Voice for Justice UK
Standing on the original Articles of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights, our call is to fight for the disadvantaged and marginalised, and to defend all who face exploitation and/or oppression.
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Re-open the churches. Now!
We are mindful of the care being taken by Government to implement measures to protect the public from further infection by Covid-19 at this time of crisis, but we call for the immediate re-opening of churches, in order to best care for the spiritual needs of the nation. For over fourteen hundred years Christianity has been the accepted faith of our land. Indeed, Christianity first arrived on our shores in the 1st century, carried by traders and artisans from Rome. Our society and laws are founded on Christian values and belief, and in 1534 the Church of England became the established Church of this land. In times of crisis and fear, our churches have provided refuge and spiritual solace. Throughout the plague years, despite the death of many priests, the churches remained open, committed to bringing solace to the community. During every war that has afflicted our nation over the last 1400 years, the churches have similarly remained open. With garden centres and DIY stores now joining supermarkets in providing service to the community, there is no reason for churches to remain closed. At the very least, with proper provision for maintained social distancing, they should be open on a daily basis for individual prayer and reflection. For those who wish physically to attend, again observing maintained social distancing, they should also be open for attendance at Sunday services and services throughout the week. It is important that in this time of crisis people should be free to seek spiritual solace. We therefore call, with proper and agreed safeguards, for the immediate re-opening of churches throughout the UK.
Reject calls to legalise abortion up to birth.
We call on Her Majesty’s Government to reject absolutely any and all calls to legalise abortion up to birth. At the recent G7 Summit in Biarritz, world leaders were told by the Gender Equality Advisory Council that removing all legal safeguards and allowing abortion up to birth is recommended good practice in advancing gender equality. In recent months, and using similar arguments, abortion activists in the UK have similarly been pushing for the legalisation of abortion up to birth - and for its extension to Northern Ireland, in clear disregard of the democratically expressed will of the people of that Province. Last year, according to the Office for National Statistics, there were 205,295 abortions in England and Wales (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/ attachment_data/file/808556/Abortion_Statistics__England_and_Wales_2018__1_.pdf), meaning that overall one in four pregnancies ended in termination. For any population to survive every woman must bear at least 2.3 children. Currently in the UK the level of reproduction is 1.7 births per woman, meaning that if current trends continue we shall, by the middle of the century, have come dangerously close to extinction. The same problem is being replicated worldwide. On top of this, sex selective abortions - where girls are aborted simply because they are female - have led to a dangerously destabilising sex-ratio imbalance in places such as India and China. The right to abortion up to birth does not empower women nor, as claimed, will it advance gender equality. On the contrary, all it does is encourage sexual promiscuity devoid of the need for commitment - which, if anything, primarily benefits men – and endangers the continuation of the human race. We call on Her Majesty’s Government to reject unequivocally all attempts to extend the time limit for abortion. We further call for a reduction of the existing time limit from 24 to 18 weeks, so as to reflect medical advances which mean that babies as young as 21 weeks now routinely survive.