Hours after Andy Flannagan led parliamentarians in singing about integrity, truth and justice, a spate of government ministerial resignations took place, with Sajid Javid referencing the prayer breakfast in his speech. As Boris Johnson confirms he will stand down this autumn, Sam Hailes speaks to Flannagan, who also heads Christians in Politics, to ask what we should make of claims that a prayer meeting led to the highest number of ministerial resignations in history.
Click HERE to read our latest newsletter. As it's in a pdf format some of the links are unreliable so I've added them below.
- Our plans for Autumn Conference 2022
- Urgent funding request
- Open, Tolerant, United? Tolerance and the challenge culture.
- Romans 13 v 1. Is our current government worthy of respect?
- Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
- Update on our complaint regarding motion F4 at Autumn Conference 2021
This weekend, we celebrate 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth 2. My parents married in the same month as the coronation but I’ve no idea if I am named after the Queen or not. Both of my parents are long gone, but Queen Elizabeth remains, still working at the age of 96. My personal favourite story about the Queen is that of two tourists who allegedly met a headscarf wearing elderly lady and a policeman while out walking near Balmoral. “Have you ever met the Queen?” they asked the old lady. “No” she told them. Pointing to the policeman she added “But he has”. I’ve no idea if this story is true, but it displays the honesty and humour I believe she embodies.
Christmas greetings from all at LDCF.
A new survey by Sevanta ComRes suggests that one third of UK adults pray and attend church regularly. The percentage is higher for young people of whom half say they pray once a month and almost as many of now attend church too.
Nigel Paterson, author of 'Change of the Tide - revivals in the UK' gave our Gladstone Lecture this year.