On 15 June 1215, King John met with the barons at Runnymede to sign a document that would ensure the freedom of the Church, the liberties of the barons, and make himself equally subject to the law: Magna Carta.
It has become one of the most celebrated and influential documents in history and the foundation of Western Democracy. It was described by Lord Denning as “… the foundation of the freedom of the individual against the arbitrary authority of the despot.”
This year we celebrate its 800th anniversary, but how real are the liberties it sets out today?
Freedom of speech … only where it supports the new dogma
Freedom of conscience … only so long as it doesn’t infringe countervailing values
Freedom of belief … only in private and behind closed doors
The truth is that Christians are being increasingly marginalized and gagged!
Faith is being redefined.
Where will it all end?
Come and join our Rally calling for genuine Freedom, Equality, and Diversity
Where: Old Palace Yard When: Monday, June 15th Time: 12 – 2pm
Speakers so far include: Baroness Cox, Dennis Wrigley (Maranatha), Andrea Williams (Christian Concern), Alan Craig (political campaigner and former leader Christian Peoples Alliance), Edmund Adamus (Director for Marriage & Family Life, Archdiocese of Westminster), Lynda Rose (VfJUK). More to come!
Dress up, or come as you are. Tell your friends and bring a bus load!