Tue, 05 Feb 2019
An MP asked the government 50 times during one day what it is doing to tackle persecution against Christians around the world, it has emerged.
Premier Christian Radio
European and Muslim-majority nations should take the lead in setting up a UN investigation into the detention of up to one million ethnic Uighurs in China, say campaigners.
A former MP has launched a new political party in Poland which will challenge the governing Law and Justice Party's close links with the Catholic Church.
Premier Christian Radio
David Mislin charts the history of rows over Bible reading in US public schools, and says it is unsurprising that the issue is rearing its head again.
Mon, 04 Feb 2019
In Britain, words like extremism and Islamophobia are furiously contested
A woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM).
FGM expert and barrister Dr Charlotte Proudman said it was "almost impossible to detect" as the girls were not in school or old enough to report it.
The government could lose millions in contributions towards capital funding if religious groups convert their schools into academies en-masse.
Children taught at home should be recorded on a compulsory register, England's children's commissioner has said.
Islamist bodies, NGOs and some on the left are seeking to use an upcoming government review to discredit the Prevent progamme
World Hijab Day is held on February 1st, however the case of Dina Torkia proves that even in the West the hijab is hardly a free choice.
The airport said decisions on carrying a kirpan and blades up to 6cm (2.36in) were at managers' discretion.
University speakers should not be banned from campus just because they "offend, shock or disturb" students, the Government's first "safe spaces" guidance says.
Almost one-third in UK see rift, finds survey
Fri, 01 Feb 2019
The world's leading powers have made grave mistakes when dealing with ideological conflicts, playing into the hands of extremists, says Salam Sarhan.
A Charedi education charity is being investigated over potential financial "misconduct and mismanagement", authorities have said.
A mother in Birmingham objected to her child's school hosting a course that tackles homophobia, but shouldn't every community in our society deserve protection, says Fiyaz Mughal
The number of Catholics and Protestants of working age is almost the same for the first time as Northern Ireland's population changes continue.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Germany was within its rights to convict British bishop Richard Williamson of Holocaust denial.
The Roman Catholic Church in Texas on Thursday released the names of almost 300 priests who it said had been credibly accused of child sex abuse over nearly eight decades.
The New York Times
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told a religious television network that God "wanted Donald Trump to become president".
Attorneys for Dominique Ray, convicted of killing a 15-year-old, say the warden refused to allow an imam in the execution chamber instead of a chaplain.
A Pennsylvania district faces a federal lawsuit claiming officials improperly prevented a high school Christians in Action Club from passing out Bibles on school property during the school day.
Thu, 31 Jan 2019
Al-Hijrah school in Birmingham, which was at the centre of a High Court case over gender segregation in 2017, is still segregating boys and girls, according to an Ofsted chief.
Pupils in hundreds of schools are being told that abortions are like the crimes of the Nazis by speakers said to be "peddling junk science".
The Times (£)
A leading figure in the Charedi Jewish community has protested to education secretary Damian Hinds at the "aggressive" attitude of Ofsted inspectors.
Independent school heads warned after Charedi parents refuse to allow inspectors to speak to their children
Heads of independent schools have been warned by the Department for Education that they could be in breach of educational standards if inspectors are unable to speak to pupils.
Postcolonial guilt about Britain's imperial past has held the country back from addressing the deepening persecution of Christians across the world, the foreign secretary has said.
A court in Belfast has heard one woman's traumatic experience of seeking an abortion after receiving a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. Sarah Ewart hopes to secure a formal declaration that Northern Ireland's abortion laws violate the European convention on human rights.
A London fashion designer has apologised to "the Hindu community" after a cleric objected to her use of prints featuring a Hindu goddess.
A debate between Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Dawn Foster on the role of religion in politics.
As the US president offers a sympathetic ear to the religious right, critics see a de facto advisory committee which violates federal law.
Anti-choice US groups say they don't aim to punish women or end birth control. Their work overseas tells a different story.
An Islamist party in Pakistan says it has called on its followers to hold nationwide protests over the weekend against the acquittal of Asia Bibi, who spent eight years on death row after being convicted for blasphemy.
India's prime minister Narendra Modi has been accused of exploiting a religious festival to engage in electioneering.
The Times (£)
Wed, 30 Jan 2019
The education secretary has met with representatives of all major religions in a new push to encourage them to convert their schools into academies.
Pakistan's top court has rejected a challenge to the acquittal of a Christian woman on blasphemy charges.
A councillor in Birmingham who said primary school pupils are too young to be taught about homosexuality has been accused of breaching the code of conduct for endorsing 'homophobic views'.
A bill on female genital mutilation is due before parliament on Friday. A crossbench peer who is trying to amend the existing law has said the MP Christopher Chope, who previously blocked a similar bill, should not stand in its way.
A Church of England school has lost its 'outstanding' Ofsted grade and is now deemed 'inadequate'.
Manchester Evening News
A 12-year-old rape victim in Northern Ireland has been forced to travel to England under police escort for an abortion, MPs have been told.
The BBC has announced it will shine a light on Judaism as part of a year-long series of programmes examining faith in modern Britain across TV, radio and online.
A Church of England primary school in Bristol has doubled its number of places after undergoing a £2million expansion.
North Somerset Times
An investigation into a sermon at a mosque where the Manchester Arena bomber worshipped has found no offences were committed.
Police have arrested a man after a "disturbing" racist video of young Muslim girls in east London was shared on social media.
The New York Times asked people on Twitter to share their experiences of Christian schools after the hashtag #ExposeChristianSchools went viral on social media. The responses were both positive and negative.
The New York Times
MPs are calling for the practice of saying prayers at the beginning of parliamentary business to be abolished.
Vision Christian Radio
Tue, 29 Jan 2019
The BBC is launching a year-long series of programmes examining faith, belief and values in modern Britain.
The House of Lords is to debate an amendment to the Civil Partnerships Bill on Friday that could lead to the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.
Only one in ten babies is baptised into the Church of England, a national breakdown of the C of E's strength has revealed.
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