Archbishop’s address: full text
By Staff blogger - 17 September 18:06

The Archbishop of Canterbury emphasises Anglo-Catholic unity and urges the gathered bishops to lead

Let’s be friends
By Ed Kessler - 17 September 17:03

Addressing a group of laypeople and religious leaders, the Pope avoided controversy and emphasised h

The great “Protest the Pope” implosion
By Sholto Byrnes - 17 September 10:23

It’s been a damp squib so far. Does opposition to the papal visit come only from a liberal metropoli

Laurie Penny: Proud to say nope to the Pope
By Laurie Penny - 17 September 9:54

Those planning to protest the Pope's visit are not instinctively anti-Catholic. But justice demands that we challenge religious oppression.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Paul Johnson
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 17 September 9:46

“I suspect the sex abuse scandal has been greatly exaggerated”.

A curious tale of two embassies
By Geoffrey Robertson - 16 September 18:42

At Westminster Hall in London, on the very spot where England's last absolute monarch was convicted of torture and tyranny, the world's most absolute dictator presumes to lecture our present leaders on the sins of the democrat

The Pope, the Vatican and the Foreign Office: a response
By Geoffrey Robertson - 16 September 10:34

Detailing the Freedom of Information exchanges with the FCO.

An interfaith take on the Pope’s visit
By Ed Kessler - 15 September 18:59

Will the Pope address the impact that the Enlightenment has had on his Church?

Time to "uninvent" the Reformation
By Sholto Byrnes - 12 September 12:47

Is this the Pope's hidden plan?

Eid mubarak!
By Sholto Byrnes - 10 September 10:24

“Understanding Islam” is a very welcome new initiative from the Coexist Foundation.

No burning issue
By Patrick Osgood - 09 September 19:55

Freedoms of speech do not excuse giving the largest soapbox to the most egregious orator.

This humiliation can never be erased
By Caroline Crampton - 09 September 19:23

Tens of thousands of victims have now come forward to confirm that they were abused by Catholic priests. Apologies have been made by the pontiff, and millions of dollars have been paid out by the Vatican in compensation.

The case against Vatican power
By Geoffrey Robertson - 08 September 19:48

The Catholic Church claims the privileges of statehood, which gives it huge advantages over other re

Catholic Church accuses BBC of 'institutional bias' against Christianity
By New Statesman - 06 September 11:33

Cardinal Keith O'Brien claims BBC is biased against 'Catholicism in particular'.

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Jerry Falwell
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 10:50

The American televangelist wedded God and politics in way that lives on in the American right today.

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Pope Pius IX
By Duncan Robinson - 06 September 10:46

The pope who invented his infallibility.

Christianity's top 10 most controversial figures | Pope Pius XII
By Duncan Robinson - 06 September 10:42

Variously described as 'venerable' and 'Hitler's Pope', Pius XII steered the Vatican through the mos

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Pope Urban VIII
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 10:32

Urban’s soured relationship with Galileo drew the battle line between faith and science that remains

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Thomas Cranmer
By Patrick Osgood - 06 September 10:31

Cranmer's 'sexed-up' case for Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon provided the cover neede

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Joan of Arc
By Tom Phillips - 06 September 10:29

The bad-girl of French Catholicism

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures | Guy Fawkes
By Tom Phillips - 06 September 10:23

Britain's number one conspirator.

Christianity's top 11 most controversial figures
By Tom Phillips & Duncan Robinson - 06 September 10:17

The Staggers presents its list of most intriguing and contentious Christians: includes Popes, conspi

Ireland’s shameless cardinal
By Sholto Byrnes - 25 August 11:57

Claudy bombings cover-up shows sorry is the hardest word for the Catholic hierarchy — yet again.

Jinnah — he had a dream
By Akbar Ahmed - 23 August 8:53

The vision of Pakistan’s founding father was a land of many faiths and cultures united in a common p

Is Ramadan a threat to Muslim success at London 2012?
By Tom Phillips - 20 August 16:20

Muslim Olympians will have to decide whether or not they fast during 2012, but will it cost them?

The mosques aren’t working in Bradistan
By Samira Shackle - 20 August 11:49

Bradford's Pakistani community predominantly originates from the Mirpur region. 

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