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Faith Minister: why it's right to scrap


And so with very little notice being taken, a Constitutional experiment unprecedented in Britain’s history, has been quietly laid to rest.  Or has it?

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Bring on the theologians, Mr Cameron


David Cameron’s ‘most important speech yet on extremism’ has now been delivered.

With terror waiting in the wings, it appears tragically to have added very little at all to the junk thinking that has got us to such an impasse. 

Platitudes piled up about ‘values’, ‘equality’, and ‘beliefs’ do not comprise an ethic to live by, as is already amply demonstrated.

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Religious Illiteracy – the Root of all Evil?

by Jenny Taylor - 27th April 2015

I prepared this two-minute speech as a panellist in a BBC Debate at Broadcasting House on 22 April 2015, chaired by Roger Bolton, with Aaqil Ahmed (Head of Religion, BBC), Ruth Gledhill (Christian Today), and Professor Robert Beckford (Theologian, Canterbury Christchurch).

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