In the Western world, the U.S. is one of only one of two countries with capital punishment, and support remains strongest in the 'Bible Belt'. Here's a look at the historic arguments within Christian communities over the death penalty.
Blood on the streets: the 1572 St Bartholomew’s Day massacre.
Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre by Francois Dubois via Wikimedia Commons
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have called for repentence for the divisions caused by the schism between the Protestant and Catholic faiths.
“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Jennie A. Brownscombe’s ‘The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth’ (1914).
The Pilgrims were thankful for finally being able to vanquish Thomas Morton and Ferdinando Gorges, who spent years trying to undermine the legal basis for settlements in Massachusetts and beyond.
Some, but not all, of Kenya’s churches are opposed to the formal recognition of atheists.
The furore over atheism in Kenya comes at a time of slow but steady growth in the number of people unaffiliated to any religion, thanks to religious discontent and access to scientific knowledge.
Giles Fraser thinks that 'Brexit recycles the defiant spirit of the Reformation'. How wrong can he be?
After The 1572 St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre many Protestants fled France for England.
David Cameron has pledged that Britain will take 20,000 Syrian refugees – but how did Henry VIII manage those in need 500 years ago?
Edinburgh to see a huge pro-union orange march on Saturday.
An Orange Order march in Edinburgh on Saturday in support of the Union has been widely viewed as likely to be counter-productive and to provide a further boost to a currently buoyant Yes campaign. Commentators…