Where is the boundary between religion and politics?

Nov 15, 2017 by

by Will Jones, courtesy of Ian Paul, Psephizo: Will Jones writes: If we’re honest, we’re a bit confused about religion in the West. We know that we don’t want to end up like many Islamic countries, slavishly implementing a backward and brutal law code in the name of God. We also know that we...

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Religion in Public Life: Levelling the Ground

Nov 7, 2017 by

by Grace Davie, Theos: It is a commonplace, nowadays, to say that religion has returned to public life. And like most commonplaces it is partially true. Religion is most certainly present in public life in new and highly visible ways but to imply that religion was once nowhere and is now...

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Cultural climate change and the future of religion

Nov 3, 2017 by

by Jonathan Sacks, MercatorNet: (reposted) We are living in interesting times. Sometimes, I think the world has gone so crazy that the best account of it was that wonderful remark by Woody Allen: “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and...

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In defence of Thought for the Day: why Britain needs the BBC’s religious slot more than ever

Nov 1, 2017 by

by Joseph Hartropp, Christian Today: Shots have been fired at the religious slot ‘Thought for the Day’ (TFTD), the weekday feature on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Presenter John Humphrys called the segment ‘inappropriate’ and ‘deeply boring’; a...

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A Tale of Two Businesses

Oct 25, 2017 by

by Julie Lynde, Family Policy Alliance of Idaho: Do we have an inalienable right to not be offended? I have spent many years in Idaho working for First Amendment freedoms. A few years ago, while working to clarify Idaho’s religious freedom law (RFRA), the ACLU opposed our efforts. One of their...

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Without a shared religious narrative, our society is done for

Oct 19, 2017 by

by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, Catholic Herald: Neil MacGregor, former director of the National Gallery (where he oversaw the Seeing Salvation exhibition) and former director of the British Museum, is one of our leading public intellectuals, so when he speaks, we should all make an effort to listen....

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