Values we Treasure
Equality Before the Law
Irrespective of race, sex, religion or social status. Long upheld by Common Law.
Prov 24:23; Eph 6:9.
Freedom of Religion
And to change religion. The Act of Toleration 1689, Catholic Emancipation 1829. Recognised in Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.
Freedom of Speech
Long cherished in the UK, protected by the courts. Recognised in Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.
Prov 18:13,17; 1 Thes 5:13.
Freedom of the Press
Accepted as part of democracy, regulated by the court. A traditional freedom.
Freedom to Differ
One can be a loyal citizen of a state while regarding oneself as a citizen of a spiritual kingdom.
The tradition of accepting immigrants who are willing to be integrated.
Lev 19:33,34; Acts 10: 1-16.
Sanctity of Life
Unacceptable to incite violence or murder.
6th Commandment; Eccles 5:8; Matt 5:38-48.
The tradition of speaking the truth, keeping one’s and eschewing deception.
9th Commandment; Prov 23:23.
Rights of Women
From days of Suffragettes, it’s accepted woman have rights and freedoms equal to men. 1 Peter 3:7.
Long accepted that a man should have only one wife. Recognised that wives have equal legal rights not only in divorce but in the way they are treated, and also that all children have an equal right to education.