• May 28, 2015

    A law to “promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism” was one of the measures in the Queen’s Speech.

  • January 20, 2015

    A Kirk leader says a rounded education about belief is critical if the rise in religious fundamentalism around the world is to be challenged.

  • January 8, 2015

    Twelve people were murdered yesterday (7 January) in an appalling attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This has inflamed religious and ethnic tensions, as the killers are believed to be violent Islamist extremists.

  • October 1, 2014

    The UK government may limit free speech for law-abiding members of minority communities in order to defend British values such as free speech and respect for minorities, home secretary Theresa May has threatened.

  • August 23, 2014

    UK home secretary Theresa May has promised to get tough on “non-violent extremism” as well as terrorism. Unless this is narrowly defined, such measures may undermine civil liberties and do more to promote than to counter violence.

  • May 6, 2014

    Extremist politician Narendra Modi has dangerously inflamed religious tension during the Indian election. “This is the land of Lord Ram,” he declared in Faizabad, standing in front of a picture of the god. In 1992 fanatics tore down a nearby mosque and pledged to build a temple to Ram in its place.

  • September 24, 2013

    Human rights activists, churches, faith groups and many others have expressed revulsion and dismay at murderous attacks on Pakistani Christians.

  • August 23, 2013

    We have recently seen the Conservative party flirt with extremist views, in what seemed like a rather obvious attempt to win back supporters drawn to UKIP.

  • June 15, 2013

    A critical modern issue affecting the global family is the rise of violent extremism and the roots and outlets of its ideologies.

  • May 23, 2013

    In the streets of Woolwich, south-east London, a brutal murder took place yesterday (22 May). Pictures and eyewitness accounts suggest that a man was hacked to death in broad daylight and those responsible for this horrific crime were arrested shortly afterwards. While this was a tragedy for the victim, his family and friends and a shock to the local community, the reaction by some in government risks spreading unnecessary panic.