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Increased persecution of Christians back on the agenda in Parliament

21 Apr

God and Politics in the UK

On Wednesday a large number of MPs met to discuss the persecution of Christians around the world and what the Government’s response through the Foreign Office should be.  The debate was secured and organised by Naomi Long MP, with a great deal of support from Open Doors.  Nearly two thousand of their supporters contacted their MP asking them to attend, which undoubtedly made a difference.  She also acknowledged the help of Christian Solidarity Worldwide and His Grace, Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the UK

Mrs Long highlighted the increased persecution of Christians in countries in Africa not previously associated with persecution and underlined that “the Arab spring has had disastrous consequences for religious freedom and has promoted a major exodus of Christians from the Middle East.” She called on the Government to explain how they were responding to these challenges, and stated that “the right to have a faith…

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