David Cameron’s new vision of Big Society – civility, neighbourliness, community action, giving a helping hand – sounds an awful lot like good old-fashioned religion. What do the faithful make of their values showing up in a policy document? A spirited discussion on what faith can do and mean in a Con-Dem age.
Abdul-Rehman Malik is a journalist and educator, working for the Guardian after a career in Canada. He is the senior project manager for the Radical Middle Way, a community-led initiative that encourages critical civic participation and the values of public service, mercy and social justice among young British Muslims.