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Archbishops welcome BA uniform policy review

Friday 19th January 2007

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed the decision by BA to change its uniform policy to allow the wearing of crosses and other religious symbols.

Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, said:

"I am grateful that BA have listened to the deep concerns that have been expressed about this issue and that their change of policy now allows Christians to wear crosses openly. Important issues have been raised; this is a positive and constructive outcome."

Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, said:

"I am grateful that BA have finally shown both grace and magnanimity in this change of policy so as to enable their Christian employees to display their commitment to their faith. I welcome the efforts made by BA to allow the wearing of the Cross by those Christian employees who wish to do so. Nadia Eweida's courage and commitment to her Lord is a challenge to us all that love and loyalty to Christ conquers in the end."

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