Religious Fundamentalism

The Social Justice Movement - A Very Modern Fundamentalism

Alan Grant | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Grant

This article originally appeared on the Backbench website on February 23rd 2016. Religion is on the way out in the West. Recent data shows that the n...

Let's Defeat Islamic State by Colonising Mars

Alex Longman | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Longman

Sport is a good symbol in the fight against ISIS, but science is far better. The free world must unite around a common project that not only holds scientific and liberal values at its core but also, crucially, projects them out across the world - Mars is that project.

Jesus Wants Me for a Child Killer

Paul Beaumont | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

While civilised people everywhere hold up their hands in horror at the massacre of children in Peshawar, Pakistan, we would do well to remember that it is human, not Biblical values, that stand firm against such evil.

Mormons: A Rising Force?

Eric Kaufmann | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Eric Kaufmann

Mitt Romney has emerged from a bruising primary as the only serious Republican presidential candidate. The small field of Republican hopefuls also included fellow-Mormon Jon Huntsman. Is this a coincidence?

Is Homophobia the Most Acceptable of Prejudices?

Balaji Ravichandran | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Politics
Balaji Ravichandran

When Stonewall first announced of its intention to run its now iconic slogan - 'Some people are gay. Get over it.' - over a thousand buses in London, I had doubts as to its merits and intentions. Wouldn't it be better, I thought, to actually run a more engaging and less confrontational campaign in favour of equal marriage than to assert a fact that is, to put it mildly, obvious?