We need to focus on religious literacy – before it’s too late

Jul 24, 2017 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: “For religion to be taken seriously there needs to be an improvement in religious literacy across the media,” wrote the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby last year. The context was the BBC Charter renewal and debates around the ownership and purpose of Channel 4 – the...

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Tim Farron: You’re meant to feel marginalised as a Christian

Jul 19, 2017 by

From inews: A recent survey carried out by Christian campaigning group Premier found that many ordinary Christians in the UK felt marginalised. Tim Farron told i why he doesn’t think he’s been marginalised as a Christian in politics – but argues it is part of the Christian experience to struggle...

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Tim Farron admits he decided to resign as Lib Dem boss a month before the election because of his faith

Jul 15, 2017 by

By Hugo Gye, The Sun: TIM Farron secretly decided to quit as Lib Dem leader a month before the election because of questions about his faith, he said today. The outgoing party boss admitted his conservative views on gay couples and abortion was damaging the Lib Dems’ election chances. But he...

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The politicisation of grief makes us all alone

Jul 12, 2017 by

by Jane Kelly, TCW: As presenter of the BBC’s Any Questions, David Jacobs once worried that women panellists were not always strong enough to deal with tough debate. He’d seen them sometimes close to tears. What would he have made of Jack Monroe, who describes herself on Twitter as, ‘Chronicler of...

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Study finds the nonreligious can be more close-minded than the religious

Jul 2, 2017 by

by Eric W Dolan, Psypost; New research indicates that religious believers can be better at perceiving and integrating different perspectives than atheists in Western Europe. “The main message of the study is that closed-mindedness is not necessarily found only among the religious,” the study’s...

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‘I was raped and abused, but God has got me through’

Jun 26, 2017 by

from Premier Christianity: Sam Hailes talks to ‘Ella’ – a survivor of sexual abuse committed by Pakistani Muslim grooming gangs in the Rotherham area. Ella (not her real name) was brought up in what she describes as a normal, middle class, loving family near Rotherham, Yorkshire. A strong...

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