We inhabit an impoverished media landscape marked by outrageous soundbites and ahistorical canards, as much as regards the present as the past.
While the free school programme did much to inject fresh ideas and investment into the school system, it is a source of great sadness that the Catholic Church in England has not been able to take part in this flagship policy.
Ministers who have had 13 years to enact change prefer to sound off about problems as if they were in Opposition.
From the ballooning power of progressive HR politics to the growth of de facto blasphemy laws, thirteen years of Conservative rule have made little impact.
Britain’s religious communities, Christian and otherwise, have much in common as regards their care for family, community, and objective morality.
We must abandon the absurd, reductive notion that only STEM subjects are useful to young people in the modern world.
To date, Boris Johnson has been able to “dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge”. But a more than usually chaotic U-turn narrows his options.
Nusrat Ghani’s allegations are shocking, but speak to a deeper issue that extends beyond Islamophobia.
One of my seasonal wishes is for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) to include people from such religious minority groups.
This is not just a priority for our foreign and overseas development policy – people face persecution and even violence right here in Britain.
Never again must the doors of our nation’s churches close for fifteen weeks straight. Religion is more than ritual – it is life itself.