Christina Patterson

Writer, journalist, and distinguished supporter of the BHA

It’s increasingly clear that the conflicting demands of different religious interest groups are placing a huge burden on British society and culture. I’m happy to support the BHA in campaigning to keep religion out of the public arena and in the private, where it belongs.

Christina Patterson is a writer and columnist at The Independent. A former director of the Poetry Society, and literary programmer at the Southbank Centre, she writes on politics, society, culture, books, travel and the arts. She has written for publications ranging from Time and The Spectator to The New Statesman and High Life, is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and has interviewed a wide range of public figures and artists, including Gordon Brown, Martin Amis, Alastair Campbell, Werner Herzog and Bryn Terfel.

Recent articles in The Independent by Christina Patterson on multiculturalism, religion, and integration that humanists might find of particular interest include:
The limits of multiculturalism
We need to talk about integration
You can’t argue with religious zeal
From Neanderthal Norfolk to Iran today – a backward journey
Moderate Islam must find its voice