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The Editorial

Christianity ignored?

Let’s start with a history quiz.

1. Which Christian woman brought about a revolution in nursing through her work in the Crimea? 2. Which Christian man started the Ashley Down Orphanage near Bristol? 3. Which Christian MP was instrumental in the abolition of the slave trade? 4. Which group of ‘martyrs’, transported to Australia, fought for workers’ rights and the acceptance of trade unions? 5. Whose motto was, ‘Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can’?

John Benton

The answers in order are: Florence Nightingale (1820-1910); George Muller (1805-1898); William Wilberforce (1759-1833); the Tolpuddle martyrs (whose letters are very moving. I remember at least one quoting Romans 8.28 expressing Christian faith) and John Wesley (1703-1791).