Posts from January2017

League of nationalists

Donald Trump is only part of a pattern around the world of nationalism gaining ground. But what is “nationalism” and why is this happening? This edited version of a piece from the Economist gives us a steer. Since the French Revolution there has been a concept of universal rights of the citizen to enjoy ‘liberty, equality and […]

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What when ‘faith schools’ serve the public good?

I’ve tried to set out some of the issues posed by faith schools and their impact on the church school. It’s now time to hear from someone who sees good practice and believes such schools actually serve the public good. So over to a friend of mine – Canon Dr […]

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Ofsted – state regulator of religion?

Just before Christmas I spoke on Islam at a Christian training college. To do so I am now required by law to fill in a form ensuring I won’t stir up religious hatred. Church youth events are also coming under the scrutiny of anti-radicalisation measures. This blog piece describes where […]

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Why I disagree with faith schools (No.7)

This topic has received the best post-bag ever! People are split down the middle on the issue for and against. I find it’s hard to persuade busy people to do a guest blog BUT they are happier to respond to something they question in mine; so the plan is that […]

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