June 22, 2016

Last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury finally revealed his voting intention in the EU referendum. 

For several months, while urging us to have a ‘really visionary debate', he had studiously withheld his own opinion. However, writing in the Mail on Sunday on 12 June, h...

March 18, 2016

The Government's anti-radicalisation Prevent Strategy is doomed to fail unless the Muslim community gets fully behind it, a leading anti-extremism chief has warned.

Former Islamic radical turned community worker Hanif Qadir set up the east London based Active Change Fou...

February 24, 2016

The Trojan Horse affair came as little surprise to me. I had long witnessed the ways that cross-cultural pressures – minority/majority, religious/nationalist, tribal/family – work on individuals and society.

Having been Principal of the Tyndale Biscoe School in Sri...

December 9, 2015

Maajid Nawaz, eloquent, charismatic, and sartorially exquisite head of the Quilliam Foundation, emerged from an Egyptian prison not just a wiser, but a Christianised man.

The former recruiting sergeant for Hizb-ut-Tahrir now regularly cites CS Lewis; not something many...

November 11, 2015

This Diwali – the Hindu festival of light – will reflect growing polarisation in Britain’s Indian diaspora.

On the eve of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first visit to the UK tomorrow (12 November), it finds itself more divided than ever.

Supporters of the ‘busine...

July 15, 2015

The social contract . . . limits on power . . . liberty of conscience . . . doctrine of toleration . . . human rights . . . Each is under attack around the world and Lord David Alton wants the government to do something about it.

The Independent Crossbench Peer has tabl...

June 10, 2015

AS political debates around immigration become increasingly fierce, the public perception of migrant communities in the UK seems to become ever more hostile.

In fact, both religion and language – closely connected areas of human identity – have become areas of considera...

April 1, 2015

Elections are usually fought on major national issues, such as the economy or the NHS.

But poor voter turnout and increased apathy with mainstream political parties means fringe issues could come to the fore.

Religious groups have a range of concerns they will bring to t...

March 4, 2015

Prime Ministers haven’t historically focused their attention on British Sikhs, but David Cameron has pulled out all the stops.

He has hosted receptions at Downing Street to mark the Vaisakhi festival, been pictured flipping chapattis in gurdwaras and in 2013 became the...

February 20, 2015

It is not just cinema goers who are fond of masochism these days. Voters often seem to have strange tastes about the parties they want in power.

Earlier this month the Polish ambassador told the Today programme how a number of Poles intended to vote Ukip at the next ele...

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