The role of faith in fighting intolerance, protecting the planet, and trumping Trump.
Why Pope Francis has used the subject of climate change on his visit to the US to reach out.
This weekend, revellers will pay £43 to throw coloured powder paint around, but with little understanding of Holi’s religious or social dimensions.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury reflects on the politics of Pope Francis.
I'm not one to believe in the invisible sky person, but even I sometimes wonder whether I might be going to Hell.
Is America heading for theocracy? How worrying is the rise of the Tea Party? Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins discuss God and US politics.
The feminist activist and writer Esther Broner called Judaism's old patriarchal order into question by writing her own women's ceremony for Passover.
Too often, David Cameron has failed to engage with all aspects of Britain’s Muslim community so: he has visited a mosque only once in five years.
The Mayor of London is missing a meeting of the world's mayors at the Vatican to discuss climate change with the Pope. Why?
The new Lib Dem leader, who is a Christian, has been criticised for his stance on abortion and gay marriage. On Friday Channel 4's Cathy Newman asked him three times if he believed that gay sex was sinful.
Pope Francis has been lauded for the green focus of his latest encyclical. But in his attitude to overpopulation and women’s rights, he is justifying exactly the sort of exploitation he is supposedly against.
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