Andy Walton looks at whether there is a "Religious Right" emerging in Britain
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Nick Spencer, Director of Studies at Theos, partnered with Jonathan Chaplin, Director of the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics, today to discuss the public role of the Christian faith.
Unite/The College of Health Care Chaplains (CHCC) has called for urgent government action, following the publication of new research by Theos which revealed cuts to the chaplaincy service throughout England.
New research released today by the public theology think tank Theos has revealed major cuts to chaplaincy provision in nearly a quarter of NHS Trusts in England.
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A week or so ago I discussed my new book Darwin's Angel (a riposte to his God Delusion) on the BBC's Today programme with Professor Richard Dawkins.
Nick Spencer, Director of Studies at Theos, was a guest speaker today at the Liberal Democrat Party conference.
Current debate about religion and politics in this country often seems to focus on whether religion should be a public or a private matter.
The civic catechisms and canticles of our day still celebrate Thomas Jefferson's experiment in religious liberty. To end a millennium of repressive religious establishments, we are taught, Jefferson sought liberty in the twin formulas of privatizing religion and secularizing politics. Religion must be “a concern purely between our God and our consciences,” he wrote in 1802. Politics must be conducted with “a wall of separation between church and state.” “Public religion” is a threat to private religion, and must thus be discouraged. “Political ministry” is a menace to political integrity and must thus be outlawed.
BBC Radio 4's religious and current affairs programme, Sunday, (29 July) and BBC1's Heaven and Earth Show (5 August) both recently explored the question of religion in court.
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Modern Britain is a country made up of many people groups.
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The failed car bomb attacks on London’s West End and Glasgow airport have given Islam in particular and religion in general a bad name, according to new research published by Theos, the public theology think tank.