12 May 2008

Ruth Gledhill is My New Favorite Religion Correspondent


Today on her Times Online Blog, Ruth Gledhill links to my response post to the Times' article on Britain's Christian MPs and the correlation between the loss of faith in the UK and the happiness of its subjects.  

Thanks to Ms. Gledhill for the link.  Still waiting for Tim Townsend of the Post-Dispatch to follow suit.

Ms. Gledhill's post:

Faith equals happiness, no faith equals misery

Shadow Attorney General Dominic Grieve MP gave an interesting speech last week to the Conservative Christian Fellowship which you candownload here , addressing the issue of British identity. But he also touched on well-being, a topic of concern to party leader David Cameron and which is the focus of an interesting report by a cross-party group of MPs. We've got a story in the paper today on this, which on which I was interested to see this morning a supportive comment by one Benita Hewitt! St Louis Catholic has also posted an interesting response.

The cross-party group says that the Christian voice is not being respected properly because it comes across too often as "negative", and that Christians are identified too easily by what they are against, rather than what they are for. The report comes as Parliament prepares to debate the bill today that would allow the creation of human-animal hybrid embryos. The bill has been strongly opposed by the Roman Catholic Church in particular, which yesterday came under fire from Lisa Jardine, chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, for having a "fatal imediment" to any research of this nature.

2 comments:

Ruth Gledhill said...

Thank you it was a good post you did. Ruth

wolftracker said...

Dude, you are international!