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Equality, authority and the rejection of the liberal consensus by Vinay K. Samuel and Chris Sugden

This article originally featured on Global Christian News Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court and the most senior woman judge in the land, recently reviewed growing tensions between religion and UK equality law. Chris Sugden and Vinay Samuel review her lecture Baroness Hale in her lecture ‘The conflict of equalities, religion, gender … Continue reading Equality, authority and the rejection of the liberal consensus by Vinay K. Samuel and Chris Sugden

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Review: The New Civic Religion – A Christian Study Guide to Humanism

Patrick Sookhdeo Isaac Publishing 2016 192 pp  Book review in the Church of England Newspaper 11 August The recent upsurge in religiously inspired violence in western countries raises the question of the resources western culture might draw on not only to resist but to overcome the spread of jihadist propaganda among their young people. Mainstream … Continue reading Review: The New Civic Religion – A Christian Study Guide to Humanism

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Exploring the nature of the “Moral” in Moral Conservatism: Reflection by Vinay Samuel

Conservatism like any movement keeps evolving when movements are in process and keep changing. How can one know if they have gone off the rails? Is there an Archimedean point from which we can identify the deviation? To maintain its identity a movement must have an invariant core. That core needs to be expressed in … Continue reading Exploring the nature of the “Moral” in Moral Conservatism: Reflection by Vinay Samuel

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Islamic Minorities in Non-Islamic Democracies by Vinay Samuel

This is a brief exploration of some keys to understand the uneasy, aggrieved and confrontational relationship between Muslim minorities and state and society in non-Islamic states particularly democracies. It is rare to see a substantial Muslim minority in a non-Muslim state existing peacefully and using the opportunities available particularly in vibrant democracies to develop themselves … Continue reading Islamic Minorities in Non-Islamic Democracies by Vinay Samuel

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Reflections on Islam and Christian Mission Today by Vinay Samuel

Context The Contemporary contexts of Christian Mission to Muslim communities and individuals are varied, complex and challenging. In their self-understanding, their relations with people of other faiths, particularly Christian’s Muslim attitudes have changed dramatically. There is much greater knowledge of Christian Mission activity directed at Muslims, much deeper suspicion of such activity and more active … Continue reading Reflections on Islam and Christian Mission Today by Vinay Samuel

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Freedom Vs. Equality : A Reflection by Vinay Samuel

1. In Transformational Development practice I have often faced this challenge. Do we shape our programmes with equality as the key drive and so shape our view of the State and our engagement with it, our view of political action, our understanding of economic activity and social structures with that orientation? It will produce strategies … Continue reading Freedom Vs. Equality : A Reflection by Vinay Samuel

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