The Church of England has at last set out what is means by a "Christian ethos" in schooling, says Jonathan Bartley. Its espoused values are very positive. So now is the time to end discrimination in schools run by the church but funded by the general taxpayer.
Some Christians are crying 'persecution' when conflicts over belief arise in public life, says Jonathan Bartley. The way to halt this juggernaut of paranoia is to bring a lot more mediatory light, and far less antagonistic heat to the situations involved.
The whole point of the Children Society’s latest project was to hear what children were saying and to give them a voice, says Jonathan Bartley. But the world of adult decision-making does not really want to know.
Following Obama's advent, there has been debate about whether Britain might one day get a black Prime Minister, says Jonathan Bartley. A better question is whether we will ever be able to make our political system truly representative
This Sunday 9 November, churches up and down the country will make a political statement which will be widely covered across print and broadcast media, says Jonathan Bartley. But it is likely to pass without so much as a murmur of criticism.