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Sister Christine Frost MBE (born 1937 in Limerick, Ireland) is a religious sister working and living in Poplar, London. She was awarded the MBE for her work in deprived areas of Tower Hamlets in the shadow of Canary Wharf,[1][2] where she has been campaigning since the 1980s.[3]

She launched the charity Neighbours in Poplar in 1968, to help older adults meet up and enjoy outings, and later South Poplar and Limehouse Action for Secure Housing (SPLASH), showing similar concern for teenagers. She is known locally for distributing Christmas meals to elderly and lonely people.[4]

In 2010 she led a public protest against rigid restrictions introduced by Tower Hamlets Council in the name of safety following a tower block fire in south London.[1][3]

On 8 August 2014, Frost removed an emblem resembling the Black Standard from the entrance to a Council estate in Poplar, as the local authority had been slow to react.[5] She explained that the protesters had intended to express solidarity with Gaza, but had been unaware that other residents would be intimidated.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Dominic Gover (8 August 2014). "Who is Sister Christine?". International Business Times. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ Jane Kelly (30 August 2014). "'I see the powerlessness of the people here': a Catholic nun among east London's Muslims". The Spectator. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Nun sees off the doormat health and safety zealots". Telegraph. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  4. ^ Gemma Collins; Mike Brooke (17 June 2008). "Sister of Mercy, headmaster and two professors put East End on Queen's List". East London Advertiser. Archived from the original on 13 April 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  5. ^ Robin de Peyer (8 August 2014). "Black flag linked to jihadists Isis removed from London estate by nun". Evening Standard. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ Robert Booth (8 August 2014). "Islamist flag removed: 'There is no place for hate in Tower Hamlets'". Guardian. Retrieved 25 December 2014.