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How Christianity changed the world

Sharon James

Adult and Student / 2019

Christianity has shaped our ideals of dignity, compassion, justice and equality, and has had an immeasurably positive impact on history.

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God the giver of life: human dignity respected

Sharon James

The Bible teaches that every human is made in God’s image. We trace some of the ways through history that Christ’s followers have defended the sanctity of life.

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The God of justice: freedom and justice defended

Sharon James

The God of justice hates oppression and demands that rulers should rule justly. Biblical principles lie behind ideas of liberty and justice.

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The God of compassion: human need addressed

Sharon James

The God of mercy has compassion on all he has made (Psalm 145:9), and his followers have been at the forefront of efforts to relieve suffering and need.

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The creator God: education, culture and work promoted

Sharon James

Humans made in God’s image have capacity to reason and create. Christians through history have taken a lead in providing education for all and recognising the dignity of work.

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