Religion

  • 18 Feb 2009
  • 14 Feb 2009

    Parents and local residents have overwhelmingly backed the head teacher of a Devon school where a young child was reprimanded for upsetting a classmate by telling her she would "go to hell" for not believing in God.

  • 14 Feb 2009

    Parents and staff - including a local Religious Education teacher - are rallying around a school they say has been wrongly accused of telling children 'not to talk about God'.

  • 2 Feb 2009

    In the scientific community, there has been a significant increase in sightings of articles and studies on the "science" of religion, says Douglas Anderson. But they don't necessarily prove very enlightening.

  • 28 Jan 2009

    There are many people who are not Christians who revere Jesus, says Martin Marty. But when his name is invoked in the civic arena they hear assertions of majority privilege in the religious realm, where privilege often has taken form in power against others.

  • 16 Jan 2009

    A Christian bus driver from Southampton, Hampshire, has objected to driving a bus with a slogan proclaiming ‘There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life’.

  • 8 Jan 2009

    Supporters the separation of Church and State in the United States have filed a lawsuit seeking an end of the use of the term "so help me God" during President-elect Barack Obama's 20 January inauguration.

  • 13 Dec 2008

    Former British PM Tony Blair has completed his first semester as a visiting lecturer at Yale University, and says this has strengthened his belief that religious faith and economic and social globalisation can be partners.

  • 24 Nov 2008

    The Australian Human Rights Commission is encouraging submissions to a consultation about the current state of freedom of religion and belief in the country. The deadline for receiving them is 31 January 2009.

  • 21 Nov 2008

    As religion has become progressively self-absorbed and spirituality increasingly other worldly, both have failed a generation searching for a vision of a better way, says Gethin Abraham-Williams. It's time for a change.