UK Christian

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

Mehdi Hasan

'I Get A Lot Of My Anger At Injustice From My Faith'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

"I guess I get a lot of my anger at injustice from my faith." Tim Farron cradles a mug of tea in his hands, as we sit in his parliamentary office ...

Christian To Sue Over Sunday Shifts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Christian care worker who lost her job after refusing to work on Sundays is heading back to court this week. Celestina Mba, 58, lost a previous c...

Changing Perceptions of Christian-Muslim Marriage

Julian Bond | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

As greater numbers of couples intermarry between faiths (and between ethnicities), what can Christians and Muslims do to ease tensions when 'two faiths meet'?

Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Stance Could Be Seen As 'Wicked'

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that his stance against gay marriage could be seen as "wicked". While the Most Rev Justin Welby said he would...

Christian Domestic Discipline: Spanking in the Name of the Lord

Planet Ivy | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Ever thought a marriage set strictly within the boundaries of Christian scripture sounded a bit dry? Think again. Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) is the practice of ensuring a Christian relationship is being conducted exactly the way God demands in the scripture...

A Multicultural Saint

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

This picture of St George is clearly not as simple and straightforward as far-right groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) and its offshoots would like to make out when they march up and down waving the Cross of St George.

Mosque-Busters and Mega-Masjids

Julian Bond | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Bond

I have been in many masjids around the country, in some of them very little other than prayer goes on. In many there is an attached community centre with community projects. I wonder how many mosque-haters have been inside a mosque?

Islam - Friend or Foe?

Julian Bond | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

The title of this article isn't a new question, but, even after Islam Awareness Week last week and the launch of statistics about Islamophobia and att...

Christians 'Should Be Free To Wear Religious Symbols'

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Christians should be able to wear the symbols of their religion without being discriminated against, the Archbishop of York has said. Reacting to t...

Europe Rules In Favour Of BA Worker Sacked For Wearing Cross

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

British Airways employee Nadia Eweida, who claimed she suffered religious discrimination at work because she was asked to remove her cross, has won a ...

When Two Faiths Meet

Julian Bond | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

The difficulties and uncertainties felt by religious communities when their members form loving relationships across religious and cultural differences can weigh heavily on couples and families.

Britain's First Atheist Church Holds Sunday Assemby

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Britain's first atheist church held its inaugural meeting on Sunday, gathering at a former church in North London to sing songs and celebrate life - j...

Why as a Muslim I Celebrate Christmas

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shamim Chowdhury

My enthusiasm is in no way hampered by the fact that I am Muslim, for I do not believe that by choosing to partake in a national festival, I am in any way compromising my personal beliefs. And I am not alone in this opinion. All across the land, posters for halal turkeys in butchers' shops in Muslim-populated areas such as Southall, Leicester and Birmingham stand testament to the significance Muslims place on this day.

Faith Talks, Reason Walks

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

It would be fantastic to see Catholic bishops, Muslim clerics, Buddhist monks, and radical atheists, in addition to representatives from every other strand of faith or belief in Britain given places in the House of Lords.

No Such Thing as a Non-Believer

Felicity A Morse | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity A Morse

No one's religious anymore. Not anyone with any sense. Religion incites hatred, starts wars, and vilifies anyone who challenges its narrow-minded views. Believing in a big bearded man in the sky is stupid. I can say and do what I want because when I die I'm either going to be burnt or rot in the ground. That's it.

Christian B&B Was Right Not to Give a Gay Couple a Double Bed

Mike Judge | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Judge

I back Susanne Wilkinson, the Christian who runs a B&B from her family home in Berkshire. She believes in the importance of marriage and so she doesn't want to give double beds to unmarried couples. She's trying to be true to her beliefs.

Can You Know so Little About a Person, and Still be so Inspired?...Strive Masiyiwa

Adeolu Adesanya | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Adeolu Adesanya

I just got to know of this humble man called Strive Masiwaya. I had heard of him before, many times even, but never took time to find out slight details about him.

What's in a Name?

Simon Blake | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Politics
Simon Blake

Ultimately, the other thing missing from the debate is that if all of us can agree that preventing abortions when possible is a laudable aim then good quality sex and relationships education as defined by the Sex Education Forum and access to contraceptive services that provide choice are absolutely vital.

Christian Worker Demoted After Anti-Gay Marriage Facebook Post

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK

A Christian who was demoted after posting his opposition to gay marriages on Facebook has taken his employer to court. Adrian Smith lost his manage...

As a friend, Britain Should Warn Indonesia That Its Pluralism Is in Peril

Benedict Rogers | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

It is right to invite President Yudhoyono to Britain, it is right to seek to deepen our friendship, and it is right to applaud Indonesia's achievements. But in a spirit of friendship, David Cameron and the British Government should not shy away from addressing the challenges as well as lauding the accomplishments.

We Need an Abortion Policy Based on the Facts, Not Personal Opinion

Charlotte Dunlavey | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Charlotte Dunlavey

This is a government which is supporting, for apparently no justifiable medical reason, an erosion of women's choices when it comes to how and when we have children.

'Being Gay Is Not A Mental Disorder And Cannot Be Cured'

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 02.10.2012 | UK

The largest association of psychotherapists in the UK has sent a letter to all of its 30,000 members, telling them that being gay is not a mental diso...

One Winning Battle in Lebanon

Randa Saab Smith | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK
Randa Saab Smith

When some parts of the Middle East are busy fighting on religious, political or ethnic grounds, humanitarian and charity organisations keep themselves busy with improving the quality of life for millions of deprived and disadvantaged persons. The poor, the disabled, the traumatised and the war victims in millions have been the main concern of thousands of local and international charity organisations.

Christian Doctor Accuses Watchdog Of 'Persecution' Over Alleged Breach Of Medical Rules

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

A doctor accused medical watchdogs of persecuting Christians as he denied trying to convert a patient to his religion on Wednesday. Committed Chris...