Diocese of Carlisle

What good has Christianity done in our world?

For 2,000 years Christianity has sought to show God’s love. As followers of Jesus we are commended to ‘love one another’. 

Impressively millions of ordinary people have followed Jesus and shown his love in practical works of love. Many modern charities owe their origin to a group of Christians, for example ‘The Samaritans’ and ‘Abbeyfield Homes’. 

Often religion is said to be the cause of wars. However as historians show us the reasons that cause wars are often to do with power, greed and nationalism. Christianity believes in a peaceful world, where each person is valued and respected.