The community of values among religions serves the needy
In his Christmas message broadcast on Monday, King Charles III, the monarch of the United Kingdom and several Commonwealth countries, emphasized the community of values among the great world religions.
In his speech recorded at Buckingham Palace in London, without mentioning any countries, King Charles III declared that in the current period of increasingly tragic conflicts raging in the world, he prays that everyone does everything possible to protect others.
The teachings of Christ articulate universal values that connect the Abrahamic religions, as well as other denominations worldwide – emphasized King Charles III. The king – who has given a Christmas speech as a monarch for the second time since the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September – stated that these values remind people to put themselves in their neighbors’ shoes and strive for their well-being just as much as for their own.
The British monarch has not for the first time placed special emphasis on speaking to followers of other major religions in addition to Christianity in his Christmas television address. In his first Christmas message as king last year, he said that churches, synagogues, mosques, and Sikh prayer houses united their strength to provide food for the hungry and offer love and support to the needy. He added: although Christmas is primarily a Christian holiday, the celebration of light overcoming darkness extends beyond the boundaries that separate religions and beliefs.
King Charles III, in accordance with centuries-old traditions, is the foremost lay leader of the Anglican Church. However, his long-voiced and well-known endeavor is to provide the same distinguished, inclusive attention to the followers of churches and religions native to the United Kingdom as to the followers of Christianity.