Category - faith

  • September 25, 2007

    One of the more intriguing aspects of Gordon Brown's first Labour party conference speech as serving prime minister was his decision to use consciously biblical language as part of his argument against those employing religious rhetoric to oppose his family policy.

  • September 13, 2007

    A media frenzy based on the supposed spiritual emptiness in the life of Mother Teresa, made public in some of her recently published letters, derives from a lack of spirituality, says Roman Catholic Archbishop Lucas Sirkar of Calcutta.

  • September 11, 2007

    Tributes have been pouring in for ethical business pioneer Anita Roddick, who died on 10 September 2007 aged 64 after a major brain haemorrhage. A supporter of numerous causes, she disliked institutional religion but loved the alternative Christian arts festival Greenbelt.

  • September 11, 2007

    The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has called for a binding international treaty to protect churches, mosques, synagogues and other sites of spiritual significance.

  • September 7, 2007

    The Harry Potter books, says Steve Fouch, are full of values that Christian and atheist and agnostic alike would recognise – because friends matter, truth is vital, and evil is always weaker than good.

  • September 7, 2007

    The BBC is launching a new major TV programme called The Big Questions this weekend. Its aim is to move the discussion of diverse beliefs and ethics out of a narrow 'religion' bracket, and to respond creatively to the debates taking place in modern Britain.

  • September 7, 2007

    Getting together round the fire and having a good nosh and natter is a great way to combat prejudice and social division, reckons ex-Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has just become patron of South Africa's Barbecue (Braai) Day.

  • September 5, 2007

    New research published by academics based at the University of East London indicates that the demographic patterns in Britain's capital are in some cases shaped more by religious and cultural identity than by categories of race and ethnicity.

  • September 4, 2007

    Current media debates about religion are often ill-informed as well as partisan, says Theo Hobson. Atheists as well as believers need challenging on their outlook.

  • August 28, 2007

    An ambitious media look at religious zealots in Christianity, Judaism and Islam is receiving worldwide media coverage, but lukewarm reviews from television critics in the United States. The CNN series began to air on 22 August 2007