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Public perceptions and reality - have we got it wrong?

Public perceptions and reality - have we got it wrong?

Posted: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 by Terry Sanderson

Poll claims British public vastly overestimate the number of Muslims and underestimate the number of Christians – Terry Sanderson questions if we have.

Tags: statistics, Islam, Christianity

Not content with a third of state-sponsored schools pushing his faith, now Dr Welby wants the BBC to do more evangelising

Not content with a third of state-sponsored schools pushing his faith, now Dr Welby wants the BBC to do more evangelising

Posted: Wed, 08 May 2013 by Terry Sanderson

The new Archbishop of Canterbury joins the orchestrated call for more religion on the BBC.

Tags: Church of England, Christianity, BBC

How the clash between Islamism and Zionism not only affects the Middle East but also the west

How the clash between Islamism and Zionism not only affects the Middle East but also the west

Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 by Rumy Hasan

Since September 11 2001 however and the 'war on terror', the notion of the existence of a clash between two of Huntington's civilisations – the Western and the Islamic worlds – has gained traction.

Tags: Islam, Christianity, Religion & Belief

Miliband should keep his party away from priests

Miliband should keep his party away from priests

Posted: Wed, 03 Apr 2013 by Richard Heller

Ed Miliband's invitation to the new Archbishop of Canterbury was a mistake and a wrong turning in British politics.

Tags: Christianity, Politics, Religion & Belief, Ed Miliband

Are some Christian politicians deliberately trying to mislead us – or are they just ignorant of the facts?

Are some Christian politicians deliberately trying to mislead us – or are they just ignorant of the facts?

Posted: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 by Terry Sanderson

The myth that there is a ban on crucifixes or crosses in the workplace is now so deeply embedded in the national consciousness that even MPs think that such a ban exists.

Tags: Christianity, Discrimination, Christianophobia

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

Persecuted Christian story follows familiar pattern of newspaper distortion

Persecuted Christian story follows familiar pattern of newspaper distortion

Posted: Fri, 30 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson

A familiar pattern emerged this week in the latest "Christians are being persecuted at work" case to reach an employment tribunal.

Tags: Christianity, 'Christianophobia', Discrimination

Hapless MPs defend faith healers

Hapless MPs defend faith healers

Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 by Martin Robbins

A cross-party group of MPs has attempted to bully the Advertising Standards Authority over its ruling against faith healers, attacking the suggestion that people who make health claims should be required to provide evidence for them.

Tags: Healthcare, Christianity

The Church of England – myth and reality

The Church of England – myth and reality

Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson on how the Church of England plays on the shortness of memory to rewrite its often unpleasant history.

Tags: Church & State, Christianity, Catholic Church, Church of England

Without a pack of lies to back them up, Christian claims of persecution fall flat on their face

Without a pack of lies to back them up, Christian claims of persecution fall flat on their face

Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2012 by Terry Sanderson

This has been a brilliant propaganda coup by the Christian activists who have struggled so hard (and spent so much money in the courts) to plant in the minds of the British that religion – and in particular, Christianity – is under fire in this country.

Tags: Christianity, Equality & Human Rights

Baroness Warsi and her gang of pious politicos are out of step with the nation

Baroness Warsi and her gang of pious politicos are out of step with the nation

Posted: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Terry Sanderson warns that Baroness Warsi risks starting a culture war that she cannot win.

Tags: Church & State, Christianity, Catholic Church, 'Militant' secularism

Sentamu's shot at gay marriage is only the first salvo in a bitter battle to come

Sentamu's shot at gay marriage is only the first salvo in a bitter battle to come

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.

Tags: Christianity, Church & State, Church of England, Equality & Human Rights, Catholic Church

A New Year when secularism must stand up for itself or be overwhelmed by religious power-seeking

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.

Tags: Christianity, Church & State, Big Society, Faith Schools, Education

Cameron is joining the right-wing rush to religion

Cameron is joining the right-wing rush to religion

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.

Tags: David Cameron, Christianity, Church of England, Morality, Church & State

Are Christian extremists at last being found out for what they are?

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.

Tags: Christianity

No, Mr Blair – for all our sakes, pulpits and parliament must remain separate

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?

Tags: Christianity, Church & State, Tony Blair

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