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.
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?
My mother and I both married men from Pakistan. Both marriages ended in divorce, but their circumstances and our attitudes towards them could not have been more different: it is a sign of how much has changed.
A recent YouGov poll has shown that a majority of people - from almost all religious denominations - support doctor-assisted dying. It is our secular and spiritual leaders who are refusing to catch up.
Faith is the redemption of solitude.
Jemima Khan investigates why more and more Muslim women in Britain are choosing to become “co-wives”. For many divorced, widowed or older women, could polygamy be a practical answer to their problems?
The atheist community is right to pursue rational, civilised debate, and should be able to do so without being tarred as bigots.
Why do religious stories continue to mean so much to so many of us, even to the self-described “new, new atheists”?
The realm of sex and reproduction in particular is an area where the Vatican needs to improve its approach to its female followers.
"Four out of five British adults believe in the power of prayer." Really? <em>Really?</em>
It's a shameful fact that Muslims are not only the victims of racial and religious prejudice but purveyors of it, too.
On the occasion of his enthronement as Archbishop of Canterbury.
Young women from BME backgrounds are discovering that there's more to hiking than the white middle class stereotype.
After promising beginnings with the Vatican II council, the Catholic Church lost its way under the reactionary leadership of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, says John Cornwell. Can it now change course?
"To judge by the tide of uncritical sentimentality which swept over the British press ... you might have thought that the Reformation had never taken place".
The UK's most senior Roman Catholic priest has stepped down with immediate effect.
Reviewed: Mea Maxima Culpa.
The two Ronnies.
The advice, given to MPs today, also refutes suggestions that unwilling clergy might be forced by human rights law to marry same-sex couples.
The road to ruin.
History may well be kinder to Joseph Ratzinger than his contemporary critics.
Benedict XVI to step down on 28 February, citing "health reasons".
It might not look the same as in the US, but the UK still has a strong historic link between religious and moral conservatism and Conservative politics, Nelson Jones argues.
I spent Christmas in my ancestral village in the Italian Alps for the first time in many years. I went to school more than 60 years ago with the electrician, the plumber, the carpenter and the mayor and they all treat me as though I have never been away.
But even a defeat can be said to advance campaign groups' narrative that Christians are being "marginalised" by militant secularism.
He smokes roll-ups, his ring tone is Abba, and he is passionately in favour of gay marriage; what’s "Father Ray" doing in a church which won't recognise his relationship?
From the challenges facing the new Archbishop of Canterbury to the reaction to the "Innocence of Muslims", it's been a busy year in discussions of religion.
The Prime Minister sends out an unusually religious Christmas message.
Scrooge doesn’t find religion. He finds Christmas. And why should the qualities of generosity and thoughtfulness be the preserve of the God-fearing, says Natalie Haynes.