A Christmas Message of Light and Hope
'Christmas is a time to remember the fulfilment of promise and realisation of hope in the birth of Jesus Christ. We remember that the Light shone into darkness and transformed it, and likewise, so many have shone as bright lights throughout this past year, as beacons of hope for those around the world who have lived various forms of darkness, ranging from bereavement and illness to persecution and displacement.
This Christmas, we stand together to commit ourselves once again to a spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and to continuing to do all we can to shine a light of hope, promise and kindness into a world that has such need of it.
As we stand together, we give thanks for those who continue to be our inspiration: both those who make our work possible through their tireless commitment, and even more importantly, those for whom we stand and whose resilience and courage continue to be a testimony to their own strength and faithfulness.
We wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, healthy and happy New Year'
Alton of Liverpool
House of Lords
Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London
Founder and Director
Refcemi, Coptic Advocacy
Open Doors UK & Ireland
Head of Public Policy
Aid to the Church in Need UK
Embrace the Middle East
The Revd Dr
Director for the Middle East
Chief Development and Advocacy Officer
Open Doors International
Head of Policy & Communications
World Vision UK
Prof Paul S Williams