Theresa May says UK will stand up for religious freedom

Apr 21, 2019 by

from BBC News:

Theresa May says the UK “must stand up for the right of everyone” to practise their faith in peace.

In her Easter message, the prime minister said she will spend her time “giving thanks in church”, but for many Christians “such simple acts of faith can bring huge danger”.

About 245 million Christians worldwide are estimated to be facing persecution.

Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn compared Jesus’ experiences to the challenges currently facing some refugees.

Mrs May, a vicar’s daughter and practising Christian, said: “Churches have been attacked. Christians murdered. Families forced to flee their homes.

“That is why the government has launched a global review into the persecution of Christians.

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