Jenny Taylor's blog

JesusCharlie

For once, our reasonable culture has no reasons. 

Of course, it’s obvious the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for religious reasons, but why would one kill for religion?

The killings by two masked gunmen audibly shouting Allahu Akhbar – God is Great – on videos replayed over and over again, are bullets to the heart of the Western dream.

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Guest Blog: ‘Islam has a stronger tradition of legitimated violence than Christianity’

by Prof John Wolffe - 10th December 2014

A HISTORIAN responds to DfID Minister Desmond Swayne’s comparison of ISIS and Christianity

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Religious illiteracy is now toxic

by Jenny Taylor - 9th October 2014

This blog was written for the Public Spirit collection on responses to the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life: Community, Diversity and the Common Good and is set to appear in October, 2015.

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