#1062 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 19 April 2015
In his recent Easter message, British Prime Minister David Cameron encouraged Britons to reflect on the role Christianity played in national life.
With the UK election less than a month away, the country’s leader praised the work of the church at home, and implored Christians to remember the suffering of their brothers and sisters around the world.
He said the church was not just a collection of beautiful old buildings but “a living, active force doing great works across our country.” And he drew attention to the terrible plight of Christians suffering and dying for their faith across the Middle East, in Lybia, Nigeria, Kenya and North Korea.
Mr Cameron’s atheist opponents, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg, also shared Easter messages, while the leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, wished everyone an “enjoyable day,” describing himself as a “lapsed Anglican” who did not attend church regularly but who does believe in God.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.