This week saw Tony Nicklinson, who suffers from locked-in syndrome, being granted permission by a High Court judge to proceed with his “right-to-die” case to a full hearing. Mr Nicklinson wants the courts to allow a doctor to end his… Read More ›
religion in society
Clearing the Ground a review – part 4: If the Church doesn’t defend liberty and justice, who will?
Section 4. What should Christians do? This is the final part of the review of the Clearing the Ground report published by Christians in Parliament on the 27th February 2012. You can read part one of the report review HERE,… Read More ›
Clearing the Ground a review – part 3: How to turn the tide against the myth of secular neutrality
Section 3. What can be done? This is part three of the review of the Clearing the Ground report published by Christians in Parliament on the 27th February 2012. You can read part one of the report review HERE and part two… Read More ›
New Equality and Human Rights Commission report pushes religion below other rights
This is a press release from the Evangelical Alliance dated March 5th: Equality and HumanRights Commission pushes religion below other rights Following Trevor Phillips’s recent comments that religious rules should end ”at the door of the temple”, the Equality and… Read More ›
Clearing the Ground a review – part 2: The Equality and Human Rights Commission is not fit for purpose
Section 2. Have recent changes to the law affected Christian freedoms? This is part two of the review of the Clearing the Ground report published by Christians in Parliament on the 27th February 2012. You can read part one of… Read More ›
Clearing the Ground a review – part 1: Religious illiteracy is strangling freedom of belief
Section 1. Is there a problem? ‘Religious freedom is in the news. The statutory framework affecting the manifestation of religious belief has changed extensively over the past decade in the UK – and recent high profile cases have demonstrated how… Read More ›
Clearing the Ground: a game changing report
The preliminary report into the freedom of Christians in the UK from the Clearing the Ground inquiry has been launched today. The inquiry was overseen by Christians in Parliament, an official All-Party Parliamentary Group and the committee included MPs and Peers… Read More ›
Has the Church become a doormat to the temple of secularism?
This post is by Graham Goldsmith, a regular contributor to this site: ‘Awake O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.’ (Ephesians 5;14) In 2007 I read the now very well known book. ‘The God… Read More ›
What has Christianity ever done for our society?
It’s been a remarkable couple of weeks for the relationship between Christianity and the state. We’ve had the Advertising Standards Authority ruling against Healing on the Streets – Bath and the Bideford Council prayers case at the High Court along with Eric… Read More ›
Review of the Westminster Faith Debate: Religious identity in ‘superdiverse’ societies
This is a guest post from regular site contributor, Graham Goldsmith, who attended the First Westminster Faith Debate at Whitehall on 8th February. You can watch the video of the debate at the end of this post: I was recently privileged… Read More ›
This week’s news and links (mainly featuring Richard Dawkins)
Religion’s relationship role in society continued to stay in the headlines yesterday as Richard Dawkins’ Foundation for Reason and Science released the results of a poll it commissioned looking at Christian belief and practice in the UK (full Ipsos MORI report… Read More ›
Theos and the Westminster Faith Debates
One of the things I’ve enjoyed most since starting this blog has been discovering what is already going on in the whole arena of faith and politics in this country. the more I look into this, the more I discover…. Read More ›