Category - secularism

  • April 27, 2016

    A panel of religious leaders, policymakers and journalists met on 20 April 2016 at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva to discuss questions including the idea of a 'European identity' and the contributions made by faith communities and secularism.

  • October 15, 2014

    A Manifesto for Secularism was recently launched at a conference in London. While the aim, to counter the religious right, is positive, I have reservations about some aspects.

  • April 30, 2014

    A society that favours the rich and shuns the poor is far away from biblical visions of equality and justice.

  • October 25, 2013

    Scotland is getting it wrong. This is the bold assertion of Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish, a passionate polemic on Scottish culture, society and politics (including key issues like land reform) by award-winning journalist Lesley Riddoch.

  • August 5, 2013

    What would a conversation about religion among those who have abandoned it, or who are on the very edge of it, sound and feel like?

  • August 6, 2012

    We live in an era where people are inquisitive about spirituality, but hugely distrustful or even hostile towards ‘organised religion’, especially in its Christian forms.

  • February 24, 2012

    Not speaking unless you can improve on silence is something with which most Quakers are comfortable. This may mean holding your peace even when you have an opinion.

  • February 13, 2012

    The Socialist front-runner in the race for the French presidency wants the separation of church and state to be put directly into the constitution.

  • February 5, 2012

    Humanist and secularist organisations have accused the European Union of denying them equal treatment compared to the continent's Christian churches.

  • September 13, 2011

    Classifying communities and their practices and values as ‘religious’ often has the effect of marginalising them from the mainstream of public debates on justice and the proper ends of the good life, says scholar Timothy Fitzgerald. Such classification has the effect of clothing secular reason with the misleading aura of neutral objectivity, he suggests.