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  • May 6, 2010

    For the first time in a British general election, significant numbers of voters will today have the opportunity to support candidates from parties described specifically as “Christian”. Symon Hill hopes that very few of them will choose to do so.

  • May 5, 2010

    The role of religion in the general election is far from straightforward. Politicians and the media need to recognise the diversity of religious engagement with politics on a much wider range of issues than they sometimes seem to notice.

  • May 4, 2010

    Amnesty International has condemned an overwhelming vote by the lower house of the Belgian parliament last week in favour of a ban on wearing of full-face veils in public.

  • April 25, 2010

    Amnesty International has urged the Belgian Parliament not to pass a draft law which would prohibit the wearing of the full face veil anywhere in public.

  • April 13, 2010

    The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have launched their manifesto with commitments to right-wing free-market economics, a freeze on immigration and heavy cuts in public services.

  • March 25, 2010

    UKIP is generally treated as respectable and fairly mainstream, while the BNP is demonised. But is there really much difference between them? I decided to compare their policies and found that they were even more similar than I expected.

  • March 17, 2010

    A Muslim community is literally driving home a message of peace across the country as part of its national campaign, which will see an Islamic Peace Prize awarded to Lord Avery.

  • March 4, 2010

    "Violence ... has no place in Islamic teaching", says a leading Muslim scholar in an extended religiously-based argument directed at those who justify terror in the name of faith.

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • January 13, 2010

    Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.