faith

  • 7 Mar 2011

    Certainty sells in both science and religion, says former priest Mark Vernon. It can also be enormously damaging. But as Thomas Aquinas realised, the best we can do when talking about God is to understand what God is not, and be open to what God might be, beyond our comprehension. It’s also known as faith.

  • 30 Mar 2010

    A major funding agency says faith communities are crucial to combating the HIV pandemic, but need to meet global standards of accountability when funds are channelled through them.

  • 25 Sep 2009

    The Archbishop of Canterbury says a purely rationalistic and secularist approach to intellectual and academic life has sold short both the meaning of rationality and the broad human values nurtured by critical faith.

  • 20 Aug 2009

    Forms of religion and ideology which neatly categorize people as good or bad according to whether they were in ‘the right group’ or believe ‘the right things’ are dangerous, says Simon Barrow. They also contradict the basic trajectory of the Christian message.

  • 8 Jul 2009

    To fear one's doubts and to deny them, is to take away the silence from the music and the space from the sculpture, says Jill Segger. As with all untruth, denial demeans, diminishes and eventually destroys.

  • 28 May 2009

    The world's oldest pupil, Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, has embraced Christianity and been baptised, five years after he began studying at primary school at the age of 85 and learned how to read the Bible. He says he has learned to forgive his enemies.

  • 27 Jun 2008
  • 20 Jun 2008

    Swiss soccer player Johan Vonlanthen says he has undergone phenomenal changes since he made his debut as an international soccer player, which he attributes to his faith. But his country have still made an early exit from Euro 2008.

  • 14 Jun 2008

    Over on the ever-stimulating OpenDemocracy, Anthony Barnett offers an acute assessment of Tony Blair's recent blandishments on faith and the global order.

  • 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'.