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Christians feeling marginalised: cleric

The Presbyterian Church In Ireland Moderator Dr Stafford Carson addresses the meeting.

The Presbyterian Church In Ireland Moderator Dr Stafford Carson addresses the meeting.

Those who hold traditional Christian moral views feel marginalised in today’s largely secular society, a former Presbyterian Moderator has said.

The Rev Dr Stafford Carson, now principal of Union Theological College, was speaking ahead of a Presbyterian conference to be held today in Belfast which will examine the role of Christian churches in public life.

Among the speakers will be Attorney General John Larkin.

The Rev Carson said: “Those who have lived through the second half of the 20th century will be aware of the seismic shift that has taken place in terms of morality and ethical standards...

“The changing scene has meant that those who hold to a traditional Christian position feel decidedly uncomfortable and marginalised as our society, and increasingly its major institutions, reflect a secular point of view which conflicts with their Christian principles.”

 
 
 

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