Does Britain Have A ‘Christian Right’ And If So How Successful Is It?
By James Macintyre, Christian Today:
Is there a British equivalent to the ‘religious right’ in America? If so, how influential is it? And what are its methods?
Further, how should the Church be influencing non-Christians in an increasingly secular age?
These are just some of the questions raised by an article published on the LSE’s website and elsewhere by an academic entitled Britain’s ‘Christian right’: seeking solace in a narrative of discrimination.
Steven Kettell, an associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick University, points out that the US Christian right is enjoying a resurgence under the new presidency of Donald Trump, one in which its influence appears to be renewed as the source of ‘religiously inspired policy-making’.
And he acknowledges that, ‘Compared to their US counterparts, conservative Christians in Britain are far fewer in number, tend to engage with a different set of issues, are typically more left-of-centre in their economic outlook and have far less political clout.’