A nationwide campaign has been launched by Christian Concern for Our Nation (CCfON) to help Christians stand up for Jesus in public life.
Called ‘Not Ashamed’, the campaign is urging Christians to stand together against discrimination in schools and workplaces following openness about their beliefs.
Christians whose plight have been highlighted by the national media, including Shirley Chaplin, Olive Jones, Sheila Matthews, Andrew McClintock, Gary McFarlane and Lydia Playfoot,launched the campaign outsideParliament in September.
CCfON is also urging Christians to wear a special logo on 1 December, a date set aside by the campaign as ‘Not Ashamed Day’.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey of Clifton, is writing a special leaflet for the campaign, explaining why Jesus Christ is good news for all. It is hoped it will be delivered to every household in the country.
Andrea Minichiello Williams, CCfON founder, said, ‘The pope’s visit has highlighted that there is widespread recognition of the attempt in our society to remove Jesus Christ from public life, restricting Christ to the domain of the private and personal, with disastrous effect for both individuals and our communities.
‘This has meant that many Christians have felt unable to speak and live out their faith or are confused and bewildered over what they are allowed to say and do in public.
‘This campaign is about giving the grassroots the courage to stand up and be counted and fearlessly declare that they are not ashamed of who they are or what they believe in. It encourages them to wear a highly visible Christian symbol and also give to family, friends, neighbours and work colleagues Lord Carey’s leaflet’.
More information from www.notashamed.org.uk