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MPs Host Consultation on ‘Persecutions of Christians in UK’ Wednesday 3 June, 9.30-11.30, Portcullis House, House of Commons

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DOMINIC Grieve, QC, MP, along with fellow MP’s Paul Goodman, Gary Streeter and Paul Rowen, and the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, are hosting a consultation at Portcullis House, House of Commons, Westminster today (3 June) on the ‘Persecution of Christians in the UK’.

Leading Human Right’s Barrister, Paul Diamond, and Yaqub Masih, secretary general of the Asian Christian Fellowship, will address a guest list of senior clerics, politicians and Christians who claim they are ‘discriminated against’ by employers, the public sector and local and central government if, in conscience, they share their faith or live it out in the workplace.

The Consultation will also hear ‘evidence’ from Andrea Minichiello-Williams, Director of the Christian Legal Centre which has supported and provided legal counsel to  a wide variety of high profile ‘Christian persecution/discrimination’ cases in the past three years. Christians who have been in the media spotlight in recent months will also share their story. Guests will also hear from Professor William Wagner from the USA as to how increasing secularism in the USA has impacted freedom of speech and association for Christians in a country believed to be ‘Christian’.

Canon Yaqub Masih said: “Christians in this country are being sidelined and discriminated and even some Pastors have been threatened and beaten, because of preaching the Gospel. I believe it is time for Christians to raise our voices and stand up for our rights and values, which are being sacrificed in the name of political correctness.

“The Asian Christian Fellowship has arranged this consultation to encourage Christians to stand for Christ and Christian Values in this multi-culture and multi-faith Society, and also to raise our concern to the government for what’s happening.”

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