The Methodist Church has urged British Christians to pray for marginalised groups in Tibet and China as security arrangements are made for Sunday’s Olympic torch handover in London. ‘The situation in Tibet is very grave and it is clear that there have been human rights violations,’ said Christine Elliott, Methodist secretary for External Relationships, previously its Asia and Pacific secretary. David Fung, senior steward at Birmingham Chinese Methodist Church, said he was ‘deeply sorry for the Tibetan sufferings’. Nevertheless, he supported the Beijing Olympic Games and prayed for it to be an opportunity ‘to channel both friendship and the Gospel into the hearts and minds of the people there’.
Source: Methodist Recorder (3/4)