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‘Wake-up’ to intolerance against Christians, archbishop says


The Church of England fought back this week against the “seeming intolerance and illiberality” aimed at their faith by public bodies.

Often seen as a peacemaker in a multi-faith Britain, church leaders and priests said it was time to give more voice to their own religion.

Recently, the media has been dotted with stories about Christians being ostracised in their workplace because of their faith.

Last week, a community nurse was suspended after offering to pray for a patient’s recovery before being reinstated, while this week a primary school receptionist was facing disciplinary action as a result of sending out an e-mail asking friends to pray for her daughter.