Christian Therapist Suspended for Praying With Muslim Coworker at UK Govt Healthcare Facility

A Christian occupational therapist has been disciplined for praying for a Muslim colleague, despite being encouraged by the colleague to talk about her faith. Victoria Wasteney, head of occupational therapy at the East London NHS (National Health Service) trust, prayed for the newly qualified Muslim worker after she expressed concerns about her health. When Wasteney offered to pray with her, she willingly agreed and replied, “OK”. But in June 2013, the colleague raised a complaint against Wasteney,

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Membership statistics challenge the Church, says Methodist General Secretary

By Agency Reporter The General Secretary of the Methodist Church has encouraged Methodists to rise to the challenge of falling membership figures. Presenting his report to the Methodist Conference yesterday (30 June), the Rev Dr Martyn Atkins highlighted the Church’s latest statistics, which indicate a significant drop in Church membership over the last ten years. “However the Statistics for Mission

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Cameron tells MPs: Christianity can make politicians good

David Cameron becomes first prime minister since Margaret Thatcher to join US-style prayer breakfast in Parliament By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor David Cameron has insisted that being a Christian helps make him a better politician. His comments came as he became the first prime minister since Margaret Thatcher to attend Britain’s national parliamentary“prayer breakfast”. It follows a debate over Mr Cameron’s remarks

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