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.
It is damaged beyond repair by poor definitions, confusion and misuse. The term harms Muslims.
The human condition is a sometimes conflicting mixture of reason and emotion.
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.
Johnson’s critics who accuse him of Islamophobia are either confused or disingenuous. Their tactics harm mainstream Muslims.
The way equalities law applies to “philosophical belief” has created a messy courtroom battleground for all sorts of angry fringe groups to seek protection.
A handful of ordinary members may let the rest of us down, but I have seen no sign that our Party systemically encourages anti-Muslim hatred.