There must be more to Global Britain than trade and defence. Our liberal values must be at the very heart of the project.
Posts Tagged: Religion
Richard Holden: Why Labour’s grip on seats like mine weakened. And how we can strengthen our own everywhere.
This is a story of institutions, work and habits changing out of recognition – and how we can improve our position and the country once we’re heard.
So it has committed to banning something it is reluctant to define, and ending something that is already unlawful.
While too many progressives sneer, as conservatives we recognise the power of national rituals to bring communities closer together.
Sarah Ingham: After the Batley protests and on this Easter Saturday, a case for tolerating religious belief
In Britain, we don’t ‘do God’ too much. Should we go to church, most are not C of E, but C and E – Christmas and Easter.
Chris Whitehouse: One elderly recipient burst into tears with joy at the delivery. My own story of anti-communist smuggling.
In my case, the contraband was books – taken into then communist Czechoslovakia through a network linked to the charity Aid to the Church in Need.
Crispin Blunt and Sue Pascoe: The Government must act decisively to win the trust of the LGBT+ community
Now is the time to show leadership to assert that the days of Section 28 are not returning.
Neil O’Brien: The NHS and jobs. Family and community. Indispensable means of boosting our mental health.
It’s welcome that we’re investing much more in services. But we need to tackle the causes too.
Caroline ffiske: How non-crime hate incidents came into force. And why they should be reformed – or scrapped altogether.
Introduced with the best of intentions, they have grown and morphed beyond reason – more so than Macpherson could surely have imagined.
James Somerville-Meikle: The Conservative Party and the Catholic community can find much common ground
The role of the Duke of Wellington and Robert Peel in bringing about Catholic emancipation in this country provides strong foundations.
James Somerville-Meikle: Religious services are essential for many people; the Government must not stop them again.
Furthermore, there have been huge efforts at places of worship to stop the spread of the virus.
Jonathan Hughes: In memory of Jonathan Sacks – whose words and writing contributed so much to British politics and society
He had a rare gift for reaching Jewish and non-Jewish and popular and elite audiences with his advocacy of community over individualism.
Iain Dale: Trump is displaying all the signs of believing his own lies. And he is undermining democracy itself.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
If we allow the Left to impose their own ideology as the unassailable cultural norm, then we diminish the responsibilities of elected office.
Lucy Winkett: Churches have played a vital role throughout Covid. But their buildings are increasingly under threat.
Often hundreds of years old, they contend with crumbling roofs, deteriorating halls, and other inadequate facilities. These spaces desperately need funding.