The Tories and the DUP: Why it’s complete waste of time for Theresa May to chase the religious right in the UK

Jun 13, 2017 by

by Andrea Hatcher, Christian Today: The final votes were hardly counted when speculation began about how the Conservative Party would form a coalition to govern in a hung Parliament. Their prospective partners are the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland. Their ten members of...

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How does religion matter in Britain’s secular public sphere?

Jun 13, 2017 by

by Craig Calhoun, LSE: Religion has played an enormous role in British public life, but not lately.  We can be grateful not to be fighting religious wars or repressing Bible translations. We should be glad that in the 19th century Britain did finally offer Catholics full political rights. Perhaps...

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Why has being Christian become so controversial in this election?

Jun 6, 2017 by

by James Macintyre, Christian Today: Perhaps it is a sign of the increasingly secular times, at least in the political world, that religion appears to have become a running theme in the current general election – and not in a good way. In the latest of a series of stories relating to the faith of...

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Theresa May tells Jesus House church: be role models in your faith

May 31, 2017 by

by Harry Farley, Christian Today. Theresa May urged Christians to talk openly about their faith as she visited Jesus House – one of the largest black-majority Pentecostal churches in the UK – on Sunday. The Prime Minister was interviewed by Pastor Agu Irukwu in front of thousands at the north...

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Survey finds most people oppose letting faith schools select all pupils by religion

May 31, 2017 by

by Eno Adeogun, Premier. The majority of the general public want new faith schools to maintain their current selection cap which limits schools from not selecting more than half of their pupils on religious grounds. The poll commissioned by the Accord Coalition found that four out of every five...

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Nearly 50% are of no religion – but has UK hit ‘peak secular’?

May 20, 2017 by

by Harriet Sherwood, Guardian: The secularisation of Britain has been thrown into sharp focus by new research showing that for every person brought up in a non-religious household who becomes a churchgoer, 26 people raised as Christians now identify as non-believers. The study also shows that...

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