It is easier to be Jewish in Britain than it would be in a secular country because of the “tolerance that Christianity demands of our society”, David Cameron said this week.
Discussing his own religion – and that of society as a whole - in an article for the Church Times, the Prime Minister said it was the country’s Christian morals that enabled “greater space for other religious faiths too.”
He said: “Crucially, the Christian values of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion, humility and love are shared by people of every faith and none – and we should be confident in standing up to defend them.”
He also spoke about the “fundamental role” played by faith-based organisations in the UK, saying they were the “driving force behind some of the most inspiring social action projects” today.
“I welcome the efforts of all those who help to feed, clothe and house the poorest in our society,” he added.