Author: Terry Sanderson
Posted: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson
If Santorum's tactic of overstating religion pays off, can we can expect a similar ratcheting up of the Pickles/Warsi "Britain is a Christian country" message here?
Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Why is the Coalition Government increasingly embracing the policy of the US Republicans of appropriating religion for political purposes?
Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
We've been trying for a long time to get a national debate going about the place of religion in British society. It took our court case in Bideford to really ignite it.
Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson warns that Baroness Warsi risks starting a culture war that she cannot win.
Posted: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
As we contemplate the implications of the High Court decision that the saying of prayers as part of local council business is illegal, the National Secular Society is bracing for an absolute torrent of abuse, exaggeration, misrepresentation and hysteria from conservative sources.
Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on how the Pope is trying to run American politics and bring it in line with his own teachings, regardless of what the people want.
Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on why he opposes the efforts of a humanist politician trying to prosecute a Catholic Bishop for hate speech.
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, has warned the government that if it tries to legalise gay marriage, it will face a huge onslaught from religious bodies.
Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The conflation of religion with race, and Islam with Muslims, is becoming an insidious tool to blackmail and stop people questioning Islamists and their activities – aided by misguided liberals.
Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Is it right that religious leaders should be able to interfere in the democratic process of an elected Government?
Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
Terry Sanderson on how the Church seems to want it both ways. It wants to be exempt from the law on religious grounds, but it also wants to pretend that it is the "nation's church" serving everyone without fear or favour.
Posted: Tue, 03 Jan 2012 by Terry Sanderson
The signs have been there for some considerable time – religion around the world is reviving, and it is not the benign, let's-be-good-to-each-other kind of religion that the propagandists would have us believe.
Posted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 by Terry Sanderson
David Cameron's now notorious speech to the Church of England, in which he promised to elevate "Christian values" to a special place in society, has been much commented on in the past week.
Posted: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 by Terry Sanderson
NSS President, Terry Sanderson, reflects on the hostile reaction from commentators to our challenge to prayers during council meetings.
Posted: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 by Terry Sanderson
It seems that the fantasy world that has been created by the Christian Legal Centre and its rather scary head Andrea Minichiello Williams, has at last come under a bit of critical scrutiny from fellow Christians.
Posted: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Is Tony Blair — the man who converted to Catholicism when he left the office of Prime Minister and went on to establish the Tony Blair Faith Foundation — a secularist?
Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Frances Kissling, when she was head of theWashingtonDCbased liberal group Catholics for Choice (anathema to theVatican), once told us that "My job is to ensure that the pope has a bad day every day."
Posted: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
We are seeing the new crop of academy schools beginning to advertise for chaplains
Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
As Muslim scout troops proliferate throughout Britain, we now have news of the formation of a Sikh Scout troop forming in Slough in Buckinghamshire.
Posted: Fri, 14 Oct 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Last week the BBC announced how it intended to make the swingeing cuts to help it cope with the freeze in the TV licence fee.
Posted: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 by Terry Sanderson
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is increasingly "partnering" with churches up and down the country as it seeks to cut costs and to reach more isolated communities.
Posted: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 by Terry Sanderson
Charles Bradlaugh, the man who founded the National Secular Society in 1866, had a short but dramatic life, which is vividly portrayed in this new biography. Reviewed by Terry Sanderson.