Religion

Friday, May 10, 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Church 'marking its own homework' with internal abuse reporting

Church 'marking its own homework' with internal abuse reporting

A child protection campaigner has claimed the Pope’s announcement of internally reporting child abuse in the Catholic Church will not help to prevent the crimes.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

LGBT protest at Christian conference for those with ‘same sex temptations’

Campaigners for LGBT rights have held a protest outside a Christian conference offering support for people experiencing "same sex temptations".

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

Priest apologises for public burning of Harry Potter books

A priest in northern Poland has apologised after he led a public burning of the Harry Potter series and other books.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Parkfield Protest

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

Religions united by 'bigotry and intolerance of homosexuality'

The chief executive of the National Secular Society has said it is "bigotry" for parents to protest against their children learning about homosexuality.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Conversion therapy happening 'in our midst', says LGBT+ Christian campaigner

LGBQ+ children 'harmed by gay-conversion therapy'

LGBQ+ children 'harmed by gay-conversion therapy'

Gay people have been forced to have heterosexual sex as part of conversion therapy requested by religious leaders, a Church of England campaign group has claimed.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Theodore McCarrick

Former cardinal defrocked by Pope over historic sex abuse claims

Former cardinal defrocked by Pope over historic sex abuse claims

Former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick has been defrocked by Pope Francis, after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing Confession and sexual crimes against minors and adults.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Friday, February 1, 2019

Al-Hijrah school

Khalid Mahmood on Al-Hijrah school: I'm 'astonished' gender segregation is happening 'in the name of religion'

Khalid Mahmood: Young women 'should not be oppressed' at school

The Labour MP said he was "astonished" that a Birmingham-based Muslim school was not allowing girls to eat lunch until after boys had finished.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

MP calls for prayers in Parliament to be scrapped

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt is calling for the tradition of saying prayers at the beginning of parliamentary business to be abolished.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s ex-Head of Religion

RE lessons should be mandatory to stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

RE lessons stop ‘vacuum of stupidity’, says Channel 4’s former Head of Religion

Channel 4’s former Head of Religion Aaqil Ahmed has said Religious Education lessons are important to stop the “vacuum of stupidity”, after it was revealed that parents are removing their children from the lessons.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Exorcism

Reverend George Pitcher: 'Casting out demons from children sounds highly abusive'

Rev George Pitcher: 'Casting out demons from children sounds highly abusive'

A Reverend has claimed he is "mystified" by new Church of England guidelines which state priests should should call in social workers or police officers before they carry out an exorcism on a child.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Cemetery

Man claims council breached his human rights for blocking border around his father's grave

Man begins High Court fight after council blocks border around father's grave

A Muslim man has begun a High Court fight after complaining that a council breached his human rights by preventing him from building an edge around his father's grave.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a religious belief

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a philosophical belief

Tribunal to take place to decide if veganism is a philosophical belief

A tribunal will take place to decide whether veganism is a philosophical or religious belief during a landmark legal case.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Recorded hate crime increases by 17%

Data released by the Home Office showed a 40% rise in religious hate crime.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Sikh claims man who tried to pull off his turban said 'Muslim go back' during racist attack

Sikh claims man who tried to pull off his turban said 'Muslim go back' during racist attack at Westminster

Sikh claims man who tried to pull off his turban said 'Muslim go back'

The alleged incident took place outside Parliament whilst Ravneet Singh was waiting to meet an MP

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller warns James Whale about curses caused by 'secret societies'

Caller Ken spoke to James Whale and Ash to warn them to look after their health

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

South Asian LGBT 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

South Asian LGBT: 'online sham marriage searches are tip of the iceberg'

Human rights group Karma Nirvana says call numbers from South Asians about LGBT issues are rising

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Evangelical leaders blame LGBT community for Storm Harvey

Despite evidence suggesting the storm was caused by climate change and adverse weather, some are claiming it was a punishment from God

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

Eid: Muslims take part in final rite of the hajj - the stoning of the devil

Eid: Muslims take part in final rite of the hajj - the stoning of the devil

As Eid begins, Muslims take part in the stoning of the devil ritual

The ritual has proved deadly in the past with thousands dying due to stampedes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

George Galloway says Palestinians will rise up and Jerusalem will be uncontrollable in argument over Armageddon

George Galloway says Palestinians will rise up and Jerusalem will be uncontrollable in argument over Armageddon

George Galloway says Palestinians will rise and Jerusalem will be uncontrollable

George Galloway says world authorities should intervene if we want Armageddon to stay away

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

'We are losing our values and terrorists think the West is a vacuous nothing', says rabbi

Controversial author Douglas Murray praised by London rabbi

Controversial author Douglas Murray praised by London rabbi

Rabbi Stuart Altshuler says people feel they’re losing a sense of values and structure and framework

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

George Galloway calls on Muslim community to help identify people being radicalised

George Galloway calls on Muslim community to help identify people being radicalised

George Galloway calls on Muslim community to help identify extremists

George Galloway says he wants Muslims to help make sure no one else straps explosives to their backs

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

'Religion shouldn't be brought into discussions about terrorism', says singer Sean Ryder

Manchester legend Shaun Ryder says Salman Abedi probably had a small manhood

Manchester legend Shaun Ryder says Salman Abedi probably had a small manhood

Musician Shaun Ryder said he was supposed to go to the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester with his family, but didn't because it was a nice day

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Italian court upholds ruling that Sikhs cannot carry religious knives in public

Italian Sikhs banned from carrying religious knives in public

Italian Sikhs banned from carrying religious knives in public

A Sikh man argued that he should have been allowed to carry a kirpan in public, because it is a religious symbol rather than a weapon

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Muslim student banned from re-entering the US to study, despite fighting against extremism

Muslim student banned from re-entering the US, despite fighting against extremism

Student banned from re-entering the US, despite fighting against extremism

After visiting his parents in Pakistan, Muslim student Zia Shah was told he could not travel back to the US to attend his course at the University of Chicago, but was not told why

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Easter egg row: 'This is an attempt to make people feel guilty about not going to church', says National Secular Society

Easter egg row is simply an attempt to make people feel guilty about not going to church, says National Secular Society

Easter egg row: 'This is an attempt to make people feel guilty about religion'

Cadbury and the National Trust have been criticised for promoting an egg hunt without using the word Easter

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury accused of airbrushing faith

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury blasted in Easter Egg row

'Spare a thought for the Easter Bunny' - Cadbury blasted in Easter Egg row

Cadbury has been accused of airbrushing faith because they didn't include the word Easter on some promotional material for an egg hunt

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Headscarf ban: 'This could include trans people not being able to dress as their gender', says Catholic Voices

Headscarf ban could really hurt trans people, says Catholic Voices

Headscarf ban could really hurt trans people, says Catholic Voices

The European Court of Justice has said that employers can instruct all employees to 'dress neutrally' meaning political, philosophical and religious signs would be banned

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Julia Hartley-Brewer fiercely argues with Imam over work headscarf ban

London Imam on work headscarf ban: 'We allow nudists on our streets, so why not headscarves?'

London Imam: 'We allow nudists on our streets, so why not headscarves?'

Ajmal Masroor says it's fine to ask women to cover their heads but not men, as women spend more on hair products

European Court rules employers can ban headscarves, political and religious signs

European Court rules employers can ban headscarves, political and religious garments

European Court says bosses can ban headscarves, political and religious garments

The European Court of Justice has said employers are entitled to ban headscarves if it is based on company rules which require the employees to dress neutrally