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Daniel Singleton

National Executive Director of FaithAction

Daniel Singleton is National Executive of FaithAction - a U.K network of faith and community organisations dedicated to playing a positive role in British society and beyond. Daniel trained as a History teacher and taught in the East London, before moving to the Voluntary Sector. He is the Chair of Partnership Learning a multi-academy trust. He lives in East London with his wife Heidi and their 3 children.

Don't Pay The NHS An Extra £350million A Week

Don't pay the NHS an extra £350million a week, but well done to Simon Stevens who may have single-handedly moved the Brexit debate on from political machinations, to life after Brexit and what we want it to be.
08/11/2017 11:45 GMT

I Know An Ordinary Hero

It is good to be interrupted by positive news. Much of the news diet over the summer has been disaster and fear. Or the antics of anti-heroes, figures from politics or celebrity (the current occupant of the White House and the media storm back and forth around him seems the pinnacle of both of these).
13/09/2017 17:01 BST

A Place For Faith In The Public Square? Grenfell Response Suggests There Is

There are many issues which Farron highlights in his speech about how 'liberal society' appears intolerant of different view and beliefs. However, what yesterday shows in part, is that faith can play a positive role in the public square, as long as it is not cramped out by illiberal liberalism.
20/06/2017 12:02 BST

Five Handy Hints For Weddings, Conferences And Running Events

Whether it's your wedding, birthday party or conference, it is always key to remember that in fact, it isn't just 'your' day. It is for the benefit of your guests, customers or delegates. When I was trailing around after my fiancée to the photographer, venues, florist etc
23/05/2017 11:20 BST

SATs - When Teachers Don't Teach

Year Six children don't walk out of school at the end of the year with a SATs qualification - again, this is for the school and not for the children; yet all of Year Six is geared around SATs. So the truth is that teachers are not teaching for learning - they are teaching for a test. This is where the damage is done.
05/05/2017 11:08 BST

Broken Not Rubbish: A Near Death Experience That Changed Us All

My wife has suffered through many things- and I will be the first to admit some of that suffering must be as a result of being married to me! Nevertheless, she has been able to turn those trials into something good - in fact one has been turned into something quite beautiful.
15/02/2017 13:41 GMT

What About That £350Million? Some Suggestions For Life Beyond Brexit

After months of the constant cry for Theresa May to lay out her Brexit strategy, in the past two weeks we have heard more. Unsurprisingly I don't feel any more in the know! I didn't expect to be - revealing your negotiating position is a bit like playing poker with your cards laid out in front of you.
24/01/2017 12:32 GMT

Integration: We Think We Might Have Found The Answer!

It would be easy enough to see faith and language as insurmountable barriers, but these two negatives can come together to provide a solution for integration if we access the assets or social capital present across faith communities.
07/12/2016 10:33 GMT

Bullying Is Not 'Just Banter'

Is there a lesson for us here? I'm not sure, but bullying exists because we allow it: we get the society we are prepared to put up with. We have to decide we won't excuse bullying in our classrooms, staff rooms, workplaces and most of all in ourselves.
06/12/2016 11:04 GMT

Belief Isn't The Problem... Practice Is!

Belief is a challenge, there no doubt about that. Many find that their faith is taken aback by the things we see around us and the circumstances of life. Often the most earnest question asked of Christians is 'how does a good God allow such suffering?'
02/11/2016 14:04 GMT

It's Time to Lift the Fog and Describe a Vision for Tomorrow

There was a sober tone to Boris Johnson's and Michael Gove's response to David Cameron's announcement that he would step down after the EU Referendum, as well there should be, after the painful campaign we have had. What became apparent over the past few months, was that this referendum was a proxy, not for or against austerity or Cameron's government, but instead it was about what sort of country we wanted to be.
27/06/2016 15:44 BST

The British Response to Refugees - The Better Side of Us

What is clear is that the referendum debate is not a narrow discussion of whether we want to remain in the EU or not. Underneath the presented issues of In and Out, the civil war in the Conservative party, the loss of the working class by the Labour party and the near silence of the Lib Dems, is a more fundamental question - what sort of country do we want to be? Neither Remain nor Leave has won the moral high ground, as neither of them has tried to take it.
19/06/2016 19:10 BST

'What Is England?' Asked St. George

It's one of those amusing quirks of history that we have a national patron saint who never visited England, would not have spoken the language of these isles at that time and probably could not even name this little island - which was not to be known as England until another 500 years after his death.
27/04/2016 11:07 BST