BRITISH MUSLIMS give more to charity than any other faith group in the nation, according to the First Lord of the Treasury.
Prime Minister David Cameron, giving a Ramadan greeting message via Twitter, also linked ‘those Muslim values – those British values – of community, family and charity’ adding that such values can be seen today ‘with British Muslims giving more to charity than any other faith group in Britain’.
HEART asked the Church of England if the Prime Minister’s claim was true that British Christians contributed less to charity than British Muslims but there was no comment.
Last June (2014) the National Secular Society criticised a survey by the BBC which suggested religious people gave more to charity than non-religious folk.
The Society said the difference in giving ‘is not that big’ and cited examples in the USA to show that Christian giving involved supporting church maintenance, salaries and proselytising – not just funding real people in need.