Category - Religion

  • 3 Jul 2008

    Should parents who choose to treat their children's illnesses with prayer rather than medicine be charged with abuse, neglect, or even manslaughter when their children die? Shawn F. Peters explores the issues.

  • 2 Jul 2008

    Civil libertarians are infuriated at special regulations coming into force for the upcoming Catholic World Youth Day event in Sydney, Australia, where Pope Benedict XVI will be the guest of honour.

  • 30 Jun 2008

    We hear a lot about the 'religious right' in the USA. But what about religious opinion of the centre and left?

  • 26 Jun 2008

    The British Humanist Association (BHA) has said that the government should close the discrimination loopholes for religious organisations involved in public service provision, and should ensure that all services are fully inclusive.

  • 12 Jun 2008

    The World Association of Newspapers and the World Editors Forum have condemned what they say is the UN Human Rights Council's repeated efforts to undermine freedom of expression in the name of protecting religious sensibilities.

  • 12 May 2008

    A closer look at the Sri Lankan experience may throw some light on other situations where struggles supposedly based on ethnicity or religion turn out to be more complex – and where human rights are of critical importance, says Savi Hensman.

  • 9 May 2008

    The struggle between good religion and bad religion is at a crucial juncture on the domestic and global stage, says Giles Fraser. He believes the Quilliam Foundation, a new Muslim think tank, can make a positive contribution.

  • 9 May 2008

    The Christian Research organisation, whose latest data survey on the decline of UK church attendance has annoyed the Church of England, has defended its work against accusations of being misleading.

  • 7 May 2008

    The president of the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Pöttering, says that in parts of Europe, such as the western Balkans, where internecine "wounds still require healing", spiritual leaders need to be involved in the process.

  • 6 May 2008

    Much of the current public discourse on 'religion' assumes that 'it' (actually a complex and multi-faceted phenomenon) is either a good or a bad thing per se.