Faith

Britain Is One Of The Least Religious Countries In The World

PA | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

The UK is among the least religious countries in the world, with less than a third of Britons identifying as religious, according to a new poll. In...

Why Its Time to Challenge Our Religious Leaders...

Jonny Freeman | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Rights are continuing to improve across the world, pride festivals are a regular sight across the biggest cities and to most of us, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or plus is OKAY. Yet walk into the church and we still face major problems.

Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Eco-Warriors

Joe Ware | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Climate change is, at its core, an issue of injustice. Those that are least responsible for creating the problem, are the ones who are suffering the most. Livelihoods are being destroyed, people are forced to leave their homes and extreme weather events make widows and orphans.

If John McClane Became a Priest

Adam Hamdy | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Running a marathon in one of the world's hot spots would seem risky to most people, but Doug has a history of undertaking endeavours that would make other people blench.

Sermons: Why Language Matters

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

No-one, said Hirsch in his German sermons and his German writings, should be excluded from European society because of their faith or culture. And no-one should be allowed to abuse their own faith and culture to exclude their own flock from European society.

Us and Them in Nigeria

Ian Linden | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Ian Linden

Solidarities grounded in ethnicity and faith do not always win over other criteria: who might prove less corrupt, who might distribute oil wealth more widely, even to the poor, who might perform the minimal requirement of a functioning state, the provision of security to its citizens?

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

World Hijab Day 2015: Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

When I wore the hijab there was nothing unusual that happened to me and nothing very different that I experienced while going about my day - most of the time I forgot it was there. I realised that it was more of an experience for myself, rather than an experience to judge the reactions of other people towards me.

Will Prayer Power Rid The World Of ISIS And Ebola?

Jake Warren | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

The society has an outreach program and has a unique method of alleviating suffering in the world. They believe through channeling positive prayer energy and storing it in batteries, they can then release it around the world when critically needed.

Atheism: Keeping the Faith

Michael Collier | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

It's not my intention to invert the status quo and start bashing atheists. There's enough bashing going on as it is. What is interesting, writing as someone who doesn't really think of himself as either, is to observe the distinct similarities in each group.

If Only We Knew What Prophet Muhammad Stood For!

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this critical time when some nihilistic criminals misuse the nobility of Islamic faith, it is high time to bring back the spirit of Islamic enlightenment enshrined in those early years of Islam's history.

Why I Hate Religion And You Should Too

Jake Warren | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I choose to my put my faith in humanity, I don't feel the need for a creator to make sense of the world whether he takes an active interest or not. For me the trick is to be content in the not knowing bit, I don't know and I probably never will categorically know...

So Kids, I Lied About Santa, But Jesus Is Real

Sally Fraser | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

It breaks my heart to think that if she finds out Santa is made up then God and Jesus will go with him. I couldn't handle that because my jaded, patchy grown-up's faith is so strengthened by her perfect child-like one. At this time of year I need that more than ever; I honestly don't know how people survive Christmas without Christ.

Lucy Sherriff

Faith Feminism And Fashion: The Christian Women's Magazine Breaking Every Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Faith, feminism and fashion; three words you don't usually hear in the same sentence - and a perception the newly launched bi-annual Magnify magazine ...

LGBT - Let God Be There

Jonny Freeman | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

As a church we can't teach how bad sin is, to love your neighbour as yourself, to live in Jesus' example; then attach 10 asterisks at the bottom of the page with our 'terms and conditions'. I'm sick of feeling part of a faith that, in part, will charitably give with one hand and damage with the other. Its literal hypocrisy, and its nothing like the religion that I believe in...

My Faith Doesn't Dictate My Political Position - It Shapes What I Am Passionate About

Tim Farron | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Politics
Tim Farron

Being a Christian doesn't dictate my political position in the way that you might stereotypically think. I don't believe in a theocracy! I am a liberal in my politics so naturally I'll vote differently from my colleagues in other parties. But it does shape what I get passionate about - housing for those in need, compassion and dignity for those claiming asylum, tackling poverty. What is more, realising that you are part of a religious (and political!) minority tends to heighten my liberal instincts to protect freedom of speech and association, and to defend those on the margins whose worth is undermined, ignored or misunderstood in a rush to appeal to the majority.

Introducing 'Beyond Belief'

Stephen Hull | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

Today The Huffington Post UK launches a unique series of in depth interviews exploring the lives of remarkable Britons whose devout faith has pushed them to go beyond the traditional teachings, and in some cases, take on the very establishment that has helped foster their beliefs.

What I Can Do, I Ought to Do

Meg Munn | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

One of my earliest memories is as a 5 year old singing 'Hark the Harold Angels sing' during Christmas 1964. I sang 'Harold' partly because I'd never heard of a herald, but also because I thought it referred to Harold Wilson. With dad being a local councillor, and mum also politically active, names of political figures were regularly mentioned at home. ..

Guide Gods - Special Needs Salvation

Mik Scarlet | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The show took shape after a meeting with a defrocked Buddhist monk, ironically named Mr Rong, who felt his disability was a direct result of bad karma incurred during a past life. This shocked Ms Cunningham and kick started a search for the truth behind faith and disability.

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

Chris Moos | Posted 20.09.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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.