For broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 20 Apr 2014.
British Prime Minister David Cameron this week acknowledged that Christians are the most persecuted faith community around the world, and that Britain should be “unashamed” in standing up against those who persecute Christians and other religious groups.
The Pew Research Center reports that Christians remain the world’s most oppressed religious group with persecution against them reported in 110 countries.
Mr Cameron said he was proud to live in a “Christian country,” and there was a need to expand the role of faith and faith organisations through “evangelism.” He called for
More belief that we can get out there and actually change people’s lives and make a difference and improve both the spiritual, physical and moral state of our country … I’m certainly not asking you to agree with everything the government does, but I hope you can see … real moments of evangelism, enthusiasm and wanting to make our world a better place.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.