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The Death of Assisted Dying – A Defeat For Self-Ownership

The Death of Assisted Dying – A Defeat For Self-Ownership

James Tracey September 13, 2015 0

Last friday Parliament rejected Rob Marris’ Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill would allow people who have been judged to have six months to live by two doctors acting independently of each other the right

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Religion’s role in politics

Religion’s role in politics

Backbencher June 23, 2013 0

By Rachel Auld   There is an old saying that the British Labour Party owes more to “Methodism than Marx”. In a secular state, religion and politics are not supposed to mix, but they

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Humanist Marriages Becoming More Popular

Humanist Marriages Becoming More Popular

Sam Woolfe May 15, 2013 2

  A humanist wedding is like any other wedding – it is a ceremony where the partners can express their commitment to a life-long partnership with each other. It takes place in the company

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Secular America: Paine, Jefferson and Madison

Secular America: Paine, Jefferson and Madison

Backbencher April 10, 2013 0

  Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was born in England, but later migrated to America. His two pamphlets Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776-83) would be highly influential at the beginning of the American

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Faith teaching: State knows best?

Backbencher April 5, 2013 1

  Richard Elliott Today, April the 5th, marks the 88th anniversary of the opening proceedings of the infamous Scopes Trial of Dayton, Tennessee, which irrevocably altered the way the United States conducted its national

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Lock & Load! It’s Open Season On Christians

Lock & Load! It’s Open Season On Christians

Lee Jenkins November 22, 2012 13

The Church of England this week, in its own convoluted way, voted to reject a proposal to allow female bishops. For reformers and modernisers in the Church this was a set back and a

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Justin Welby and the future of Anglicanism

Justin Welby and the future of Anglicanism

Backbencher November 10, 2012 3

  James Sharpe, The Church of England has done quite a remarkable thing in appointing Justin Welby as the new Archbishop of Canterbury. Despite his seemingly conventional beginnings at Eton and Cambridge, he is

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