Cross purposes
By Nelson Jones - 12 March 12:08

Why the government is opposing the right of two workers to wear crosses at work.

Gay marriage will happen – get over it
Gay marriage will happen – get over it
By Nelson Jones - 12 March 0:00

Listening to Cardinal Keith O'Brien spluttering into the microphone on the Today programme on 5 March, I felt sorry, even embarrassed, for my Catholic friends.

Is God sexist?
By Nelson Jones - 08 March 12:58

Religion has long been associated with the oppression and denigration of women, yet its appeal to th

Cardinal O'Brien jumps the shark
By Nelson Jones - 05 March 12:04

Allowing same-sex marriage is equivalent to legalising slavery, claims the head of the Catholic Chur

Cardinal defends comparing gay marriage to slavery
By George Eaton - 05 March 11:11

Keith O'Brien says it's "a perfectly good example of what could happen".

Atheist in memory lapse and slavery shock
By Richard Dawkins - 29 February 16:31

Following a week of attacks, the evolutionary biologist responds to his critics

The God wars
By Bryan Appleyard - 28 February 17:28

To hardline atheists, it is now unreasonable and “dramatically peculiar” to argue that religion is n

Defining marriage
By Nelson Jones - 27 February 12:45

On the purpose of this voluntary union, the Book of Common Prayer is correct on one of three counts.

The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
By Giles Fraser - 20 February 0:00

The Faith of the Faithless: Experiments in Political Theology
Simon Critchley
Verso, 302pp, £16.99

Defending the Faith
By Nelson Jones - 16 February 12:59

The Queen says the C of E is the defender of pluralism. But Anglican supremacism has always been mor

Rush to judgement
By Nick Spencer - 14 February 17:21

Richard Dawkins should be wary of presuming to judge who is a genuine Christian and who isn't.

Sayeeda Warsi, secularism and the Pope
By Nelson Jones - 14 February 11:28

In complaining about "militant secularisation", Warsi is talking the Catholic leader's language.

Bideford Town Council hasn't a prayer
By Nelson Jones - 10 February 12:42

The High Court has ruled that local councils can't have prayers on the agenda.

When is a bishop not a bishop?
By Nelson Jones - 08 February 15:33

Twenty years after they began ordaining women, Anglicans still haven't taken the final step towards

Latter Day Taint?
By Nelson Jones - 07 February 11:44

Evidence suggests that Mitt Romney's religion is less important to voters than it is to reporters.

Is there a religion for atheists?
By Nelson Jones - 26 January 18:09

Modern secular culture has no authority with the political or moral clout to impose a single vision.

Keep religion out of politics, now more than ever
By Sophie McBain - 18 January 11:22

Liberal political systems allow space for personal religiosity. Those based on faith will squeeze pe

God save the Queen
By Nelson Jones - 10 January 14:51

Anglicans have good reason to be grateful to Elizabeth II. But will the church-state link be quite s

God need not be the enemy of science
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 January 0:00

“New atheists” like Richard Dawkins are wrong to insist that modern science can no longer be reconci

Enlightenment through play
By Sadiq Khan - 09 January 0:00

Last month I joined a delegation of MPs and peers to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank.

Paisley, the Pope, and the 1981 papers
By Nelson Jones - 30 December 12:29

Today, the torch of anti-papalism has been passed from Protestants to atheists.

Daniel Dennett and the bacterium of faith
By Nelson Jones - 20 December 16:47

How guilt reinforces the link between religion and positive social action.

Churches can now conduct civil partnerships, but should they even be allowed to conduct weddings?
By Nelson Jones - 15 December 15:26

The current legal situation around marriage and civil partnership is incoherent.

Do books "prime people for terrorism"?
By Fahad Ansari - 15 December 14:45

This week's terrorism conviction has serious implications for freedoms of speech and thought in mode

When does it not pay to be Muslim?
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 14 December 13:41

Here's a revolutionary concept: how about a TV character happens to be a Muslim and the plot revolve

Even Dawkins does Christmas
By Nelson Jones - 13 December 13:37

It's the cultural prestige of religion that gives it access to power and buttresses its claim to spe

Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens
By George Eaton - 13 December 13:11

Exclusive extracts from the writer's final interview.

The power of a dangerous idea
By Mehdi Hasan - 13 December 10:43

Secular commentators dismiss religion as a malign force in the world. But from Burma’s Aung San Suu

The politics of Christmas
By Nick Spencer - 10 December 10:11

It's the season to be jolly, but let's not forget the reality of injustice.

Why the Pope has a point
By Laurie Penny - 07 December 12:29

The abuse of children within the home is something that society has yet to tackle adequately.

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