Beyond belief by Alex Klaushofer - The Guardian, 22 September 2006

Religious groups and secularists can make room for each other in public life, writes Alex Klaushofer. The article quotes Simon Barrow, co-director of Ekklesia, pointing out that many faith groups have problems with lesbians and gays and that some of the groups that are keenest to get involved in service provision are probably the more conservative ones. he urges that they have to give up the mentality of control over others and that faith groups need to accept that there is an equalities agenda. They have to respond to it positively, or say, 'We can't participate', says Barrow.