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  • November 14, 2007

    The thought that Christmas will soon be upon us strikes dread as well as joy into many people.

  • November 14, 2007

    Among a vocal minority of those for whom religion is at best irrelevant and at worse an anathema, there is confusion about why government pays so much attention to faith groups.

  • November 13, 2007

    Both fundamentalist believers and hardline anti-theists say that the Bible is a declaration of dogma that must either be accepted or rejected wholesale.

  • November 8, 2007

    The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is due to publish its long awaited report into the tragic Stockwell shooting in July 2005, imminently.

  • November 6, 2007

    The research network on secularism and religion based at the University of Cambridge and supported by Ekklesia, among others, now has its own web presence.

  • November 5, 2007

    Religion has sometimes been a friend of democracy and sometimes an enemy. It is impossible to generalise (about either religion or politics). But the 'credit' side is often overlooked in current debates.

  • November 2, 2007

    The Economist has today (2 November 2007) published a special report which examines religion's place "in today's modern society" - the role it is likely to play in this century's politics and "how we should deal with it". But is it saying anything new?

  • November 1, 2007

    It is wrong that "rules of law, human affairs and democracy are cast aside to worship a barrel of oil" said Mark Thomas in protesting about the Saudi state visit to the UK.

  • November 1, 2007

    As the debate on migration continues, Jon Cruddas argues that it needs to be located in relation to population change, service provision, housing, employment/the economy and global factors.

  • October 31, 2007

    BCC Radio 4's flagship Today programme was officially fifty years old on 28 October 2007. How could we not send our congratulations?