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Cardinal Vincent Nichols (PA)

The cardinal said the Prevent strategy risked doing ‘immense damage’

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks laughs during this morning's Templeton Prize press conference (AP)

Lord Sacks awarded Templeton Prize

The prize is awarded each year to ‘a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension’

Pope Francis may be set to visit Scotland (AP)

A professor at St Andrews University has invited the Pope to sign an inter-faith declaration against extremism

A pro-ISIS demonstration in Mosul (PA)

The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue spoke at the inaugural Arab Thinkers’ Forum

The Houses of Parliament (Photo: PA)

Leaked Government plans include proposal to sack charity trustees deemed ‘extremist’

Those who sign up to the register will reportedly be subject to Government-specified training (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

A report by the Daily Telegraph claims the proposal is part of the Government’s anti-extremism strategy

An armed police officer climbs stairs at the hotel where 17 people died in Sevare, Mali, on August 11 (CNS)

Catholic Relief Services worker calls for united effort to combat extremism in the north African country

Can the authorities tell the difference between real extremists and the religious? (PA)

Legislation to counter ‘extremism’ will threaten free speech for all faiths and give the state the final say on what we can, and cannot, teach our children

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’