Key Quotes - What famous people say

Key Quotes - What famous people say

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Last update: Wednesday 20th June
 
Pop star Ed Sheeran wants a private chapel in his garden. His planning application states “it is every person’s right to be able to have a place of retreat for contemplation, prayer and religious observances."
What famous people sayPremier Christianity – April 2018
 
Oscar award-winning singer and actress Jennifer Hudson has named the Bible as the book that has changed her life. Hudson told The Guardian she has been reading scripture since childhood.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity – February 2018
 
Presenter of Radio 4’s In Our Time, Melvyn Bragg has encouraged schools to reintroduce Bible readings so that children aren’t “deprived” of “the depth of language” in the words.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - November 2017
 
Boyzone’s Shane Lynch says he had a “very immature and selfish” lifestyle before becoming Christian. “I worked my way through that [and] found my Christian faith” he said.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
Richard Dawkins believes religious education is vital for children. The famous biologist said “you can’t understand history unless you know about the history of the Christian religion”.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity - July 2017
 
British actress Emma Thompson says she never moved to Los Angeles because she felt she was deemed ‘too fat’ when she visited. She also condemned the pressure on actresses to be thin.
What famous people sayThe Sentinel - March 30, 2017
 
The founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to make his online community similar to Saddleback, the Californian megachurch pastored by Rick Warren.
What famous people sayChristianity – April 2017
 
Christians must feel free to talk about their beliefs, the Prime Minister said in early March, as she declared that the role of Christianity should be celebrated in the UK. Theresa May also told a Downing Street reception that the persecution of Christians abroad needs to be tackled. Mrs. May praised the work that churches do, and noted that Church and government ‘will not always agree’, but there are areas ‘where we can work together’.
What famous people sayEvangelicals Now – April 2017
 
‘Your sex, male or female is what you’re born with’, leading feminist Dame Jenni Murray has said, as she spoke out against the ‘hijacking of language’ by transsexual activists. In the The Sunday Times, the Woman’s Hour presenter criticised moves to allow men who live as women to become guide leaders and attempted renaming of breast cancer to ‘chest cancer’.
What famous people sayEvangelicals Now – April 2017
 
TV historian Tom Holland says he had the completely wrong idea about Christianity. Though he has not become a Christian, Holland now recognises the faith as a revolutionary idea which has changed the world for good.
What famous people sayThe Christian Institute newsletter - Autumn 2016
 
“It’s okay to suffer, so long as you talk about it.” So says Prince Harry, a man who, somewhere in that highly assured and self-confident exterior, carries the trauma of the loss of his mother when he was just 12...“It’s not a weakness,” he says...”Weakness is having a problem and not recognising it and not solving that problem”...“The key message here today is that everyone can suffer from mental health,” stated Harry. “Whether you’re a member of the Royal family, whether you’re a soldier, whether you’re a sports star, whether you’re a white van driver, whether you’re a mother, father, a child, it doesn’t really matter.”
What famous people sayThe Sentinel – July 26th 2016
 
Hugh Grant has described marriage as “unromantic” and said casual affairs keep marriages together.
What famous people sayThe Christian Institute - 12th August 2016
 
Fiji's Rugby Sevens Olympic champions sang of the blood of the lamb, to a TV audience of hundreds of millions, after winning gold, on Thursday night. Huddled together in the 74,000 seated stadium, the Olympic champions sang in Fijian before singing in English: "We have overcome, we have overcome, by the blood of the Lamb, by the word of the Lord, we have overcome". It is the first ever gold medal for the country, which has less than 900,000 residents.
What famous people sayChristian Concern - 12th August 2016
 
US diving pair David Boudia and Steele Johnson told TV audiences of their Christian faith during an interview, after winning silver medals at the Rio Olympics. Speaking to NBC, Boudia proclaimed he and his partner are not defined by their sport, but instead by their identity in Christ. Johnson agreed, saying: "Going into this event knowing that my identity is rooted in Christ and not what the result of this competition is, just gave me peace and it let me enjoy the contest."
What famous people sayChristian Concern - 12th August 2016
 
U.S. leader Barack Obama has admitted the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his time in office.
What famous people sayThe Sentinel - April 12th 2016
 
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