This is big. Four Christians who have all lost cases relating to freedom of religion in the UK courts will be going to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) next Tuesday (4th September) seeking to have their judgements overturned. … Read More ›
Month: August 2012
Review of the final Westminster faith Debate with Tony Blair, Rowan Williams and Charles Moore
On July 24th regular contributor to this site, Graham Goldsmith attended the final Westminster Faith Debate entitled ‘Religion in Public Life’. Below is his review of the debate along with some concluding thoughts. You can find more details on the event and press reviews at the… Read More ›
Is it really ‘McCarthyite’ to ask teachers at Catholic schools to make a declaration of faith?
Not long after I started out as a full-time youth worker I visited my local school and innocently asked the Head of RE if they were a Christian.The reaction I received was probably about the same as if I’d asked her… Read More ›
This week’s news and links: Who wants to keep Sunday special?
So here we are in the middle of the eight week suspension of the Sunday trading laws which will continue until the end of the Paralympics on the 9th of September. As most of us probably expected, having dropped them… Read More ›
Majority of British adults say tax avoidance is ‘morally wrong’
Press release from Christian Aid: New research has revealed that 56% of British adults believe that tax avoidance by multinational companies (MNCs), while a technically legal way of reducing what they owe the taxman, is morally wrong, and half of… Read More ›
Tony Nicklinson: right-to-die or right-to-murder?
After what seemed like a very long wait the decision on Tony Nicklinson’s right-to-die case came out yesterday with the three High Court judges unanimously upholding the current law which says it is an offence to end someone’s life through… Read More ›