Key Quotes - What famous people say

Key Quotes - What famous people say

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Last update: Sunday 24th February
 
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has spoken out against those who “seek to divide” Muslims and Christians and “politicise religion”. President Buhari, who is campaigning for re-election in February, writes in today’s Church Times: “As People of the Book, I believe that there is far more that unites Muslims and Christians than divides them…We must resist the temptation to retreat into our communities, because if we do, we can only look inwards. It is only when we mix that we can reach new and greater possibilities.”
What famous people sayChurch Times – 30th November 2018
 
Sir Lenny Henry has urged broadcasters to boost diversity, saying it’s “not enough to have more people on Eastenders and doing the weather”. He delivered a letter to Downing Street calling for tax breaks to effect change.
What famous people sayThe Sentinel – 7th November 2018
 
Actor Chris Pratt instructed the next generation to believe that "God is real" during his acceptance speech for winning the MTV 'Generation' award.
What famous people sayPremier - 20th June 2018
 
Actor Andrew Garfield says the “old guard” who believe in values like traditional marriage should take their “bigoted ideas” and “vanish into the night”. Garfield, who played Spider-Man in the 2012 and 2014 films, was speaking before winning a Tony lead actor award for a play about HIV.
What famous people sayThe Christian Institute - 15th June 2017
 
Khloe Kardashian, the third sister of reality TV family the Kardashians, has said she “can’t wait” to read Bible stories to her baby daughter, True Thompson, who was born in April.
What famous people sayPremier Christianity – June 2018
 
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
 
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