Never again must the doors of our nation’s churches close for fifteen weeks straight. Religion is more than ritual – it is life itself.
Posts Tagged: Faith and community
If you really want to see how we’re pulling together, the best example is taking shape now at the NEC, outside Birmingham – the new NHS Nightingale Hospital.
Andy Street: Anti-Muslim terror and anti-gay protests. The one thing we mustn’t tolerate is intolerance – wherever it comes from.
The New Zealand attack, the Birmingham school protests – and what we’re doing in the West Midlands to build cohesion and resilience.
A stricter separation between church and state at local level would safeguard against political patronage.
It is damaged beyond repair by poor definitions, confusion and misuse. The term harms Muslims.
Andy Street: In the West Midlands, inclusion is more than a buzzword. It’s turning our diversity into a strength.
It is a sad and all-too-obvious fact that most of the decision makers I meet in my role as Mayor are people who look like me.
A clear campaign narrative that balances local and national priorities is crucial. Engage with community groups. Select candidates early. Use social media to complement, not replace, campaigning.
I personally don’t care if someone burns a copy of the Quran, provided they bought it and do so without creating a fire or smoke hazard. But it is illegal in the UK.
Daniel Coughlan: Thirty years on from Thatcher’s ‘Sermon on the Mound’, faith is sadly excluded from public discourse
She spoke unashamedly of her religious beliefs, in a way that would sound shocking in today’s impoverished political culture.
The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
Over time, proposals have either been denounced as politically correct nonsense, or embraced with an enthusiastic “me, too”-ism. Neither approach is exactly rigorous.
The far Left offer as much vitriol to Christians as to Conservatives.
A key problem for Farron’s party is that Labour is competitive among young people – many of whom have not forgiven it for tuition fees.
That the pursuit of Farron was legitimate doesn’t mean that they, or anyone else, should feel happy about it – or the bigger trends of which it was part.
It is not so much like a parent or a nanny as a brother. Not Big Brother, to be sure, but Little Brother – to be treated both with sibling rivalry and understated love.