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Happy Birthday Magna Carta!

Happy Birthday Magna Carta!

A year of celebration marking the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta began this week in the UK.

The Washington Post:

Churches here are planning a major campaign to reassert Britain’s Christian heritage on the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.

The Magna Carta is the 13th-century document enshrining the rights, privileges and liberties of the clergy and the nobles. It is also considered a founding document for human rights.

“It is one of the most hallowed documents in the world … written into the constitution of numerous countries and admired as a foundation stone in the Western traditions of liberty and the rule of law,” said Dan Jones, author of “Magna Carta: The Making and Legacy of the Great Charter.”

Posted by Andrew Gerns

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