LIZ CARNELLEY: In 2013 Public Spirit hosted a debate on the question: ‘Can public faith help rebuild the link between morality and markets?’ In this response, Liz Carnelley of CUF argues that faith groups need to be more vocal about what they believe, and be more collaborative to challenge a ‘culture of acquisition’.
DAVID BARCLAY: Faith-based social action can be a valuable mechanism for building lasting friendships across religious and cultural difference, but these can only begin to flourish in an environment that is open to public expression of religious perspectives.
RIAZ RAVAT: Rather than being tokenistic and of limited value, faith-based social action is a crucial means by which people can reconcile the implementation of the teachings of their respective faiths with their duties as citizens.
DANIEL NILSSON DEHANAS ET AL: The Conservative-led government has been bold in giving Christian heritage a central place in its rhetoric and in initiatives such as Near Neighbours. In multi-faith contemporary Britain, is the government charting a course that shuts out burgeoning populations such as British Muslims?