Testing the Limits of Diversity

This is a response to Pete Mulherin and Simon Kennedy’s article in POLICY magazine about the importance of voluntary associations for a healthy liberal democracy. It was first published here by the Australian-based Institute for Civil Society. Peter Mulherin and Simon Kennedy raise a number of critical issues in their timely piece 'Archipelago or Landmass?: Voluntary Associations, Civil... Continue Reading →

The myth of rational atheism

As more and more people tick the ‘no religion’ box on the census or go on the record as atheist, public expressions of religion – especially conservative religion – have come under increasing pressure for suppression or outright abolition. This fashionable atheism and anti-religion has arisen hand in hand with a rejection of the idea... Continue Reading →

What’s wrong with Tim Farron’s liberalism?

Tim Farron, erstwhile leader of the Liberal Democrats and evangelical Christian, last week set out his vision of a liberal society and politics rooted in Christian political ideals. Delivering the 2017 annual Theos lecture entitled ‘What kind of liberal society do we want?’ he casts a vision of a society in which every person is ‘free... Continue Reading →

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