Category - Religion

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Fundamentalism is a 20th-century invention, in many ways a response to the rapid social change brought about by modernity and global capitalism, says Giles Fraser. It is a perversion of religion, and in no way the real thing, let alone its 'heartbeat'.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    The bludgeoning conclusion of Paul Thomas Anderson's much-lauded, Oscar-nominated film "There Will Be Blood," which has recently been released on DVD, features a preacher forced to renounce his faith in God and admit charlatanry. Spencer Dew investigates.

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Humanism is a philosophy and approach to life that has Christian, atheist, deist and theist roots, says Mark Vernon. So when it is taught in schools, what kind of approach will be adopted?

  • 22 Apr 2008

    Barack Obama recently got into trouble for suggesting that alienated rural voters in Pennsylvania seek refuge in religion, rifles and rejection of outsiders.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The lecture will examine the links between the particular historical process of Christian secularisation in the West and its diverse globalised forms in other axial civilisations.

  • 3 Apr 2008

    The panel will discuss Bhikhu Parekh’s new book, A New Politics of Identity (Palgrave, March 2008) covering the impact of globalisation on ethnic, religious and national identities.

  • 28 Mar 2008
  • 28 Mar 2008

    The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has caused a heated debate with a proposal that instead of single-faith schools funded by the public, all schools should become practising multi-faith institutions.

  • 28 Mar 2008

    A Canadian church magazine has become the first North American sponsor of a travelling exhibit of the life and work of natural scientist Charles Darwin, which opened at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on 8 March and will come to Britain.

  • 24 Mar 2008

    A variety of bloggers have been involved in a 'swarm' over the Easter weekend, speaking out for religious freedom and against attempts to manipulate the state to an exclusive allegiance.