Terror in the UK - Most Muslims abhor violence, yet the terrorists are a product of a specific minds
Half Persian and half white, Katharine Quarmby grew up in a loving home in Norfolk. Adoption across
Certain artefacts in the British Museum are deemed to have such religious significance that the dire
The battle between reformers and clerics might be exercising the rest of the world, but Iranians hav
Muslim children as young as six are still being allowed to beat themselves with knives on the end of
Not content with controlling Congress and the presidency, the Republicans now want the judges to be
In an ideal world, democratic elections would be characterised by a kind of Socratic dialogue. Rival politicians would put forward cogent arguments, quoting unadorned and carefully sourced facts. Questioners would seek further details and probe weaknesses.
Observations on religious hatred
As Britain's culture wars grow in intensity, and abortion and artistic freedom become hot issues, Cr
How can it be that, while the prospect of a general election campaign is greeted with a collective public yawn, the death of an 84-year-old Pole grips the country's attention and imagination?
With many pharmacists refusing to accept, or even confiscating, women's birth-control prescriptions,
The cult of monarchy is over, as the royal wedding fiasco shows. But Catholic cardinals should know
Pope John Paul II helped keep the continent of Africa disease-ridden, famished and disastrously unde
Linda Grant is trying to make up her mind between two Jewish women candidates
Memory and Identity: personal reflections
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Violence and threats from militant religious groups are coming thick and fast, and the targets are w
Observations on religious schools
Observations on Melanie Phillips
Ministers have written off free speech as collateral in the Iraq war. By proposing to make it a crim
It is supposed to be the Iraqis' chance to decide their destiny, but what if a new Shia-led governme
Peter Tatchell, a former Ken Livingstone ally, finds himself accused of Islamophobia as the mayor co
To refer to Muslims, Hindus and Sikhs, rather than Asians, undermines secularism
Why are evangelical Christians so upset at a musical that shows Jesus calling himself "a bit gay"? A
Writing about Africa without mentioning the role of tribalism and witchcraft is like writing about B
The issue at Birmingham Rep wasn't freedom of speech, but Asian women's right to life. By <B>Darcus
Liberty is indivisible. Our commitment to it is not tested by easy cases: a fair trial for a middle-class Anglo-Saxon accused of driving offences; or a fair hearing for a critic of foundation hospitals or top-up fees.
NS Christmas - Christian evangelicals have got Jesus Christ all wrong, argues Terry Eagleton