The controversy over lifting the cap on new faith schools is not confined to Catholic ones. Hinds has a knotty problem to untangle.
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A combination of repression and culture war sustained the current system in recent years. But the effectiveness of that approach is wearing off.
Noel Malcolm warns that the European Court of Human Rights has become a threat to democracy.
Michael Bates: During this Christmas season, it’s time to stand up for religious freedom – and that of those who don’t believe at all
The number and proportion of conflicts around the world with a religious dimension is increasing. In 2001, 44 per cent; in 2013, 60 per cent.
Nasserism, Ba’athism and Arab Socialism, not capitalism, are the colonial impositions on the Arab world.
What about those who worship different gods, those who delight in civil rights movements, those mothers who want to go out to work?
You might think, for instance, that adultery is always wrong, too, but feel that it should not be the state’s business to police it.
Tim Montgomerie’s new project is big, bold, and imaginative. But how will a journal that doesn’t do news get cut-through? And will it really do so?
You may not agree with his views on gay sex and abortion – or what were his views – but they should not be marginalised as illegitimate.
Jeffrey Dudgeon: I’m Northern Ireland’s best-known gay rights campaigner. And I see no problem with a Tory-DUP deal.
I was instrumental this year in getting the gay pardon legislation extended to Northern Ireland. Significantly, this was accomplished with the assent of the DUP.
The far Left offer as much vitriol to Christians as to Conservatives.
Ali Miraj: These terror attacks are inspired by a version of Islam. Too many Muslims are unwilling to face up to this fact.
Some would rather fret about the minutiae of the correct height of one’s trousers in relation to one’s ankles when standing for prayer.
Graeme Archer: Farron proclaimed his Christian beliefs. So he can’t complain if he’s quizzed about them.
He doesn’t think homosexuality is normal, and so the canary, down in the LibDem coal-mine, starts singing its querulous warning. It’s a canary he’s trying to strangle.
“Christ our Paschal Lamb has been sacrificed, alleluia. Therefore, let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia.”
WATCH: May – People must feel able to speak about faith – “and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ”
The Prime Minister’s message for the season. “This Easter, I think of those values that I learned in my childhood, growing up in a vicarage”.