“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.”
The Communities Secretary is a fierce defender of religious privilege.
In an increasingly atheistic and multi-faith society, a secular state, which protects all religions and privileges none, is a model to embrace.
Nearly half of Britons do not belong to a religion and just a third believe faith has a positive role to play in their lives.
Cristina Odone confuses a loss of advantage with an act of oppression. This is the shock of those who are losing their divine right to dominate.
In this provocative challenge to the left, the former <i>New Statesman</i> deputy editor Cristina Odone argues that liberalism has become the new orthodoxy – and there is no room for religious believers to dissent.
Our national news agenda is distorted by a deep suspicion of Muslims.
Francis's popularity among progressives suggests that women and gay people are still viewed as appendages in the struggle for a better society.
There are daunting challenges for the church at this time of year, says Lucy Winkett
A study by Theos shows the apparently limited appeal of scientific materialism. But is it evidence that hardline atheism of the Richard Dawkins variety has little popular appeal?