Religion

Why I’m keeping my church open in lockdown

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Why I’m keeping my church open

How to find hope in a year filled with despair

19 December 2020 9:00 am

Finding hope in a year like no other

A romcom with very little com: BBC1’s Black Narcissus reviewed

19 December 2020 9:00 am

In Black Narcissus, based on the novel by Rumer Godden, five nuns set off for a remote Himalayan palace in…

The anxieties that long ago shadowed Christmas are back

19 December 2020 9:00 am

The anxieties that long ago shadowed Christmas are back

The importance of giving offence

12 December 2020 9:00 am

As dons at Cambridge vote on a new protocol on constraints to free speech, we mark this month the 500th…

The infantilism of Advent calendars for grown-ups

28 November 2020 9:00 am

Anything goes with Advent calendars

Spectacular and mind-expanding: Tantra at the British Museum reviewed

3 October 2020 9:00 am

A great temple of the goddess Tara can be found at Tarapith in West Bengal. But her true abode, in…

How the Catholic church betrayed the dying

1 August 2020 9:00 am

Of all the sad and surreal things to happen in the past few months, the Catholic church’s decision to abandon…

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The woke war on religion

27 July 2020 10:30 pm

Though you wouldn’t know it from most American media outlets, the phenomenon of vandalizing and burning religious sites which is…

There is no justification for turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

18 July 2020 9:00 am

It’s a mistake to turn Hagia Sophia back into a mosque

My fears for the future of my church have been realised

18 July 2020 9:00 am

The only memorable argument I have ever heard in that tedious debate about whether Shakespeare was a Catholic came from…

Why can’t Britain’s foreign aid be used to help Christians too?

27 June 2020 9:00 am

How should the money we send abroad be spent?

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Black Lives Matter is a state-backed religion

26 June 2020 5:15 am

‘Protest’ often feels inadequate as a characterization for the public exhibitions that have erupted nationwide over the past several weeks.…

This could have been a great opportunity for the Church

20 June 2020 9:00 am

During these months of inertia, I confess to having on occasion made illicit trips to churches in the English countryside.…

Hate legislation is blasphemy law by another name

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Hate legislation is blasphemy law by another name

Superbly convincing: Unorthodox reviewed

2 May 2020 9:00 am

When I lived briefly in Stamford Hill I was mesmerised by the huge fur hats (shtreimel) worn by the local…

Letters: The joy of balconies

25 April 2020 9:00 am

The closing of churches Sir: Stephen Hazell-Smith is quite right in writing that churches should re-open (Letters, 18 April), however…

Letters: The ban on public worship has enabled more of us to experience spiritual riches

18 April 2020 9:00 am

Divine works Sir: Luke Coppen writes that livestreamed services ‘lack the vital communal dimension of worship’ and ‘are, at times,…

Why I joined the Jehovah’s Witnesses

18 April 2020 9:00 am

The toad who lives at the bottom of the garden in the pile of bricks beneath the potting table was…

Will Coronavirus hasten the demise of religion - or herald its revival?

11 April 2020 9:00 am

Whenever Christianity seems all but exhausted, it bursts into life once more

Jonathan Sacks: Joy is the Jewish way of defeating hate

14 March 2020 9:00 am

Last Monday night and Tuesday were our Jewish festival of Purim, when we recall the events described in the Book…

‘A perfect knight’: Remembering Roger Scruton

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Daniel Hannan Roger Scruton changed the course of my life. He addressed my school’s philosophy society when I was 16,…

Why I changed my mind about Catholicism

21 December 2019 9:00 am

I grew up in a traditional English family, surrounded by cousins, chivvied by aunts, presided over by my grandmother, who…

‘I was a tortured, obviously brilliant child’: James Ellroy interviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

James Ellroy is occasionally quoted as saying he’s the greatest American crime novelist ever. The man sometimes called the ‘demon…

When atheists stole the moral high ground

9 November 2019 9:00 am

In 1585, Jacques du Perron presented to the court of the French king Henry III, as a kind of after-dinner…