British Prime Minister Theresa May said the country and its people were coming together following the country's vote to exit the European Union (EU). In her first Easter message as the Prime Minister, she said:
Theresa May, Prime Minister, Britain This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead.
May, who is a vicar's daughter, also spoke of her Christian upbringing and said she learnt ‘compassion, community and citizenship’ but that these are values we ‘all hold in common’, the BBC reported. She also said the UK has a ‘strong tradition’ of religious tolerance and freedom of speech.
Theresa May, Prime Minister, Britain We must be mindful of Christians and religious minorities around the world who do not enjoy these same freedoms. We must do more to stand up for the freedom of people of all religions to practise their beliefs openly and in peace and safety.
Peace Could Not Have More Urgency: Jeremy Corbyn
Meanwhile, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Easter message of peace “could not have more urgency throughout the world”.
Corbyn said Christians throughout the world would be remembering “Jesus' example of love and sacrifice, and the Easter message of redemption and peace.” Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which occurred three days after his crucifixion.
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