UK God

The Life And Death Divide Which Shames Our Nation

Bishop Paul Bayes | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Bishop Paul Bayes

Once again I must ask our Government to sit up and listen. We have, in Liverpool and across the northern region, talented and gifted politicians who care about creating better conditions for all. They must be given the resources to do so.

Talking To Children About God

Katie Lodge | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

My son has been asking questions about God since he was four. It started during his most acute "but-why" phase. At his Catholic school in France - chosen more for its bilingual dimension than for its religious one - he heard many a biblical story cross-legged on the carpet.

Where Is God In Manchester?

James Dwyer | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
James Dwyer

The city of of Manchester is reeling. Broken. Bleeding. Hurting. Weeping. Grieving. Asking why. Why us? Why our children? And amongst the brutality,...

Celebrating The Man Without Whom Easter Just Wouldn't Be Easter

Paul Marshall | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

He was put on this Earth to inspire, influence, spread happiness and bring joy to the masses. People flocked to witness the miracles he created. Oft...

A Drunk Conversation On Atheism

Kylie Barton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK
Kylie Barton

Religion still has far too much prominence in the world today. It is the underpinning narrative of most major news stories and world events. It permea...

Stop Defending God's Gender - They Don't Need One

Ellie Backhouse | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Ellie Backhouse

The latest efforts of some sections of the media to brand Oxford University a haven of over-zealous liberalism has forced Wycliffe Hall - a theologica...

Oxford University College Denies Claims It Told Students To Stop Referring To God As 'He'

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford University theological college has denied claims it asks students to refer to God using gender neutral pronouns in an attempt to tackle gend...

Child Migrants, The Vulnerable And The Voiceless

Pope Francis | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK
Pope Francis

On the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families.

What God Might Tell Theresa May About Brexit

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Comedy

1) Thou shalt have no other referendums on Brexit. I am the referendum thy Brexit, who brought you out of the land of Europe, out of the house of bon...

The Qur'an: A Handbook for the Disabled Community

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In recent years, Qur'an, the holy book for Muslims, has come under increased scrutiny due to the widespread of Islamophobia and the growing threat of terrorism by certain extremist groups. It is considered by many as a book of hatred, anti-feminism, or even a 'manual' for terrorists. Some even went as far as planning to burn the book that is regarded as containing 'the words of God' by at least one billion people worldwide.

Does God Hate Sex?

Rae Duke | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

Religion and sex, avocados and toast, Kanye and Kim... matches made in heaven (excuse the pun) right? In some ways of course, the words 'religion' and 'sex' are often seen together, bandied about with phrases like "steer clear", "not with them", "can't use that" and "after marriage" attached.

Man Tries To Sue God For Being Mean To Him

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

An Israeli man has applied to the country’s courts for a restraining order against God. In a report by Walla News, the unnamed man is said to have p...

The Secret Life of a Vicar's Daughter: #The10Amendments

Chloe Cox | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chloe Cox

I'm Chloe, 18, and the daughter of a vicar. I thought I was used to the questions people asked me when I was a kid, but now I'm at Uni I have to explain everything all over again. So to save repeating myself, here's what you need to know...

'Visit My Mosque' Can Play an Ingenious Role in Paving the Way for Muslim Civic Participation

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Visit My Mosque (VMM) day has generated some considerable interest in the mainstream media with regards to Muslims in the UK who are, by now, used to ...

God Told Ted Cruz To Run For The White House

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

Ted Cruz, who won the Republican Iowa caucuses on Monday, decided to run for president after “six months” of prayer, culminating in a two-hour ses...

Fifteen Things I Learnt in 2015

Anais Mutumba | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anais Mutumba

2015 was probably one of the worst years of my life. I know, a bit of a depressing start to this blog plost. The thing about 2015 is despite the many valleys and storms, there was just something so beautiful and amazing about it.

Presidential Candidate Says Paris Massacre Just 'Part Of God's Plan'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics

A Republican Presidential candidate recently moved to comfort families of the victims of the Paris attacks by calling their pointless massacre part of...

Is There a God?

Tim van der Vliet | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK
Tim van der Vliet

About 7 years ago I started I started opening up to what was really important to me and I became interested in life questions like: what does really matter to me? Is there more than what we can perceive with our five senses? What is my goal in life? And of course: is there a God?

Miracle Cures and Playing God - Because Somebody has to.

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Paul Beaumont

In reality, Christians merely make excuses for God's inactivity. The truth is that God is no longer in the miracle business, and nor was he ever, in all probability.

On Death and Nature

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

ife and death are the great pretenders, the illusionists who compel us to make sense of the hand we have been dealt with and even that is the luck of the draw (or karma, for some). Every day we are challenged and struggle to make sense of our world but that doesn't mean we have to give in to fear, worse yet, to a fear of ourselves.

Why Does God Kill Babies? To 'Stop The Next Hitler'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK

Why does God allow babies to die? It’s a tricky question for the religious to vault. Atheist Stephen Fry summed up the sentiment a recent interview ...

The Unfolding Self

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

We Brits are probably the best in the world at talking about the weather because we so hope the sun will finally break through the clouds and when it does, we are literally over the moon with happiness.

How Faith Survives the Crushing Weight of Rationality

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

As I write this, people in Nepal are pulling out the broken bodies of their loved ones from the pulverised remains of their buildings, amongst the stench of death in the aftermath of a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake.

Searching for the unicorn: where to look for happiness

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

How therefore can the process of finding happiness be termed as 'simple'? Once we get over the first step of taking responsibility for our lives on our terms - which is the hardest part of self-discovery and which takes real courage- the rest is easy.

Terminally Ill Clive James Says 'God Has No Leg To Stand On'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK

There will be no deathbed conversion for Clive James. The author and poet, who is terminally ill with emphysema and leukemia, gave an extraordinary in...