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Faithful Politics

Is faith a very good starting point for progressive politics?

By Stephen Timms  

Last month, think-tank Demos published The Faith Collection, a compendium of their recent work on faith and politics, edited by Jonathan Birdwell and myself. It argues that members of faith groups, and faith-based organisations, have a strong contribution to make to progressive politics. The writers of this essay provided an introduction to the report, and are particularly anxious that these arguments should be heeded by the Labour Party. Faithful citizens will be vital in winning an election; their ideas will be invaluable in building a successful political programme; and their energy will be needed to put key parts of that…

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