Posts from December 2014

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Government stepping back from the issue of religious freedom

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An incoming Labour government would appoint a Global Envoy for Religious Freedom, says Douglas Alexander. You don’t need to be a practising Christian to understand the enduring power of the Christmas story. The idea that hope emerges in unexpected places, amongst powerless people, is what gives the Nativity narrative its magical quality. Yet as Mary […]

Syrian Christians: ‘Help us to stay – stop arming terrorists’

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Outgoing artillery shook St Elias church as the priest reached the end of the Lord’s Prayer. The small congregation kept their eyes on the pulpit, kneeling when required and trying to ignore the regular thuds that rattled the stained glass windows above them. Home to one of the oldest Christian communities in the world, the […]

Let’s Not Apologise For Christmas

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British society must not shy away from its own beliefs or traditions such as saying “Happy Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays”, former Cabinet Minister Liam Fox has said. In an online video message Dr Fox said Christmas is “a time of hope and renewal, a central part of our religious belief”. He explained that was why […]