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Study Finds Rising Religious Hostilities in Europe

Engy Abdelkader | Posted 03.19.2014 | World
Engy Abdelkader

Not only do we have to improve data collection mechanisms and accountability for such crimes, but we must also explore ways to build bridges between communities within our societies to help foster greater mutual understanding among diverse groups.

Fifty Years On -- JFK and C.S. Lewis

S. Brent Plate | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
S. Brent Plate

On the same day that Kennedy was killed, across the Atlantic a Cambridge University professor named C.S. Lewis died after renal failure, just shy of his 65th birthday.

Historic British Cathedral Says It's Not Closing

Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) England’s best-known cathedral and mother church of the 77 million-member worl...

British Church Attendance Stabilizes After Years Of Decline

Posted 05.10.2013 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The number of people attending Sunday services at Britain’s Anglican churches i...

U.K. Equality Laws Trump Personal Religious Beliefs

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 04.08.2013 | Religion

By Trevor Grundy Religion News Service CANTERBURY, England (RNS) The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday (Jan. 15) ruled that equality laws ...

Christianity In Britain Losing Ground To Islam, Secularism

Religion News Service | Trevor Grundy | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) New figures from the 2011 Census show that the number of people who identify as Christians in England and Wales has fallen b...

It's Up to Us to Deliver for Malala

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.15.2012 | Impact
Gordon Brown

Malala's plight has unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of public support. Now all of us must make that support count -- and deliver on the cause she has been fighting for -- her dream of education for every child.

The Truth About J.K. Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy'

T. Sher Singh | Posted 12.11.2012 | Religion
T. Sher Singh

It is an excellent read. More importantly for me, though, it is the kind of book that I have dreamed about having the world's prominent authors write about: with Sikh characters and references, but as a normal, ordinary part of the narrative, not in the form of lectures and essays.

The Striking History Of Britain's Sunday Law

Christopher Lane | Posted 03.11.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

The bill that Parliament approved, greatly affecting British culture for more than 150 years, stemmed almost single-handedly from the actions and concerns of one influential bishop, Beilby Porteus.

U.K. Christians Lose Ground As Unbelief Grows

Posted 01.04.2012 | Religion

By Al Webb Religion News Service LONDON (RNS) Christians in England and Wales are losing ground about as fast as nonbelievers are gaining it, acco...

The Politics Of Islamophobia In Britain

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.24.2011 | Religion
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

"Britons, fortified by a much more active, muscular liberalism, would no longer truckle to politically correct notions of passive tolerance," says the Prime Minister David Cameron.