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The UK government is seeking to rush a new law through Parliament which would heavily limit action on political and social issues in the twelve months before an election. This threat to basic freedoms could have drastic consequences.
On BBC1's important, topical television 'morality and beliefs' show, The Big Questions, next due to air at 12.05pm on Sunday 26 May 2013, a major focus of discussion will be the horrific Woolwich killing and its aftermath.
"The right to speak is a call to the duty of listening." These words of the Quaker writer Pierre Lacout should be placed in letters five feet tall on the walls of all broadcasting studios.
Though the headlines have receded, the blogopshere is still buzzing with the fall out of the Rowan Williams / Sharia 'debate'. More thoughtful material is now emerging.
For: Professor Daniel Dennett, Director, Center for Cognitive Studies Tufts University.
Jonathan Bartley, co-director of Ekklesia is debating church schools with John Hall (ex-head of C of E Board of Education, now Dean of Westminster) and Jeremy Craddock, Dean of Emmanuel College Cambri
Jonathan Bartley, co-director of Ekklesia is debating church schools with John Hall (ex-head of C of E Board of Education, now Dean of Westminster) and Jeremy Craddock, Dean of Emmanuel College Cambridge, in central London.