Fascinating - Christmas Message from UK's Minister for Faith and Communities

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Fascinating - Christmas Message from UK's Minister for Faith and Communities

Did you know that Faith and Communities Minister Baroness Warsi is a practicing Muslim? She has had a very interesting, not without controversy, career in the Conservative party and government of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Here's an excerpt from her Christmas message to the nation which is from the Department of Communiuties and Local Government website.

 

“Christmas is an extremely special time for Britain, a country where the majority of people identify themselves as Christian. None of us should forget that, amid the turkeys, the tinsel and all the traditions that accompany this festival, lies the true meaning of Christmas: the birth of Jesus Christ.

“This is a time for goodwill and generosity, reflection and redemption. These are themes we can all celebrate - people of all faiths and of none, who break their busy routines to come together with families and friends in the spirit of togetherness.

“This Christmas let’s also remember the positive impact of faith on society and think about those who face persecution for holding a belief. Let’s also be confident in Britain’s Christianity, as I said when I led the largest ever ministerial delegation to the Holy See earlier this year. We cannot erase this faith from our history any more than we can erase the spires from our landscapes - or, indeed, the stars from the tops of our trees.

“Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy, peaceful New Year.”

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/communities-ministers-wish-everyone-a...

 

The political line in her message is this one, as a means of reconfirming and upholding Christianity's core role in this country at a time when far right activiits claim that it is under threat.

We cannot erase this faith from our history any more than we can erase the spires from our landscapes - or, indeed, the stars from the tops of our trees.

Question to Forum members: How is this dynamic playing out in other countries across Europe?