Our 2015 top ten! 31 December 2015

Here are our top ten most popular articles from 2015. Thanks for all the support so far, and a happy new year to all our readers!

10. 7 Religious Ideas Worth Reflecting On is the first entry in our top ten, and a listicle based on some lesser known tidbits of religious history and theology

9. Paris and the Case for Muslim-Jewish Unity provided a sombre reflection on the horrorific siege of a kosher supermarket in Paris that took place in January 2015

8. Josef Linnhoff’s exploration of the question of whether Muslims and Christians worship the same God was our eight most popular article of 2015

7. With intense debate around the government’s counter extremism projects, Waqar Ahmedi’s piece argued passionately ‘I Became A Teacher Not To Gather Intelligence But To Enhance It’

6. Rethinking Religion in Northern Ireland by John Roberts provided an insightful piece that looked at religion and faith communities beyond the typical Protestant/Catholic paradigm

5. The tenth century polymath Abu Raihan al-Biruni is considered one of the earliest scholars of religious studies, his life and contributions are explored in this article – The Forefather of Religious Studies

4. The bloody rise of the Islamic State and it’s declaration as a Caliphate prompted many to ask “what is the Caliphate?” Editor of On Religion, Abdul-Azim Ahmed, sought to answer these questions in our fourth most popular article from 2015.

3. A Short History of Interfaith in the UK gives a whirlwind tour of religious communities in Britain and the rise of the interfaith movement.

2. Can the Church of England Attract Young People Again? asked Andrew Grey, the debate prompted by this piece was fantastic and heated.

1.Dr. Karl E. H. Seigfried’s article on Northern Zombies and Heathen Worldviews was our most popular post of 2015, looking at the infamous draugr of Norse mythology.

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