Jodie Foster in Contact.
It is the 20th aniversary of Carl Sagan's sci-fi film, Contact - and a great time to celebrate its legacy and revisit its main premise of Science vs. Religion.
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
The Statue of Liberty stands as a beacon of the civil religion that is the contemporary faith in human rights.
The tradition of republicanism offered us civil religion, a foundation of belief that could counter any politics or policy that demands sacrifice in this world to be compensated in some “beyond”.
Tackling extremism, building happier adults and delivering a generation that can adapt to rapid change. Putting thinking and thinkers at the heart of the curriculum should be an easy decision.
As a new push threatens to engulf a key town in Helmand province, the Taliban looks set to turn the tide.
Sinai: a whole lot of trouble ahead.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Whatever caused the crash of a Russian airliner over the northern Sinai, it's finally brought the world's attention back to a critical security crisis.
The Devil infiltrates the righteous – or does he?
One of the highlights of this year's Edinburgh festival, the confusion and uncertainty in James Hogg's classic is all too familiar to us.
Religions can promote division and inequality in our societies.
Fundamentalists become warriors with a simple message of salvation that is found in a naïve and literal interpretation of ancient, sacred texts.
A message of solidarity has spread rapidly.
The shocking events at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris did not happen in a vacuum. They are not the actions of a few outcasts on the edge of society. These brutal murders, apparently in the name of…
Terror manual: the Encyclopaedia of the Afghani Jihad which formed part of the prosecution case against Abu Hamza.
David Cameron’s new taskforce to combat extremism met on Monday to address what Tony Blair calls a “problem within Islam” that he blames for the terror plots which have caused such distress and given rise…