England christian country

Added: Romeo Riddles - Date: 27.05.2022 06:11 - Views: 11306 - Clicks: 9257

I believe Christians must passionately reject this notion for three important- and Christian - reasons. Non-Christians are therefore considered as outsiders: excluded and rejected, never really a part of Team UK see 3 for more on why this is a very dangerous idea. Excluding refugees and people of minority faiths is definitely not a Christian value. His purpose was to show a new way to live, and that way was open to anyone, regardless of faith.

He showed those on the margins the most love, and he himself was a refugee. Also, although he was a Jew himself, he went out of his way to meet with and speak to Samaritans, Romans and others. Some people seem to be strangely nostalgic about Christendom in the same way that some people are bizarrely nostalgic about the British Empire.

Our country has laws to protect people of all religions, and it is important that we do not become a theocratic nation. A nation which is 'Christian' or 'Muslim' or 'Jewish' or 'Sunni Muslim' has a tendency to want to reduce religious freedom of expression for other faiths. The way that the English Defence League and other far-right groups in the UK use the Christian faith to promote their extremist views should be of concern to all Christians and all people of faith.

However, 'Christian' fascism has existed for a very long time and is on the rise again in the UK: nearly a third of the terror referrals passed on to police now relate to right-wing extremism , for example. We need to be very careful when we make extremism and violence about one religion only. It is also equally important that we do not start pointing the finger at adherents of one religion, thereby excluding the peaceful Muslims in this country even more, and making the Christians feel even more superior. Jesus would certainly not have approved of anything less than the nurturing of friendship, understanding and love between Muslims and Christians.

She strives to be a Christian without borders and is a proud Citizen of the World. Ruth is running a workshop this year on the importance of 'Disagreeing Well' across divides and difference. See here for more. Faith in Action. Christian imperialism is NOT a good thing Some people seem to be strangely nostalgic about Christendom in the same way that some people are bizarrely nostalgic about the British Empire.

We need to talk about the Far Right The way that the English Defence League and other far-right groups in the UK use the Christian faith to promote their extremist views should be of concern to all Christians and all people of faith.

England christian country

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Is Britain a Christian country? And what does that even mean?