Somewhere beneath all the weird language, Darth Vader and the Three Kings, there is God incarnate.
From the Inquisition to Isis, religion is blamed for brutality. But violence is a secular creed too.
The “We’ve been lied to” argument goes only so far. Scepticism may be evidence of a healthy and independent mindset; but conspiracism is a virus that feeds off insecurity and bitterness.
Religious illiteracy leads to an anxiety about the role of religion in the public sphere: from fear of terrorism to fear of exclusion and fear of litigation.
The PM declares that the "root cause" of terrorism is the "poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism".
“Asking the nurse not to turn the ultrasound away, I saw our baby, the same size as a chickpea, and wondered how an innocent thing could ever be shameful.”
Parents receiving a pre-natal diagnosis of Down’s syndrome are faced with an awful dilemma and need our care and support. They do not need pseudo-morality and outdated stereotypes.
Pretending that the danger comes only from the devout could cost lives.
A 1955 archive profile of the founder and first prime minister of Israel, shortly after his return to power.
The Communities Secretary is a fierce defender of religious privilege.
It won’t be quickly forgotten that the strongest condemnation of the killings in Gaza came from Baroness Warsi, a Tory politician.
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