Jenny Taylor

Bring on the theologians, Mr Cameron

by - 20th July 2015


David Cameron’s ‘most important speech yet on extremism’ has now been delivered.

With terror waiting in the wings, it appears tragically to have added very little at all to the junk thinking that has got us to such an impasse. 

Platitudes piled up about ‘values’, ‘equality’, and ‘beliefs’ do not comprise an ethic to live by, as is already amply demonstrated.

British Muslim businesses partner Christians to tackle persecution

by - 6th May 2015

‘TERRORISM will be with us for a generation, but if no one’s engaging with these Islamic countries the problem’s not going to go away’ says Anglican bishop

Religious Illiteracy – the Root of all Evil?

by - 27th April 2015

I prepared this two-minute speech as a panellist in a BBC Debate at Broadcasting House on 22 April 2015, chaired by Roger Bolton, with Aaqil Ahmed (Head of Religion, BBC), Ruth Gledhill (Christian Today), and Professor Robert Beckford (Theologian, Canterbury Christchurch).

Pondering the sale of Eurostar

by - 4th March 2015

News this morning of the sale for £.75billion of another national asset, Eurostar, to reduce the national debt, strikes a dissonant chord.

Isn’t ‘national debt’ an oxymoron, if anything ‘national’ can simply be flogged off?


by - 8th January 2015

For once, our reasonable culture has no reasons. 

Of course, it’s obvious the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for religious reasons, but why would one kill for religion?

The killings by two masked gunmen audibly shouting Allahu Akhbar – God is Great – on videos replayed over and over again, are bullets to the heart of the Western dream.