By Nelson Jones - 14 January 14:56
The Home Office has granted asylum to a man in fear of his life because he no longer believes in God and wishes to live his life without publicly practising Islam. How many others are there who will need protection because of their lack of religious faith
By Ian Leslie - 23 December 10:46
Our national news agenda is distorted by a deep suspicion of Muslims.
By James Bloodworth - 20 December 16:29
Francis's popularity among progressives suggests that women and gay people are still viewed as appendages in the struggle for a better society.
By Samira Shackle - 12 November 14:02
It is astonishing that “Muslims”, and Muslim women, are so frequently spoken about as a monolithic block. If you actually listen to what Muslim women have to say on the subject, you find that many of them have no difficulty reconciling their faith with th
By Matthew Kneale - 24 October 14:30
This summer he told a group of young nuns and monks, “It hurts me when I see a priest or nun with the latest model car. You can’t do this.”
By Glosswitch - 23 October 10:37
Operation Chrismas Child asks children to "experience God's love through the power of simple shoe box gifts". But they are to charity what Femen are to feminism: superior, islamophobic, and seemingly unresponsive to the needs of those they claim to help.
By Nelson Jones - 19 October 9:33
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?
By Samira Shackle - 03 October 15:37
Two years ago, Sayeeda Warsi warned that anti-Muslim prejudice had “passed the dinner table test” and become socially acceptable. Yet we still debate whether Islamophobia exists at all.
By Dina Rickman - 27 September 13:48
I've been called worse than Hitler for being with the man I'm in love with. But to me, my boyfriend's religion is even more arbitrary than his fashion sense.
By Damon Linker - 20 September 13:35
The Pope has said the Church has become far too obsessed with policing homosexuality, infidelity and abortion - but bear in mind everything he did not say. Progressive Catholics should take a deep breath before they rejoice.
By Martin Robbins - 09 August 12:02
Increasingly, Richard Dawkins' public output resembles that of a man desperately grasping for attention and relevance in a maturing community.
By Nelson Jones - 09 August 9:54
Richard Dawkins' statement that "All the world's Muslims have fewer Nobel Prizes than Trinity College, Cambridge" has attracted a lot of attention. Was he just being a troll? Or is there a wider point to be made about where science happens in the world?
By Liam McLaughlin - 07 August 12:24
Liam McLaughlin speaks to members of the London Black Atheists group about the consequences of their decision to turn their backs on religion.
By John Cornwell - 25 July 8:58
Pope John Paul II, the charismatic anti-communist who became a religious autocrat, is being fast-tracked to sainthood by the Catholic Church. So what is going on inside the Vatican under the new leadership of Francis?
By Huma Qureshi - 24 July 11:56
Muslim women and their clothes, their relationships with men and their place in British society are written and talked about and discussed and debated to death - but rarely are Muslim women included in those discussions themselves. In an attempt to correc
By Anna Carey - 17 July 10:52
As a child, Anna Carey saw the dead-eyed women who had been forced to work for free in the laundries sit among the congregation at Mass, seen and yet ignored. Now, as the religious orders responsible refuse to contribute towards financial compensation, it
By Imran Awan - 02 July 14:49
It will be a refreshing treat to listen to the call for prayer via a mainstream British media channel for the first time, says Imran Awan.
By Nelson Jones - 26 June 15:08
A recent poll of young people found that 41 per cent thought that religion was the cause of more harm than good in the world.
By John Gray - 22 June 9:21
Sins of omission and myths of the Enlightenment.
By Rt Rev James Jones - 20 June 8:44
Continuing our What Makes Us Human series, the Right Reverend James Jones, Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, explores our moral and spiritual instincts, our need to love and our spontaneous expressions of reverence.
By Tabatha Leggett - 20 June 8:38
Tabatha Leggett signs up to Christianity’s most successful recruitment programme.
By Nelson Jones - 14 June 10:59
The pontiff's remarks about the existence of a "gay lobby" in the Vatican draws on a number of age-old homophobic tropes.
By Muhammad Abdul Bari - 11 June 9:12
Faith and conviction cannot be burnt by the flames of hatred.
By George Pitcher - 06 June 12:51
With the Archbishop of Canterbury and former oilman Justin Welby at the helm, the new Power Christians of Britain are a formidable tribe whose aim is to reshape the culture of the City of London.
By Sunny Hundal - 05 June 10:50
Anti-fascists who happily march against the BNP or EDL rarely show that level of commitment against Anjem Choudhary’s group. Why?
By Philip Maughan - 05 June 9:58
The former Archbishop of Canterbury revisits his 2008 speech.
By John Cornwell - 24 May 9:11
Vatican watchers will find strong clues about the direction of Pope Francis in On Heaven and Earth: a series of conversations Bergoglio held with Rabbi Abraham Skorka of Buenos Aires.
By Lubaaba Amatullah and Zainab Rahim - 23 May 11:05
Targeting a community at large for the criminal activity of a few is unacceptable.
By Mehdi Hasan - 20 May 14:36
I've made homophobic remarks in the past, writes Mehdi Hasan, but now I’ve grown up — and reconciled my Islamic beliefs with my attitude to gay rights.
By Omar Shahid - 17 May 10:33
Over 100,000 people in Britain converted to Islam between 2001-2011, yet it is believed that up to 75 per cent may have since lost their faith. Who are they - and how do they feel about the way of life they embraced then quickly abandoned?