Category - secularism

  • October 17, 2010

    Many progressive Christians found themselves experiencing profoundly mixed feelings both about Pope Benedict’s visit and about the protests against it, says Simon Barrow. This is perhaps because neither imperial religion nor rejectionist forms of secularism are adequate to the task of remaking public life and public faith.

  • September 27, 2010

    Many Americans and Europeans are taken aback by the suggestion that collaborating with religious groups on matters of shared concern is a necessity for human flourishing in many parts of the world, says Scott Appleby. They shouldn't. Both bridge-building and bridge-burning wear many labels in today's world, secular and religious. Literacy and engagement are needed to distinguish the positive from the negative, not hardened ideology.

  • September 20, 2010

    As Pope Benedict's visit to the UK comes to an end, I am left with a sense of sadness. Despite the words of Archbishop Vincent Nichols, attempting to paint the visit as he would perhaps have wished it to be – an endorsement of pluralism and a call to quiet dialogue rather than shrill confrontation, it seems hard to imagine a clearer example of differing cultures failing to understand each other than we have observed over the past few days.

  • September 14, 2010

    The Institute of Ideas think-tank has accused fellow secularists of engaging in a "New Atheist witch-hunt" over the Pope's upcoming British visit.

  • July 21, 2010
  • July 21, 2010

    Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, has been accused of a 'publicity stunt' over his calls for a French-style ban on the burka and the niqab.

  • May 24, 2010

    The leading figure in the Church of Scotland has marked the 450th anniversary of the Reformation by urging the Kirk to continue reforming and to face the new secular challenge.

  • January 15, 2010

    Ekklesia's new co-director, Symon Hill, who joined the team as an associate last year, has a busy weekend ahead of him, starting with a discussion on faith and secularism in London tomorrow.

  • January 15, 2010
  • January 13, 2010

    A group of diverse leaders from religious and secular organisations has issued the most comprehensive joint statement of current law to date on controversial legal issues concerning church and state.