Faith’s atheist crusader

06 February 2014 | by James Macintyre

The Tablet Interview

With leading public figures discussing major ethical and religious issues of the day, the Westminster Faith Debates have been a sell-out success. As their third series begins, the man behind them tells James Macintyre why, as a non-believer, he thinks they matter so much Charles Clarke, an intellectually heavyweight politician, cannot bring himself to believe in God. But discussing religion with him in advance of a new series of the Westminster Faith Debates, which he helps organise and begin on 12 February, you get the impression he wants to.“Many people would say on the basis of my values and beliefs, that I was a Christian,” said the Labour former Cabinet minister. “And I say, well, if I don’t believe in God, then I can’t quite see how I achieve that. I s

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