Issues of faith and politics were prominent in 2006 and promise to be so in 2007 as well. The key issue is how we engage with people coming from a faith perspective in the public square. However there is a wider issue here: with over 60% of people declaring themselves to be Christian, in some form or other, we need to be sensitive to our Christian heritage, while recognising that most people do not attend church regularly. Religious belief is not the main thing in most peoples lives, but it is often somewhere there, in the background.
For a few articles on the subject, see www.stephenbeer.com.