Tue, 25 Jun 2019
Campaigners have slammed "homophobic" leaflets encouraging parents to remove primary school children from relationship lessons.
The only two men in Northern Ireland to seek pardons for abolished gay sex offences have failed in their bids to have their convictions quashed.
A Catholic high school in the US city of Indiana has said it is sacking an openly gay teacher to avoid "forfeiting our Catholic identity".
A court ruling that a woman with learning disabilities must have an abortion against her wishes has been overturned on appeal.
Almost half of the Conservative Party's rank-and-file members would prefer not to have a Muslim as the country's Prime Minister, according to a new poll.
Apple's App Store is hosting an app linked to the Muslim Brotherhood despite experts' concerns that it is a tool for radicalisation.
The Times (£)
Mon, 24 Jun 2019
A magistrate who was sacked because of his religious-based opposition to same-sex couples adopting children has lost his legal battle to challenge his sacking.
Watchdog launches inquiry into GP who "involves his Christian faith" in patient consultations – NSS quoted
A GP who allegedly involves his Christian faith in consultations with his patients is under investigation by the medical watchdog.
A former bishop who was jailed for a string of sexual offences against teenagers and young men has died.
Conservative leadership contender Jeremy Hunt has stood up for Birmingham schools facing protests over equality teaching, pledging to 'defend their right' to talk about LGBT families to young children.
Tory leadership favourite Boris Johnson has voiced his opinion on the row over LGBT equality teaching in Birmingham.
An Asda employee at one of its stores in West Yorkshire has been sacked after he shared a Billy Connolly post about religion on social media.
GPs will be consulted on whether the Royal College of General Practitioners should change its position on assisted dying, which it currently opposes.
A petition has been launched after a mum was told she couldn't have emergency contraception because it went against the beliefs of the only pharmacist working that Sunday.
Ed Husain says the desperate search for victimhood is not only wrong on its own terms, but prevents all of us from rejoicing in the liberties that surround us.
The Telegraph (£)
The opposition candidate in the replay of Istanbul's mayoral election was heading for a comfortable victory on Sunday, dealing a blow to the ruling party of Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.
Fri, 21 Jun 2019
Birmingham Archdiocese let children be abused and harboured paedophile priests 'to protect its own reputation'
"The Archdiocese of Birmingham "repeatedly failed" to alert police to allegations against its clergy and in doing so let perpetrators carry on abusing victims for years."
Cardinal Vincent Nichols criticised for inadequate response to abuse claims
Barry Duke discusses the case of Richard Page, the former magistrate, who this week lost his appeal against his dismissal for his comments on same-sex adoption.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that a monument in the form of a large cross can remain on public land, saying that the monument does not constitute government endorsement of religion.
Victims' rights attorneys filed the first of what they promise will be a series of lawsuits against the Church of Scientology on behalf of defectors who say they suffered a range of exploitation and abuse.
Alexandra Stein examines the tactics used by cults and the reasons why it is difficult to prosecute cult leaders for abuse.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has announced that it will no longer recognize a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refuses to fire a teacher who is in a same-sex marriage.
US Christian group condemns Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's story as 'making satanism appear normal' – but petition wrong company
Thu, 20 Jun 2019
A Family Court magistrate who opposed gay couples adopting children has lost a legal appeal against the decision to sack him.
The number of situations where the Church of England dealt with "concerns and allegations" about abuse rose by 50% between 2015 and 2017, figures show.
Senior clergy in the Blackburn Diocese have written a joint letter to Christian faith leaders urging them to ensure 'local churches are places where children and vulnerable adults are entirely safe' from sexual abuse.
Tory leadership candidates are considering boycotting the BBC's next televised debate after it failed to effectively vet an imam who had previously made allegedly antisemitic comments.
'Practise what you preach!' Sajid Javid lashes out at Imam who berated Tory leader hopefuls over Islamophobia
Sajid Javid today laid into an Imam who berated Tory leader hopefuls over Islamophobia - after vile anti-Jewish tweets surfaced.
"President Trump will overcome every strategy from hell and every strategy from the enemy," declared Paula White-Cain, the president's increasingly visible spiritual adviser.
Maryam Namazie explains why she believes the adoption of any definition of 'Islamophobia' is a triumph for fundamentalists – and has nothing to do with combatting racism.
Wed, 19 Jun 2019
A mum was told she couldn't have emergency contraception because it went against the beliefs of the only pharmacist working that Sunday.
Sajid Javid last night appeared to bounce all the Tory leadership candidates into signing up to an investigation into Islamophobia in the party.
Stephen Daisley highlights concerns over the anti-Semitic tweets of BBC Islamophobia questioner.
The number of pupils in the county taking religious studies GCSE has dropped by more than three quarters in just two years.
Northampton Chronicle & Echo
Pope Francis' visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families last August saw a spike in allegations of clerical abuse, the Catholic Church's safeguarding watchdog has revealed.
"A row of boys lying on newsprint-covered tables howl in pain and grit their teeth as part of "circumcision season" in the Philippines, when thousands of youngsters suffer through the procedure en masse."
Perkins, an evangelical pastor who has close ties with the Trump administration, was named as chair of the federal government body, which makes policy recommendations and polices 'religious freedom' internationally.
Saudi Arabia has rendered toothless the once-feared religious police amid a liberalisation drive, but a planned "public decency" law is stoking controversy with some fearing a revival of morality policing.
A man who had to wait for 23 years for a kidney transplant has won changes to Islamic guidance to allow organ donation in the UK.
Tue, 18 Jun 2019
Llanelli MP Nia Griffith told BBC Wales she did not "want to see any child excluded from those lessons".
Plans for a new state-aided Jewish primary in Borehamwood have stalled after the government turned down its application for capital funding.
Steiner Academy Bristol has been taken over by a Hindu trust.
"A couple of weeks ago Twitter was alight with rightful disgust and despair as the US rolled back reproductive rights in several states."
They are Holy Cross Girls, Holy Cross Boys, Mercy, Sacred Heart and Our Lady's, and serve close to 1,400 pupils.
Cambridge Union has been criticised for hosting an event which saw an audience laugh at comments about "Jewish people" made by Malaysia's prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad.
A Canadian province has passed legislation that would bar civil servants in positions of "authority" from wearing religious symbols at work.
Six people who have been vocal about Bill 21 and its impact spoke to the BBC.
The Supreme Court announced Monday it would not decide, for now, whether a Christian couple from Oregon had a constitutional right to defy that state's civil rights law and refuse to make a wedding cake for the marriage of two women.
Los Angeles Times
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