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The Religious Evangelism of the Easter Bunny

Rod Macfarlane | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Politics
Rod Macfarlane

As we approach the Easter weekend and the most significant time in the Christian calendar, my thoughts have been divided between David Cameron proclaiming to all his Christian faith and the matter of Scots Independence.

The Power of Popular History

Alex Davis | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Davis

Though examples of popular history range from magazines such as History Today right through to the work of the National Trust, it is the film industry that has recently encapsulated the imaginations of thousands of ordinary people.

A Tale of Three Quarters

Julian Bond | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

Yes, Christians and Muslims can and do meet naturally but it doesn't happen as often, or as meaningfully, as we would like. It needs a little push, someone to create opportunities and introduce people to each other, that's where we come in. Where would you start?

Churches Should Be Welcoming - All Year Round

Sarah Lothian | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Sarah Lothian

A vicar has told his congregation that only going to church at Christmas is a 'sham' and seems to suggest visitors should stay away if they don't fully embrace the Christian message.

Church Of England Should Offer Services For Same Sex Relationships

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.11.2013 | UK

Clergy for the Church of England should be able to offer services for same sex relationships, according to a report prepared by the House of Bishops W...

The Cost of Energy: Time for a Whole New Agenda for People and the Planet

Chris Walker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Walker

Last week, EDF became the fifth of the 'Big Six' energy providers to announce an increase in energy costs for consumers this autumn. It's now a regular occurrence that energy price hikes cause anger among UK consumers, followed by stern words from political leaders.

Is I Vow To Thee My Country 'Obscene'?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

The lyrics to Margaret Thatcher's favourite hymn I Vow To Thee My Country could be re-written, because they seem obscene to modern military families, ...

LOOK: This Church Looks Like A Giant Penis From Above

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A brand new Christian Science church in Illinois has been found to bear a strong resemblance to a gigantic penis. The Google Earth image, coupled...

Does the Bible Have a Role to Play in Social Care - In China?

Ben Whitnall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Ben Whitnall

At the conference on the role of Christianity in China, which was sponsored by Bible Society, a government official called on the Church to take care of China's growing number of elderly people. 'It is a big challenge for the authorities and for the Church,' said government spokesman Wang Xinhua.

Are We Going To Run Out Of Room For Bodies?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK

British bodies could soon start piling up, with cemetery experts warning of a looming "crisis." A quarter of cemeteries in England will be full wit...

Is It Time for a New Coalition?

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

On the eve of the Conservative Party Conference a new coalition is emerging. Driven by the injustice of a range of policies - all of which target disabled adults, older people, children and war veterans.

Holy Crap!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK

Spiritual cleansing has got dirty, according to reports. Rather than containing healing properties, most water from "holy" springs in Austria is ap...

Don't 'Love God'? Don't Use Church Community Centres

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK

Girl Guide groups who accept the new "secularist" promise, which does not include a reference to God, should no longer be allowed to use Church premis...

Read The Full Text Of The Bishop Of London's Address

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, paid tribute to Lady Thatcher's "perseverance in struggle and courage". Here is the full text of his addres...

Bishop Of London Dodges Political Debate: 'Lying Here, She Is One Of Us'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

George Osborne wiped away a tear as the Bishop of London addressed Margaret Thatcher's funeral service in St Paul's on Wednesday morning. The Right...

Depression in the Elderly - In Search of a Secular Church

Hannah Gal | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

We are social beings and interacting with others is crucial to our functioning and mental health. The loss of active family connections and any sense of community, inevitably lead to depression so the question is how do we bring socialisng back into these people's lives and can a sense of community actually be established?

Easter Break from 'Rubies in the Rubble'

Jenny Dawson | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Dawson

Easter is celebrated like Christmas in our family. A rigid, clockwork routine year in, year out starting with the family breakfast, invasion of cousins, the Easter egg hunt (by mum - a notorious expert hider) and church.

Felicity A Morse

What Would Jesus Tweet?

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK

As the number of people identifying themselves as Christian goes into steep decline, there is one place where religious debate is booming: online. ...

Pope Francis Brings Much-Needed Hope for Change in the Catholic Church

Calum Miller | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Calum Miller

I, for one, am quite excited about the new Pope. It is easy to raise questions about his age - he is only 10 years younger than Ratzinger - but there are signs that there is something to like for everyone. For one, he marks the end of a long period of European dominance: it is sometimes hard to remember that half of the early Popes were from the Middle East and Africa.

Pope Stumbles On First Day!

Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Call it first day nerves, but the Pope stumbled into his new roll in near dramatic fashion. As he got off his elaborate seat after the beginning of...

Pope Stumbles On First Day!

Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Call it first day nerves, but the Pope stumbled into his new roll in near dramatic fashion. As he got off his elaborate seat at the beginning of th...

Jessica Elgot

A Recession-Proof Career?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

It's a steady career, with job security, intellectual stimulation, leadership opportunities and a heavenly retirement plan, which could be the reason ...

The Inmate of Rome

Will Bordell | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

It's a relief to be able to call him Joseph.  And it will be a relief once he's treated just like any other Joseph.  It's been said before and it will be said again: there's a Ratzinger-sized space in Rome's nearest prison cell just waiting to be filled.  The former Bishop of Rome should soon become the Inmate of Rome.

Should Rape Defendants Be Anonymous?

Sarah Lothian | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

So why should rape and sexual assault be treated differently? Either we have faith in our justice system, or we don't... By protecting defendants, what are we saying about our confidence in the evidence presented - which includes the reliability of the witnesses involved?

'I Have Felt, Almost Physically, The Strength Of Your Prayers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI said he had felt "almost physically" strengthened by the love and p...