Posts tagged with ‘Christianity’

Freedom of religion not freedom to impose

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Last week saw two legal rulings relevant to the religion versus secularism debate. The more widely reported one was the case of prayers being held at the start of council meetings in Bideford, Devon. The verdict was that councils can not hold prayers as part of their formal business because they only have the power […]

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We shouldn’t pay for Pope’s visit

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

I haven’t quite got round to writing a piece on why I don’t agree with the Pope’s visit to the UK, which begins tomorrow. However, a letter in today’s Guardian quite succinctly makes many of the points I wanted to. I’m quite happy for the leader of any religion to visit this country, given our […]

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Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day?

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, on which people honour their mothers, often giving gifts and cards. However, unlike the American Mother’s Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday in May and is a 20th century invention, Mothering Sunday has much earlier origins as a date in the Church calendar, when people returned […]

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The Da Vinci Code, fiction and free speech

Saturday, 13 May 2006

The release of the film version of The Da Vinci code has seen widespread condemnation by religious groups, in particular the Roman Catholic Church. The Church has set up The Da Vinci Code Response Group, which has condemned The Da Vinci Code as “fiction trading as fact”. There is also the news that one Christian […]

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