David Cameron says Christians around the world suffer the most persecution for their religion. Is he right?
Jessie Childs's God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England is a detailed and absorbing account of the difficulties of being Catholic in England in the 17th century.
It’s one of the broadcaster’s flagship religious programmes, yet it makes religious people look unfairly crazy.
It didn’t go quite as he’d imagined. . .
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
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.
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
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.”
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Increasingly, Richard Dawkins' public output resembles that of a man desperately grasping for attention and relevance in a maturing community.
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?
Liam McLaughlin speaks to members of the London Black Atheists group about the consequences of their decision to turn their backs on religion.
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?
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
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
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.
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.
Sins of omission and myths of the Enlightenment.
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.
Tabatha Leggett signs up to Christianity’s most successful recruitment programme.
The pontiff's remarks about the existence of a "gay lobby" in the Vatican draws on a number of age-old homophobic tropes.
Faith and conviction cannot be burnt by the flames of hatred.
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.
Anti-fascists who happily march against the BNP or EDL rarely show that level of commitment against Anjem Choudhary’s group. Why?
The former Archbishop of Canterbury revisits his 2008 speech.