• Articles

  • Politicians Need Not Make Promises. If They Do, They Should Not Always Keep Them

    Hugh McLachlan 6 October 2017

    It is a commonly accepted view nowadays that the election manifestos of political parties and USA presidential candidates should contain… read more

  • Trump’s Prosperity Gospel

    Stephen Graham 24 January 2017

    Donald Trump’s inauguration was full of religious trappings: kicking off the day with a service and inviting several religious representatives… read more

  • Stephen Timms MP: Interview on Faith and Politics

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    Stephen Timms has always been known as an MP strongly in favour of the role and contribution of faith in… read more

  • Hobbes, Rousseau and the Social Contract

    Polina Simakova / Agrippina Domanski 6 December 2016

    The Social Contract theory has evolved over the centuries, but its origins can be traced back to the Old Testament… read more

  • Sacred Politics—Trump, Brexit and Civil Religion

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    During the US elections, President-elect Trump’s comments about Muslims were uniquely inflammatory. He called for a ban on Muslims entering… read more

  • Time for the Anti-Haters to Rise Up

    Rabbi Allen Maller 6 December 2016

    Here’s is the horrific reality of hate crimes in the United States. The FBI reported that hate crimes against Muslims… read more

  • Why Do We Always Compare Everything To Hitler?

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    I keep a list called “Things Like Hitler.” Anytime someone compares something to Hitler, Nazism, or the rise of the… read more

  • Tackling Conflict in a Religiously Diverse World

    Edward Kessler 6 December 2016

    The UK has seen a remarkable increase in the number of people describing themselves as non-religious. They now make up… read more

  • The Trump Delusion

    Andrew Grey 13 July 2016

    Lots of Christians have an issue with Donald Trump. The pastor of a Presbyterian church he attended in Iowa earlier… read more

  • The US ‘Culture Wars’ as We Know Them Might be Over

    Ben Woodfinden 13 December 2015

    Ben Woodfinden considers what the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage will mean for the long fought culture wars of… read more

  • David Cameron

    How Military Adventurism and Suspicion of Islam Have Become Part Of The British Political Landscape

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 23 October 2015

    “The neocon ascendency is total”. These words were written by associate editor of the Spectator Peter Oborne, describing the political… read more

  • 7 Out of 10 People are Sick of Surveys

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 5 May 2015

    “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics” according to Benjamin Disraeli, as quoted by Mark Twain. Disraeli perhaps didn’t have… read more

  • Ukip, the Grand Mufti, and War Crimes

    On Religion Team 5 May 2015

    The Grand Mufti of al-Azhar, Shawki Allam, is one of the most senior Muslim clerics in the world. It is… read more

  • Review: More Perfect Union?

    Dr Jem Bloomfield 16 February 2015

    Dr Jem Bloomfield reviews the Bishop of Buckingham’s work looking at same-sex marriage and the Church. Alan Wilson’s book More… read more

  • EDL

    The Rise of a European Far-Right?

    On Religion Team 4 January 2015

    The latest EU elections led to a rise of far-right parties across the spectrum. We speak to Dr Matthew Feldman… read more

  • Richard Dawkins

    Saudi Arabia, Atheism and the Brotherhood

    On Religion Team 5 July 2014

    Saudi Arabia’s most recent royal edict shines a light on tensions in the Middle-East and has had an impact in… read more

  • David Cameron

    Doing God at Westminster

    On Religion Team 2 July 2014

    The past few months saw increasing discussions about faith by politicians, from talks of Britain being a ‘Christian country’ to… read more

  • A Girl With A Book

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 29 May 2014

    Nick Wood, playwright and author, tours with a new production asking the question—can a Guardian reader really be racist?   “Where… read more

  • Baroness Warsi

    Faith in Politics: Interview with Baroness Warsi

    Laura Jones 30 March 2014

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. Laura Jones spoke to her about her views on… read more

  • Building a Christian Left?

    Andrew Grey 20 February 2014

    The recent renaming of the Christian Socialist Movement offers hope for a resurgence of left wing voices in the Christian… read more