Tags: Community Cohesion

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Eric Pickles is doling out taxpayers’ money to ‘faith groups’ – where will it end?

Eric Pickles is doling out taxpayers’ money to ‘faith groups’ – where will it end?

Posted: Wed, 27 Nov 2013 by Terry Sanderson

Mr Cameron gave Eric Pickles permission with the "Big Society" project. But we are going to have to ensure that he doesn't make the Big Society into one where only "people of faith" can contribute or benefit, argues Terry Sanderson.

It's becoming increasingly... Read More »

Tags: Community Cohesion, Parliament, Public Services

Muslims must be protected. Islam must not.

Muslims must be protected. Islam must not.

Posted: Wed, 24 Jul 2013 by Terry Sanderson

The Muslim Council of Britain has called for a "serious national response" from the government to attacks against Muslims and mosques.

MCB leader Farooq Murad, said people were living in fear. He said that following the events in Woolwich, there has been a... Read More »

Tags: Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Community Cohesion

The tensions between Muslim identity and Western citizenship

The tensions between Muslim identity and Western citizenship

Posted: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 by Rumy Hasan

'Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
'That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
'I don't much care where--' said Alice.
'Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.

I wish to make the claim that... Read More »

Tags: Community Cohesion, Islam, Multiculturalism

Interculturalism: The new era of cohesion and diversity

Interculturalism: The new era of cohesion and diversity

Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2012 by National Secular Society

Book Review: Interculturalism: The new era of cohesion and diversity (Ted Cantle, Palgrave, £19.99)

Reviewed by Steve Sparrow

Who are you? Ask me to describe myself and I may give you five hundred words. Often though, we're happy to identify people different... Read More »

Tags: Community Cohesion, Multiculturalism, Reviews

Are parliament’s theocrats about to have their day?

Are parliament’s theocrats about to have their day?

Posted: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 by Terry Sanderson

When the Conservative-led coalition Government came to power at the last election we braced ourselves for a raised profile for religion in matters of state.

What transpired, though, were several confrontations between religious groups and Mr Cameron's "modernising"... Read More »

Tags: 'Militant' secularism, Church & State, Community Cohesion, Discrimination, Equality & Human Rights, Marriage Equality

Leave Citizen Khan alone! Po-faced, humourless Muslim protestors are their own worst enemy

Leave Citizen Khan alone! Po-faced, humourless Muslim protestors are their own worst enemy

Posted: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 by Terry Sanderson

The new BBC sitcom Citizen Khan has, apparently, created something of a stir among Muslims. The BBC is reporting having received more than 200 complaints about its portrayal of the "Muslim Community", claiming it is disrespectful of Islam and full of stereotypes.... Read More »

Tags: BBC, Community Cohesion, Freedom of Expression, Islam, Multiculturalism

Religious differences are reinforced by misguided enthusiasts like Tony Blair

Religious differences are reinforced by misguided enthusiasts like Tony Blair

Posted: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 by Terry Sanderson

Tony Blair has been on the public platform again talking about how important religion is for everybody – even if they don't think it is.

At a debate in London this week on Religion in Public Life, he appeared to be presenting himself as some sort of religious... Read More »

Tags: Community Cohesion, Tony Blair

UK Integration Policy: Big Society...Or Faith Society?

UK Integration Policy: Big Society...Or Faith Society?

Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 by Nahla Mahmoud

by Nahla Mahmoud

I was absolutely outraged reading the integration policy announced by the Government earlier this year because they use faith to make up for past failed integration polices. Instead of promoting common values, the government is busy "defending... Read More »

Tags: Community Cohesion, Multiculturalism

Mr Pickles “community cohesion” policy is a recipe for conflict

Mr Pickles “community cohesion” policy is a recipe for conflict

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? It's not even as though it works very well for the GOP. In fact, Rick Santorum's present display of religious zealotry... Read More »

Tags: Church & State, Community Cohesion

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