gay Cure’ Therapy

End Aversion Therapy Not Client Right to Informed Consent and Self-Determination. A Joint statement from CIT and The Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity/NARTH Training Institute

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20 October 2015

Boris and Media Man Face Court Call Over Bus Ads

Boris Johnson and his former media adviser will face a call tomorrow (10 DEC 2013) to appear before the Court of Appeal to explain new evidence about the Mayor’s involvement in banning adverts on London buses during last year’s closely fought Mayoral election campaign. HEARING: TOMORROW - TUES 10 DEC 2013 - 10:30 Court 71, Royal Courts of Justice, Strand

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20 October 2015

Belfast Statement

David Pickup is a keynote speaker at the Belfast-based Core Issues being held on Tuesday 14th June at Belvoir Church of Ireland. The conference is called “Interrogating the Pejoratives”. Other speakers include Barrister Andrea Minichiello Williams. David will be giving an evening address on this topic on Thursday, 9th of June,

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