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Forcing schools to teach certain views is alien to liberal tradition

An interview in which Stephen Fry denounced God as ‘evil’ has proved a viral hit

The Professor shows himself the master of the soundbite when he describes British values as ‘queuing, drunkenness and loving pets’

Alice von Hildebrand uncompromising attitude to objective truth does not go down well in an age of relativism

Will Ukip get a foot in the door?

Nigel Farage’s ‘insurgent’ party is gaining a following among the faithful – much to the consternation of the bishops of England and Wales

It was a mistake to think that Ofsted could be relied upon to adopt a sensible approach to promoting British values in schools

Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide

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Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story

‘I imagine that it is me lying there,’ says Alex Musa Koroma , the leader of a safe burial team supported by Cafod

Historians will argue about his mistakes, but everyone who filed past Churchill’s coffin was certain they were mourning the passing of a great man