Halloween: harmless or harmful?

Why I don’t celebrate Halloween. I couldn’t have put it better myself…

God and Politics in the UK

Halloween PumpkinToday’s guest writer is the Revd. Canon J. John. J John is an internationally recognised Christian speaker and author. He has written over 50 books and spoken in 69 countries, teaching the Christian faith and  addressing over 300,000 people in person each year.  his series Just 10 (on the Ten Commandments) has now exceeded one million people in attendance.

In light of the recent media focus on Tesco and Asda’s ‘psycho’ patient Halloween outfits, J John is keen to raise a debate on the nature of Halloween. What messages are we giving to children who are encouraged to dress up as a ‘Zombie Pyjama Girl’ for example with blood soaked pyjamas and a slashed teddy and what is the impact of Halloween on society and on vulnerable people?

You can find out more about J John and his work through his Philo Trust website and also follow him on Twitter.


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