Mosque in Birmingham

Six schools in 'Islamist takeover plot' face special measures

One-Minute Read Sun 20 Apr, AT 11:15

Birmingham schools could have their leadership removed or even be closed

Old Bailey

Is Sharia law creating a 'parallel UK legal system'?

Briefing Wed 26 Mar, AT 11:53

Sharia law's critics say it discriminates against women, but supporters claim it poses no threat to British justice

Can anti-gay Westboro Church survive Fred Phelps' death?

One-Minute Read Fri 21 Mar, AT 12:44

Death of Fred Phelps may bring down the Westboro Baptist Church and its 'God hates fags' placards

Saudi Arabia bans 50 blasphemous, royal and foreign baby names

One-Minute Read Sun 16 Mar, AT 10:05

Kingdom makes naming of babies much easier after eliminating options such as Alice, Linda and Binyamin

Ash Wednesday: marking the start of Lent

Briefing Wed 5 Mar, AT 08:23

Today is Ash Wednesday, when Christians traditionally burn crosses made on Palm Sunday

Auschwitz concentration camp

Holocaust Memorial Day: honouring 6m victims

Briefing Mon 27 Jan, AT 10:32

Events held across UK on 27 January mark liberation of Auschwitz in 1945

Pope gives speech

Pope Francis: Abortion attack will please church conservatives

First Reaction Tue 14 Jan, AT 10:21

Pontiff calls terminations 'horrific' and links them to modern society's throwaway culture

Exorcists on the rise as Church faces 'unprecedented' demand

One-Minute Read Mon 6 Jan, AT 15:51

Increasing number of Catholic priests trained in exorcism as more people dabble in the dark arts

Eid al-Adha

Eid al-Adha Q&A: why do Muslims celebrate the Greater Eid?

Briefing Wed 16 Oct, AT 11:50

Muslims begin festival that marks the end of Hajj and a man's willingness to sacrifice his son to God

Archbishop's new sympathy for gay people 'a bit rich'

First Reaction Thu 29 Aug, AT 15:05

Justin Welby tells Christians to 'repent' over the way gay and lesbian people have been treated

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