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Church and State

What role should the Church play in public life? Some think that the decline of the Church in UK culture means we should keep our opinions to ourselves and allow rival worldviews to run society. But we are convinced that Jesus Christ, and his pattern for life, is not only the right way to live, but the best way to live. The Church should be confident in speaking into matters of policy and law, for the good of all.


  • December 13th, 2017
    Lord Pearson of Rannoch has said that that he fears that telling other people about Christianity could soon become a hate crime. In an interview with Premier Radio, Lord Pearson said that free speech is being eroded by hate crime legislation. Read more.
  • December 1st, 2017
    Former leader of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron MP, gave a bold lecture on the role of faith in politics this week. In it he defended the rights of Christians to live out their faith in society, and the truth of Christianity which he said is the “essential underpinning of… democracy.” He also argued that there is no such thing as a neutral worldview. Tim Dieppe reviews the speech, finding some points of disagreement, but lots to be encouraged by in what he said.
  • November 23rd, 2017
    Over the past ten days much criticism has been made of the Church of England’s guidelines against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. Rev. Martin Davie among others has produced a particularly insightful critique that deserves careful attention.
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