Reverend Canon Doctor Alan Billings  
Monday, 16 June, 2008, 08:00 AM
Rating 2 out of 5 (A little platitudinous)

A memorial to journalists killed doing their duty will be unveiled tonight. Every night, at 10 pm, it will add to London's light pollution by sending a beam of light 1 km into the sky. Journalists often have to work in dangerous parts of the world, and sometimes become targets themselves when they present a truth that is inconvenient to one side or the other. As a Reverend Canon Doctor and Director of the Centre for Ethics and Religion, Lancaster University, let me just assure you that truth is terribly important. Truth helps us determine how to react. Truth prevents our feelings from being manipulated. Thankfully, that well known war correspondent, John the Evangelist has truthfully reported that Jesus said: the truth will set you free.

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