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  • November 20, 2007

    Though he met good people too, Stephen Bates, the Guardian's ex-religious affairs correspondent, says that the sheer nastiness he encountered among some believers turned him right off.

  • November 19, 2007

    Understandably, there have been few in LGBT circles persuaded that the appointment of the head of the Evangelical Alliance to the new Commission on Equalities and Human Rights (CEHR) is anything other than a retrograde step.

  • 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.