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Articles / August 2015

Posted on Tue 11 Aug 2015

UK’s £2.7bn in aid to countries where Christians are persecuted

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Bishop of Rochester who is now president of Oxtrad, a charity supporting churches facing persecution, said:“Britain’s commitment to aid is praiseworthy but we must make surecontinue reading »

Posted on Thu 6 Aug 2015

Sunday shopping risks depriving us of something precious

The observance of Sunday as a weekly day of rest goes back to the Emperor Constantine, and in this country, legislation which forbade “worldly labour” has existed since, at least, the reign of Charles II.

The n…continue reading »

Posted on Wed 5 Aug 2015

Church: keep Sunday special for the sake of family, friends - and football

Bishop Michael warns that end of the common day of rest would be an ‘Orwellian nightmare’ where people can no longer count on being able to spend time with family and friends.

To read the full article, publishe…continue reading »

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