Church representative joins Theresa May, faith and government leaders in National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast

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Faith and government representatives joined together at Parliament in London for the 2018 National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast chaired by Ian Blackford MP (June 19). Among attending government leaders was UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The event was introduced by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow. He expressed his thanks for living in a country where we have the freedom to practice our faith. He added, “We live in a world where billions of others don’t have the freedoms we have.” Over 140 government and faith leaders were in attendance.

 

The keynote address from Revd Dr Timothy Keller focussed on the topic of “What can Christianity offer our society in the 21st century?” Keller is an American pastor, theologian, and Christian apologist.

In a written statement, Rt Hon Theresa May MP said, “The Christian gospel has transformed the United Kingdom, with its values and teachings helping to shape the laws, customs and society of the country,” adding that the event was “an excellent opportunity both to celebrate the Christians’ ongoing contribution to this country and to reflect on the role Christianity can play in contemporary public life.”

Representing the Great Britain National Public Affairs and Communication Council for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was Julie Jones from Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. She also invited her local MP, Gerald Jones of Merthyr and Rhymney to join her at the breakfast. Julie said, “It is a wonderful opportunity to attend events like this with members of many different faiths as well as our government leaders, and come together in prayer.” She added, “It was my pleasure to have my local MP there with me as we discussed how we can help those in our local area.” 

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