PM calls on UK to be 'more confident' about Christianity
The UK should be "more confident about our status as a Christian country", David Cameron said. The PM said being a Christian country was not to frown on other faiths or atheism, but rather "be confident in standing up to defend" Christian values.
It is "easier to be Jewish or Muslim" in the UK than some secular countries, according to the Prime Minister.
David Cameron set out his Christian beliefs in an article for the Church Times and defended his faith by arguing that "tolerance" was one of its core values.
Many people tell me it is easier to be Jewish or Muslim in Britain than in a secular country precisely because the tolerance that Christianity demands of our society provides greater space for other religious faiths, too.
Crucially, the Christian values of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion, humility, and love are shared by people of every faith and none - and we should be confident in standing up to defend them.