10 Reasons To Scrutinize A Candidate’s Faith (or not)

Religiously explicit political candidates cannot have it both ways. They cannot promise an elevated influence of religious faith on public life and not have the nature and meaning of their religious beliefs go unexamined. They cannot say that the most important source of values and beliefs they have is their faith and then dismiss inquiries into the contents of their faith as irrelevant personal trivialities. [Read more...]

Should Government Promote “Faith-Based Interventions” In Prisons And Probation?

Naomi Phillips, the British Humanist Association’s Head of Public Affairs, argues “no”: The Labour government’s policy was actively to promote “faith-based interventions” in prisons and probation. This was not just to supplement state-provided secular services, but amounted to a policy of commissioning religious organisations to provide those services within the┬áNational Offender Management Service (NOMS). This [Read More...]


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