British Prime Minister Theresa May is praising the role of Christianity and defending the right of people to speak about their faith, even as British Christians are facing growing government oppression around the practice of their beliefs. In her Easter message to the nation, May said “we should be confident about the role that Christianity has to play in the lives of people in our country.”

She also emphasized that Brits need to “treasure” the country’s tradition of religious tolerance and freedom of speech. “We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ,” she said. May’s use of her bully pulpit to promote religious freedom comes at a time when British Christians are feeling less comfortable speaking about or practicing their faith. READ MORE