Jenny Taylor

The Oxford sex ring: dhimmitude meets decadence

by - 15th May 2013

‘I was desperate to get away but I was too terrified: they threatened to chop my son's head off and put it in a suitcase, and then kill me and my mum.

'I knew they would do it, too. They're not human,' she said. 'I have no doubt they would have killed me and done it painfully and slowly.’

This is not the testimony of a refugee fleeing a particularly vicious outbreak of retaliatory warfare in Syria, or a victim of a salafi kidnap attempt in Somalia – scenarios from the bottom of the world that sadden each day’s newspaper trawl.

Thatcher's religion

by - 17th April 2013

If ever there were a need for religious literacy in world affairs, it is today with the passing of Lady Thatcher.

For if commentators don’t take her faith into the overall account of her political career, it is not possible to understand her.

People got hurt.  But the country itself was dying.  People have short memories.  Or else they were cocooned from what menaced Britain up to the 1970s and beyond. 

Edward Heath had declared a State of Emergency five times in three years.

‘Students want old-fashioned dates back’ – US research

by - 7th March 2013

The TabletToo much sex – the sexualisation of society?’  Read Donna de Freitas and Jenny Taylor in The Tablet for the Westminster Faith Debate.

Emotionally unprotected sex

by - 6th March 2013

Speaking at last week’s Westminster Faith Debate on sexualization, I was struck by two things – first, that I was the only one on the panel or in the dialogue afterwards who mentioned how liberating Christian teaching on the body is.

And the second was how dominant the Jewish view of sex and marriage has become: almost the default position now.