Faith

'Gender Segregation Is Discrimination' - So Why Does the EHRC Allow for Exemptions?

Chris Moos | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Chris Moos

Equality is a human right that cannot be 'exempted away' - especially when this means providing cover for the multi-faithist ideology of a political class that is so much about faith and so little about basic human rights, including the right to practice one's religion without being subject to gender discrimination.

Mehdi Hasan

'Neil Kinnock Had Far More Qualities Than Ed Miliband As A Leader'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics

Charles Clarke is running late for our interview. "I'll be there in three minutes," reads his text to me. Eight years after being sacked from ...

Why We Need to Be Brave

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

I believe that all of us have an inner voice that tries to guide us through life. I believe that this voice wants the best for us and tries to steer us toward happiness, contentment and love. I think many people have a sense of this 'voice' but often refer to it simply as their 'gut instinct'.

Christians Know That We Don't Live in a Christian Society

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

As a Christian I am always pleased when someone comes out of the closet and admits that they are a Christian, but it was with very mixed feelings that I read David Cameron's admission of faith. He seems rather muddled about what Christianity means and there are reasons to think that his declaration has a rather different motive.

Lessons Within Nature

Jide Rotilu | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK
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Jide Rotilu

A gamut of life lessons are embedded within nature. What we as mortal flesh take for granted has the secrets to most of life's challenges. My inspiration and focus of this topic is from a garden, a nice beautiful garden.

Being Called a 'Fundamentalist Secularist' Is an Insult I Would Welcome

George Gillett | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gillett

It is this debate that secularists, both religious and otherwise, are fighting for. The movement doesn't aim to destroy or dismantle religion, but to create a society where no one group is granted special privilege or power. A society which ensures that all beliefs are protected and welcomed equally. But this debate can only be had once you stop using "secularism" as a slur.

Mehdi Hasan

'This Is Personal To Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics

"There is no doubt that the word 'sharia' carries huge challenges in relation to public relations," declares the UK's most senior Muslim minister, Bar...

Has Our Generation Lost Faith?

VV Brown | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
VV Brown

Has our generation lost the conviction too question what we stand for anymore ? Do we even believe in anything that has merit, and when I say merit, I mean a strong conviction, that robs us away from that awful saturated celebrity fat...

Interview: Trista Hendren, Feminist Activist and Author, on Her New Book 'Mother Earth'

Ruth Jacobs | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK
Ruth Jacobs

Trista Hendren is a feminist activist who co-founded Rapebook, a Facebook page set up to campaign against rape humor and other abusive content on Facebook.

If It Heals You Does It Need to Be Measured?

Tony Lobl | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

In similar vein, stories of a health dividend from a "divine connection" - often called prayer - are slowly but surely being woven into the growing debate about the importance of life's immeasurables.

Faith-Healing Couple Jailed For Second Child's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing were sent to jail Wednesday for causing the death of their young, sick child by refusing to take hi...

The Promise of Placebos - and the Promise Beyond?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Tony Lobl

"The placebo effect is real, quantifiable and in fact you're doing quite well with an active therapy if you can get as good a response as the placebo response," said Professor Jon Stoessl, director of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre at the University of British Columbia.

Spiritualise Your Resolutions in 2014 - Seven Spiritual New Year Resolution Solutions

Alice Grist | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Here are my seven spiritual resolution solutions that will help transform your life in powerful ways, without doing anything other than changing how you think, having some faith and being open to change that comes naturally and as if by magic.

Peace and Reconciliation - A Legacy of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Sajda Khan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sajda Khan

The world mourns the loss of one the world's most revered statesman. Eulogies at his memorial service reminisce over his noble characteristics, wish him a peaceful repose and beckon humanity to embrace his legacy...

Time for Mosques to Go Green

Nadeem Javaid | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK
Nadeem Javaid

With storms like Typhoon Haiyan becoming a scarily more frequent occurrence, we need a truly global movement of people from all backgrounds and walks of life who are wide awake to the reality of climate change. Mosques in the UK and further afield in Europe are getting ready to Green Up! and do their bit to reduce their carbon footprints.

Faith? Please Cure Us of This Myth

Mik Scarlet | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

One Sunday one of our merry band was having his regular bedside Mass with his priest and his Mum, when the priest asked us all to join with them. When we all refused the way the priest replied to us has stuck with me throughout my life. "Well if you don't believe then you deserve to be sick. God is punishing you all for your lack of faith".

Should Four-Year-Olds Be Taught About Religion?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The Religious Education Council for England and Wales, which represents around 60 faith groups, has called for children as young a four to learn about...

Are Religious People Mad?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK

Are the religious mad? Unsurprisingly, the Archbishop of Canterbury thinks not, having warned against negatively labelling those with faith and highli...

Interfaith Within Students' Unions

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Faith based societies at Universities have huge potential with their increasing number of members yet we have seen few actively engage with their students' unions... It is important to demonstrate to these societies that the union offers a lot more than generic advice and can help empower them and their members by bringing the different societies onto one platform and opening up channels of communications between them.

The Fight About Faith Schools Isn't Really About Faith School at All

Elizabeth Oldfield | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK
Elizabeth Oldfield

Those who advocate faith schools draws on that which demonstrates good academic results, while on the other side of the debate faith school critics point to another set of research to back up claims they exacerbate social division. Both sides, entrenched in their positions, are over claiming.

Lucy Sherriff

Protest Planned Over Ban On Muslim Students Wearing Veils At Birmingham College

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Following the decision by a college to ban Muslim students from wearing veils, students, leaders and politicians alike are campaigning to have the co...

Girls Need Guiding More Than Ever, Don't Allow Your Leaders To Push Them Away

Michelle Beckett | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Beckett

The sense of pride, belonging and self esteem I felt for the first time in my life aged seven that wet winter evening will never leave me. I was about to make my promise to you, the Girlguiding movement.

Faith in the Media: How Do We Improve Reporting on Religion and Belief?

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK
Stephen Shashoua

It is the individuals who make the culture of the newsroom. With the news of Mishal Husain's appointment to the Today programme, we have an opportunity for the public to be informed by someone who seemingly understands the nuances of religion and community.

Public Trust Is Precious - And Only Earned Over Time

Javed Khan | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Politics
Javed Khan

Handing over the keys to some of our most precious public services isn't something that should be done lightly, particularly when public trust is at stake. As a head of a country wide charity that deals with more than a million people each year, I'm acutely aware of the fragility of trust when delivering public services.

A Hug's Message to Tragedy: "Move On!"

Tony Lobl | Posted 23.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

Widow Debbie Dorling's husband was tragically killed by an HGV driver when both crossed red lights at an intersection. Instead of baying for justice when he walked free from court on Tuesday she wholeheartedly embraced the driver and forgave him.