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Religion can be a great force for good, but for many a lack of religious freedom can result in persecution on both a societal and institutional level. Over the years, BEACON’s McKenzie Friends volunteers have worked to support a number of individuals who have fled their home country due to persecution on the basis of their religious beliefs and who are looking for a place of safety in the UK. Religion is one of the five major categories protected under the Refugee Convention. As the law states (and our own morality dictates), individuals should not be asked to hide their beliefs, to lie, or to live in secret in order to live safely in their community – instead, people should be free to practise their faith both publicly and privately.
9:36am Monday 27th January 2014
When Hitler seized power in trodden-down Germany in 1933, Germany having lost the (First) World War and endured 15 years of a troubled economy, he founded the motor company Volkswagen to build cars, employing thousands of workers who had been out of work, and built motorways.
9:31am Monday 20th January 2014
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10:11am Monday 17th June 2013
Recycling is one of the ‘buzz words’ of the 21st century, and quite right too! We had become too much of a ‘throwaway’ society, in both material and spiritual terms. Anything from plastic packaging, paper, any kind of containers and household ‘white’ goods, went into the skip. In many cases, our own emotional and spiritual lives were included in this process of dumping.
9:43am Monday 20th May 2013
10:02am Monday 25th March 2013
Three and a half thousand years ago, Joseph came to Egypt. He married and his family grew and became known as Hebrews. Unfortunately the king of Egypt treated them as slaves and persecuted them. Some people think that they helped to build the pyramids.
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