Religion

Spectator letters: VAT and sugar, Boris Johnson and cricket, whisky and bagpipes

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Sugar added tax Sir: Julia Pickles (Letters, 14 June) suggests a sugar tax to combat the obesity epidemic and discourage…

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The bloody battle for the name Isis

28 June 2014 9:00 am

‘This’ll make you laugh,’ said my husband, looking up from the Daily Telegraph. For once he was right. It was…

Spectator letters: Islamophobia, breast-feeding and Bach

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Rational fear Sir: An interesting contrast between the articles by Douglas Murray and Innes Bowen on Islamic influence in the…

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Churchgoing is good for you (even if you don’t believe in God)

21 June 2014 8:00 am

And that’s true whether or not you believe in God

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 9:00 am

Old cabby’s tale Stephen Rommei’s London cabby story (Diary, 7 June) reminded me of catching a cab one cold night…

Spectator letters: The trouble with religion, alternatives to HS2, and whisky-drinking dogs

14 June 2014 8:00 am

A history of persecution Sir: Colin Brown (Letters, 7 June) ignores some good reasons for keeping religion out of society.…

Spectator letters: Ken Loach defended, and the music of Pepys

7 June 2014 9:00 am

We need religion Sir: Roger Scruton (‘Sacred hunger’, 31 May) describes a reason, dare I say a ‘purpose’, for religion in…

Spectator letters: How schools fail boys, Jonathan Croall answers Keith Baxter, and why atheists should love the C of E

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Why girls do better Sir: Isabel Hardman notes that girls now outperform boys at every level in education (‘The descent…

The Passion of Jesus is performed on Good Friday to crowds in Trafalgar Square

Yes, Britain is a Christian country

26 April 2014 9:00 am

I can’t say it was a great surprise to read a letter from a group of well-known authors, academics, comedians…

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It's time to reclaim Islam from the fanatics. Here's how

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Can Islam be reconciled with free expression? The answer is yes

Orestes consults the oracle at Delphi (Roman, 1st century AD).

Management consultancy! Sculpture park! Sports stadium! The many faces of the Delphic Oracle

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Sam Leith finds the most sacred site of Ancient Greece still a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma

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Simon Callow’s notebook: What it’s like to lose at an awards ceremony

8 March 2014 9:00 am

It was one of those weeks. On Monday, I was in four countries: I woke up at crack of dawn…

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I’m scared to admit to being a Tory in today’s C of E

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Believe me, it’s not easy to be a Tory in today’s C of E

WASHINGTON, D.C.., NOVEMBER 6, 2013: British comedians Sanderso

The church of self-worship: Sunday morning with the atheists

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Sunday morning among the atheists

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Forgive me, Father

8 February 2014 9:00 am

What Catholics really talk about in the confession box

Italian priest Paolo Dall'Oglio Photo: AFP/Getty

The one man who makes me hope for peace in Syria

18 January 2014 9:00 am

As Syria’s second peace conference looms, and we prepare ourselves for a lot of hot air drifting over from Geneva,…

Enoch Powell and a farmer (Photo: Express/Express/Getty)

Why should Nigel Farage have to fight the ghost of Enoch Powell?

11 January 2014 9:00 am

One of the genuine seasonal pleasures to be enjoyed as 2013 slipped around the U-bend was Enoch Powell making his…

Letters: Nurses reply to Mary Dejevsky, and Iggy Pop’s sherry habit

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Nursing standards Sir: I share Mary Dejevsky’s concern regarding the impact of tired, overworked nurses on the quality of patient…

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The war on Christians

5 October 2013 9:00 am

It’s time the world paid more attention to assaults against Christians

Charles Moore's notes: While Justin Welby was finding God, I was eating baked beans

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Attending the funeral of Margaret Thatcher in April, the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, was much impressed by the bit in…

Modern Cairo Reveals Its Ancient Islamic History

So, can we expect Channel 4 to broadcast a C of E call to prayer?

6 July 2013 9:00 am

It is very lucky for the BBC that Channel 4 exists. Whatever imbecilic, supposedly attention-grabbing trash the BBC commissions, there will…

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The new God squad: what Archbishop Welby and Pope Francis have in common

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Evangelicals have taken charge in the Vatican and Lambeth Palace

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Why no guidance from the Good Book on how to prioritise?

29 June 2013 9:00 am

Why is Christianity so unhelpful on the very ethical dilemma that most concerns ordinary people in our everyday lives? Why…

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Chief Rabbi: atheism has failed. Only religion can defeat the new barbarians

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The West is suffering for its loss of faith. Unless we rediscover religion, our civilisation is in peril

The Cleansing of Naaman by Elisha. Woodcut from the Biblia Sacra Germanaica

The Serpent’s Promise, by Steve Jones - review

11 May 2013 9:00 am

The weight of bacteria that each of us carries around is equal to that of our brain, a kilogram of…