The Church of England

In the second in our series on religion and public life, a leading Dominican theologian argues that only a recovery of the Judeo-Christian tradition can enable Islam to find its place in Britain

Christianity is central to British identity, but its marginalisation has created a moral vacuum which radical Islam threatens to fill

The Archbishop of Canterbury, it is said, was very surprised earlier this year by the furious response to his speech about civil and religious law. I am very much surprised that he was surprised; it was hardly likely that a recommendation to incorporate parts of sharia law into English law could fail to enrage people far and wide, especially coming from him.