Show Up Campaign Launched

This week the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum, as part of Christians in Politics, launched our Show Up campaign. This campaign is the first of it's kind and it aims to encourage Christians to positively engage in politics in the run up to this year's election and beyond - to stop watching from the sidelines, show up and get involved.

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Clegg: We "strongly support" advisory group on religious freedom

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In Deputy Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Nick Clegg affirmed his strong support for the active advisory group on international freedom of religion or belief. 

He said, "I am sure everybody is shocked not only by the news but by the litany of abuse, persecution and violence that is inflicted on Christians and all religious denominations that are persecuted minorities around the world."

The Deputy Prime Minister described some actions that the Government is taking to try to counter this, including bilateral engagement and working with partners in international organisations, funding projects, and providing religious literacy training for FCO staff. 

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Stephen Lloyd MP challenges Cameron on RE

Christian MP Stephen Lloyd, who chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Religious Education and is the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon, asked a question to the Prime Minister during 'Prime Minister's Questions' on why an important document relating to RE in schools had been delayed at No.10 and not published.

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Stephen Williams MP shares church upbringing

Stephen Williams, the Liberal Democrat MP for Bristol West, affirmed the work of faith organisations and also shared the positive impact of his own church upbringing at FaithAction's conference yesterday called 'Faith: Too Significant to Ignore'.

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Transcript of the Gladstone Lecture 2014

This is a transcript of the Gladstone Lecture given by Shirley Williams on Tuesday 21 October at St James' the Less, Pimlico. An audio recording is also available on the website.

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Prayers in Parliament - Remembrance Day

LDCF gathered for a prayer meeting in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, Houses of Parliament on an important day - 100 years on from the start of the First World War. 

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Shirley Williams gives the 2014 Gladstone Lecture

On Tuesday 21 October 2014, Baroness Shirley Williams delivered the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum's annual Gladstone Lecture on the topic of 'How can we best promote peace in the world?'

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Impacting the Manifesto

Last week the Lib Dem Christian Forum hosted a roundtable, which brought together faith-based organisations and leading Lib Dem party figures to discuss the international development policies in the 2015 manifesto.

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Easter Reception Q&A with the Deputy Prime Minister

After Nick Clegg’s speech at his Easter Reception this week, he gave an interview with the press. Here are some of the questions he was asked (paraphrased) and the answers he gave.

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Nick Clegg says Christians should 'only be celebrated' for their work with foodbanks

Nick Clegg held his Easter reception yesterday, 23 April, for Christian leaders at Lancaster House, to thank them for their service to the community. In his speech he denounced those who question the motives of people of faith who help with foodbanks, and said they should 'only be celebrated and praised' for the work they are doing. 

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