Britain's first Muslim female Cabinet member has encouraged Christians in the U.K. to stand up more for their religion in a move that appears aimed at creating interfaith dialogue and promoting the protection of Christian minorities abroad.
In a weekend editorial of the Daily Telegraph, Baroness Sayeed Warsi, co-chair of the ruling Conservative Party in the U.K, wrote that the British people need to foster an environment in their home country where they can be:
“...unashamedly proud of their faith – where they don’t feel that they have to leave religion at the door. That means being proud of Christianity, not downgrading it.”
Lady Warsi went on to write that the murder of the only Christian member of Pakistan's parliament last March highlighted the urgent need for interfaith dialogue. She further explained her view that religious tolerance is a means to strengthen all beliefs in her editorial, writing that, "For many years, I have been saying that the stronger we are as a Christian nation, the more understanding we will be of other faiths."
Warsi concluded that Britain should take the lead in protecting religious minorities abroad, and specifically mentioned the Copts in Egypt and Christians in Pakistan.
(h/t Christian Post)