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Author: Oliver Kamm

Mammon, not God, should reign on Sundays

Mammon, not God, should reign on Sundays

Posted: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 by Oliver Kamm

Sunday trading laws frustrate free enterprise and fail to boost religion. It's time to scrap these petty, scolding restrictions, argues Oliver Kamm

Tags: Trading Restrictions

Don’t ban women drivers – ban faith schools

Don’t ban women drivers – ban faith schools

Posted: Sat, 30 May 2015 by Oliver Kamm

In a pluralist and diverse society, it's an invitation to ignorance for children to be segregated by their parent's religious affiliation – so why, asks Oliver Kamm, is the state entrusting the education of huge numbers of children to religious bodies?

Tags: Education, Faith Schools

Secular values, not religion, make us a tolerant society

Secular values, not religion, make us a tolerant society

Posted: Sat, 29 Mar 2014 by Oliver Kamm

When trying to reach reasoned and compassionate judgments, religion is frequently a source of confusion rather than light, argues Oliver Kamm.

Tags: Equality & Human Rights, Secularism

Our secular society is wiser than the Church

Our secular society is wiser than the Church

Posted: Wed, 10 Jul 2013 by Oliver Kamm

Oliver Kamm reflects on how our secular society moves forward whilst the Church struggles to catch up.

Tags: Church & State Secularism

A secular society is the key

A secular society is the key

Posted: Mon, 24 Jun 2013 by Oliver Kamm

Oliver Kamm explains why a Charedi faith schools' refusal to teach evolution doesn't just impoverish children's minds, but also violates their rights.

Tags: Education, Faith Schools, Creationism

The new Archbishop should have no special say

The new Archbishop should have no special say

Posted: Sat, 10 Nov 2012 by Oliver Kamm

Oliver Kamm says the Church is entitled to religious liberty and freedom of speech, but it is not entitled to a privileged hearing, nor is faith a source of strength.

Tags: Church & State, Church of England

There is no persecution or sidelining of Christianity in Britain

There is no persecution or sidelining of Christianity in Britain

Posted: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 by Oliver Kamm

In a free society, government must defend religious liberty while being indifferent to the content of people's beliefs.

Tags: Church & State, Christianity, Church of England, 'Militant' secularism