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Europe’s Identity Crisis

The Crescent, the Cross and the collapse of a civilisation. By DAVID ROBERTSON     It was a wonderful statement from the former Lutheran pastors daughter. She wanted her country to welcome in the refugees from the conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. Not for her the paltry 20,000 over five years that the United Kingdom promised …

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The Bible and Scots Law

Solas is delighted to release the 5th edition of The Solas Papers. This contribution is made by Solas board member Catriona Walker, who is a solicitor living in Aberdeenshire and working in the charity law sector. At one time Scotland was known as the land of the Book. It was said to have the highest literacy …

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SET EDUCATION FREE

It’s time to stand against atheist agenda and regain the vision for education in Europe.  BY DAVID ROBERTSON    The former British prime minister, Tony Blair, once issued the mantra “education, education, education”. At least he recognised how important the subject is. In this he was echoing the priorities of John Knox who declared that where there was a church, there should be …

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CULTURAL VANDALISM

Removing religious education from schools condemns our children to ignorance about a key dimension of human life.  By JOHN DICKSON   IF a devout group of naysayers get their way there will come a time, soon, when there won’t be any  sympathetic religious instruction in our schools. It’s time for those who know the positive benefits …

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WHY WE NEED THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON

True knowledge arises from a deep contemplation of the wonders of creation. BY DAVE BOOKLESS Today’s environmental problems are so complex they often seen intractable. To tackle them, we not only need politics and economics, science and technology. We also need great wisdom to move towards a more sustainable and just world. But where can we find …

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VAN GOGH AND GOD

Celebrated as one of the world’s most influential artists, often neglected is the thread of Christianity that wove itself throughout the Dutch post-impressionist’s brief and at times turbulent life.  BY SUSAN MANSFIELD   I remember, once, listening to the curator of a major Van Gogh exhibition give an account of the artist’s life. Looking faintly embarrassed, she …

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