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Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective by Julian Rivers

Uniformity or mutuality? The new equality law in Christian perspective by Julian Rivers

    Abstract The Equality Act 2010 was the last major piece of legislation to be passed under the British ‘New Labour’ Government. This paper explains briefly what equality law does as well as two related groups of recent problem cases. It sets out a biblical foundation for the commitment to equality as well as […]

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Has Easter lost its religious meaning?

Has Easter lost its religious meaning?

by John Hayward It’s certainly the case that society is far more commercialised than in the past, I told the local radio station this morning, when asked the above question. As the Jubilee Centre’s book on living an ethical lifestyle notes, we seem to know the price of everything but the value of nothing. However, […]

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Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

Sustaining Democracy by Phillip Sampson

It is now clear that modern Britain is secular, but an increasing recognition that Western democracies owe much to their Christian heritage gives rise to a disquieting thought. Might the secularisation of Western societies have consequences for a culture so indebted to Christianity? It is gradually dawning on perceptive commentators that democratic citizenship, even democracy […]

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The case for a Christian university? by Nigel Paterson

The case for a Christian university?  by Nigel Paterson

Dr Nigel Paterson makes the case for a Christian university. Also see his Cambridge Paper, Do we need a Christian university?

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Secularisation: is it inevitable? by John Coffey

Secularisation: is it inevitable? by John Coffey

      Summary It has long been believed that secularisation is the inevitable by-product of Modernisation, and that the rise of modern science, pluralism, and consumerism is sure to usher in the decline of religion. This secularisation myth has functioned as a ‘master narrative’, shaping the way we look at the world. It has […]

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