Easter Reflection: God and Politics

Can Cameron “put God back into politics”?

As we approach Easter it seems that religion is suddenly back on the front page.  Nationally the PM, David Cameron, has generously decided to “put God back into politics” and said that “Britain should be unashamedly evangelical about its Christian faith”.  Here in Oxford the more local headline was “Crucifixion? You’ll need a permit”.  […]

Nazir-Ali, Michael, 2012, Triple Jeopardy for the West: aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism

Nazir-Ali, Michael, 2012, Triple Jeopardy for the West: aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism, Bloomsbury, London, 195pp, £10.99, pb
Synopsis
Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali considers the impact that aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism are having on the Western world, and particularly Britain. He argues that, because of the rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundations which have shaped so much of the national narrative, […]

‘Going anywhere nice?’

‘Going Anywhere Nice?’

Tomorrow I fly to Beirut to teach a two-week cultural anthropology class on the cultures of North Africa and the Middle East.  When I was getting some US dollars for the trip from the bank yesterday the assistant asked me if I was going anywhere ‘nice’.  Her reaction to my reply suggested that she did not think that […]