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IRISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RETREATS TO THE DARK AGES
The Church's dismissal of Steven Smyrl as an elder shows that the DUP are not the only dinosaurs in Northern Ireland's jurassic park
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Posted: 2019-11-21



BORIS AND THE BARD
Johnson's naked ambition is positively Shakespearean
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Posted: 2019-11-21



A NEW IRELAND
Nationalists and Republicans have a responsibility in framing the discourse and debate of the benefits of a New Ireland which will be inclusive to all.
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Posted: 2019-11-21



THE ABORTION DEBATE
Consultation and compromise are the only sane and sensible approaches.
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Posted: 2019-01-08



THE MEN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
Christmas was invented above all by three men: Pope Julius I, Dionysius Exiguus and Charles Dickens
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Posted: 2018-12-17



GLOBALISM IS BETTER THAN NATIONALISM
At the UN President Trump has advised nations to reject globalism and embrace patriotism. But nationalism has no answer to the world's major threats: nuclear war, environmental degradation and malign technology. On the contrary, it is a major threat to humanity in all these areas.
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Posted: 2018-09-26



HUMAN AGENCY AS A SOURCE OF FAITH
Brian McClinton was interviewed in the News Letter in 2014. Read an edited version in which he argues that Humanists want to build a better society through the application of reason, compassion and ethical living
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Posted: 2016-12-23



RELIGION IN SCHOOLS
Read notes for a discussion on Radio Ulster's Sunday Sequence (16th October) on religion in Faith Schools, in which the Religion, Philosophy and Ethics model is recommended as a replacement for RE.
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Posted: 2016-11-01