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Christina Patterson

Writer, journalist, and Patron of Humanists UK

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 Humanists UK 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

Watch Christina Patterson talking about “What I’ve learnt from religion”

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