Justin Welby: British values ‘increasingly disconnected’ from Christian heritage

Dec 8, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised Government defined ‘British values’ as being based on “revisionist secularism”. Justin Welby said that the values are “not properly embedded” in the Christian heritage of the country. He made the comments as he led a House of Lords debate on the topic of “shared values underpinning our national life”. Resilient heritage The Government defines fundamental British values as “democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty...

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‘British values’ are a load of old codswallop

Dec 8, 2016 by

by Ed West, Spectator: […]  Integration takes time, and depends on a number of factors, but an absolute condition would be a substantial reduction or pause in the number of migrants arriving from the developing world. If that happened, things would ease, as they did in the 1980s and 1990s, but that’s unlikely to happen because British social mores prevent us admitting that some types of migration bring far higher social costs than others. Aside from that, economic freedom probably helps,...

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Racial segregation ‘growing in UK’, Dame Louise Casey warns

Dec 5, 2016 by

from BBC News: Segregation and social exclusion has reached “worrying levels” and is fuelling inequality in some areas of Britain, a report has found. Women in some communities are denied “even their basic rights as British residents”, the Casey Review said. Dame Louise Casey accused public bodies of ignoring or condoning divisive or harmful religious practices for fear of being called racist. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said he would study the findings...

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Identity politics is creating a new kind of apartheid

Nov 29, 2016 by

by Matt Ridley: The student union at King’s College London will field a team in University Challenge that contains at least 50 per cent “self-defining women, trans or non-binary students”. The only bad thing Ken Livingstone could bring himself to say about the brutal dictator Fidel Castro was that “initially he wasn’t very good on lesbian and gay rights”. The first page of Hillary Clinton’s campaign website (still up) has links to “African Americans for Hillary, Latinos for Hillary, Asian...

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The Right comprehends the Left but never vice versa

Nov 26, 2016 by

by Prudence Dailey, The Conservative Woman: The smug self-satisfaction of the liberal elite has one again been manifested on last week’s edition of Radio 4’s Any Questions by Irish feminist author Eimear McBride who, when asked whom she would like to talk to in a lift and what she would say, responded ‘Nigel Farage: Please be a better person than you are’. To understand the full extent of the crassness of this remark, you also need to know that Mr Farage was a fellow panellist on the same...

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The Shift from Authority to Preference—And Its Consequences for the Church

Nov 18, 2016 by

by Os Guinness, 9 Marks: Our modern world has shifted us from a stance under authority to one of preference. Or, expressed more carefully, our modern world tends to undermine all forms of authority other than its own and replaces them with the sense that all responses are merely a matter of preference. THE LORD AS AUTHORITY   It goes without saying that authority is central and crucial to both the Jewish and Christian faiths. Unique among the gods believed in throughout history, the Lord...

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