• Articles

  • 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

  • Karen Armstrong: An Accidental Expert

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 6 December 2016

    It’s rare to have an opportunity to meet your heroes, and even rarer to have an opportunity to interview them.… read more

  • The Changing Nature of Faith in Britain

    Alex Klaushofer 29 July 2016

    Mainstream thinking about religion in Britain is in a curious place. On one side are the atheists, loudly proclaiming that… read more

  • Faith and Feminism Can Make Strange Bedfellows

    Niamh Middleton 12 February 2016

    As someone who was once an atheistic feminist but became something of a ‘born-again’ Christian in middle age, I now… read more

  • Religion Can Be Rational

    Daniel Ansted 2 September 2015

    Daniel Ansted considers whether religion can be rational. Almost everyone has a metaphysical system– a preformed understanding of how the… read more

  • The Most Beautiful Religious Sites in Wales

    Dr Kate Roberts 20 August 2015

    With more than 600,000 people visiting Wales’s religious sites each year, it would appear the concept of ‘faith tourism’ in… read more

  • Astronomy and Theism are Not Incompatible

    Huma Munir 5 May 2015

    Huma Munir discusses the life lessons we can learn from contemplating the universe… In 1990, spacecraft Voyager 1 took one… read more

  • The Last Gnostics

    Christopher De Bie 5 May 2015

    Chris De Bie explores the religion and history of an ancient, and largely forgotten, faith. This summer, the plight of… read more

  • Religious experiences – evidence of God’s existence?

    Waqar Ahmedi 28 April 2015

    What do a British journalist, a 19th century Russian novelist and an Arab orphan 1,400 years ago have in common?… read more

  • A Short History of Interfaith in the UK

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 16 February 2015

    The last fifteen years have seen a burgeoning of interfaith organisations – Abdul-Azim Ahmed traces the roots of the movement… read more

  • iPhone and Rosary

    Religion – There’s An App For That

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 9 November 2014

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed on how smartphones are changing the way people worship. ‘Please turn your phone off. God might be calling… read more

  • What Zombies Tell Us About Religion and Faith

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 26 October 2014

    Zombies are the most popular monster of the modern era because they address perennial questions of religion. ‘There’s no more… read more

  • Editorial – Conflict, Croissants and Communication

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 17 October 2014

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed on what to expect from Issue 8 of On Religion… Iraq and Ukraine Religion has dominated the headlines… 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

  • The myth of a Sunni-Shia war

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 17 June 2014

    The narrative of a Sunni-Shia war is so prevalent it is now accepted without challenge – but Abdul-Azim Ahmed argues… read more

  • Don’t let your goodwill be abused

    Karen Willows 18 May 2014

    Debate on whether Britain is a Christian country hides a much more practical debate, argues Karen Willows. “I believe we… read more

  • AC Grayling

    The Fifth Horseman of New Atheism?

    Abdul-Azim Ahmed 1 May 2013

    A.C Grayling proudly announces himself as fifth of the ‘Horsemen of New Atheism’ with his latest book, ‘The God Argument’.… read more

  • JustinWelby

    Faith in Conflict

    Andy Trenier 1 May 2013

    Andy Trenier reviews the Archbishop of Canterbury’s conference on dialogue and conflict. In his book ‘Great Hatred, Little Room: Making… read more

  • empty church

    Where is the faith?

    Helen Traill 1 May 2013

    Is religion becoming toxic in contemporary Britain? Is the Christian tradition becoming obsolete in British society? The rise of humanist… read more