Chris Shannahan is an urban theologian and a Research Fellow in the Faith and Peaceful Relations research group. In this piece for Open Democracy Chris asks if religion and politics mix or whether should faith be a purely private matter confined to home, church, synagogue or mosque. Arguments about this seemingly black-or-white question raged in Europe and North America for most of the twentieth century. Life, however, is seldom so clear-cut, as the fictional US President Josiah Bartlett noted in The West Wing….
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