Protesters in Michigan, USA, come out in support of LGBT+ rights.
Is it even possible to respect faith leaders’ desires to uphold the harmful practice while outlawing it?
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer at the Calgary Stampede on July 6. Groups associated with the Christian right are expected to support his political party in the October elections.
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The current political climate influenced by white evangelicals in the United States has emboldened similar religious groups in Canada ahead of our own federal election.
Children at a Koranic school in Mombasa, Kenya.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab-Islamic education is neither a limited nor recent phenomena. While poorly understood, it remains a fundamental part of the educational development of the region.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer and senior advisor Kellyanne Conway chat.
How do we determine what is fact? An archaeologist explains how the answer has changed over time and why it matters so much now.
Valda Wilson as Theodora: a triumph.
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This brilliant production of Handel’s Theodora, written in 1750, has great contemporary resonance.
Death of the salesmen.
A failure to innovate could mean the death of the traditional industry.
Shaman in ayahuasca ceremony, Ecuador.
Humans have a desire to transcend everyday existence. So laws banning psychoactive substances are on a hiding to nothing.
A Syrian town of Muslims and Christians stands united amid the country’s chaos.
It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today’s global hubs.
We need to move beyond assumptions that religion is simply about dogmatism.
We need to move beyond assumptions that religion is simply about dogmatism, and should continue teaching religion within a secular educational structure.
Square away your personal philosophy now; proof of life beyond earth is coming.
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Astronomers have found thousands of exoplanets and the hunt is on for life beyond Earth. Once biological neighbors are identified, our planet’s philosophies and religions will need to adapt.
Assumptions religious people make about their God’s beliefs largely mirror the ones they already have - even when those beliefs…
Well I hope the cup’ll abide with me.
Every year before the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, the pre-match programme includes the hymn Abide with Me. This is one of the oldest rituals in the British football calendar, having been introduced…
Let the floodgates open.
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The trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah features a craggy-faced, bearded Hollywood star, a cast of hundreds and a host of incredibly well-rendered CGI animals. The latter might be a sign of our times…
Pope Francis’ journey to the Middle East will be a defining journey on the question of Catholic-Eastern Orthodox unity.
Pope Francis announced this month he will visit the Middle East in May this year. While it has been foreshadowed since the first weeks of his papacy, this event will place the Church’s first South American…
George Carey outside the parish Church in Dagenham where he was baptised.
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Like an Old Testament prophet telling the Israelites that they were doomed, Lord Carey has been warning Anglicans for years of their possible annihilation. The Church is “one generation away from extinction…
In his first meeting with the media Pope Francis has said he will lead a church “that is poor and for the poor”.
The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the subsequent election of Pope Francis have provoked intense public interest and media attention across the globe. How could it be otherwise? The Catholic Church…
Pope Benedict XVI greeting pilgrims from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica soon after his election in 2005.
As the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s dramatic resignation sinks in, the speculation on his successor has inevitably begun. Will we see the first black Pope? The first South American Pope? Just as it happened…