secular

  • 15 Jan 2010
  • 13 Jan 2010

    A group of diverse leaders from religious and secular organisations has issued the most comprehensive joint statement of current law to date on controversial legal issues concerning church and state.

  • 5 Nov 2009

    The British Humanist Association has echoed the Government’s response to a debate in the House of Lords last night on the BBC, Humanism, and broadcasting, saying it ‘hopes the BBC has been listening’.

  • 14 Jun 2009

    Bishop David Chillingworth has been elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church. In accepting, he said an open and secular society was one in which smaller churches could make a distinct and constructive contribution.

  • 29 May 2009

    The hope that all Christians will be able to celebrate Easter on the same day in the future has been reaffirmed by an international ecumenical seminar organized by the Institute of Ecumenical Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    By adding more weight to the debate, the campaigning atheists won’t stop the worry about God, says Mark Vernon. Unless they can stop talking about it, they’ll only succeed in giving the rumour new 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.

  • 22 Oct 2008

    Much church self-promotion misses the point, says Jonathan Bartley. the church to which church-leavers return must be different from the one they left. In other words, the solution is moving forward, not going back.

  • 12 Sep 2008

    Accord, a new coalition promoting inclusive education and seeking the reform of faith schools policy, has expressed reservations over the opening of the Krishna-Avanti School in Edgware, the first publicly-funded Hindu school in Britain.

  • 26 Jun 2008

    Atheists are often criticising the ethics of religious belief, says Giles Fraser. But do they base their own moral practice too much on what they are against?