People dancing around the May pole

May Day: an ancient festival with a pagan twist

Briefing Wed 30 Apr, AT 16:18

Ancient Egyptians held the first May Day celebrations, but most British customs have Celtic roots

David Cameron has every right to call this a Christian country

Thu 24 Apr, AT 08:47 Crispin Black

Christianity came to Britain within a century of Jesus’s crucifixion – whatever the humanists might say

Fury at Alastair Campbell over PM's 'God slot': but is he right?

Tue 22 Apr, AT 10:06 The Mole

Blair's spin-doctor accuses Cameron of insincerity: but was it an appeal to Ukip defectors?

Eggs decorate a tree in Germany

Why is Easter so late this year, and how is the date decided?

Briefing Fri 11 Apr, AT 14:35

The customs that surround Easter, the reason it is a moveable feast and why it sometimes varies in Eastern and Western churches

Rowan Williams

Rowan Williams: 'Grow up, UK Christians are not persecuted'

One-Minute Read Thu 15 Aug, AT 15:53

Being made fun of is not the same as systematic brutality, says former Archbishop of Canterbury

Census reveals multicultural country: but are we tolerant?

Talking Point Wed 12 Dec, AT 12:33

Commentators point to popularity of Jessica Ennis as indication of successful multi-culturalism

Push for atheist Scout oath is damned by Anglican priest

First Reaction Tue 4 Dec, AT 14:39

Priest says call for a new pledge allowing atheists to join the Scouts is enough to make him eat his woggle

Crispin Black

And behold, Christianity is a lot tougher than it looks

Thu 22 Nov, AT 10:36 Crispin Black

Not everyone is crying about the Synod's No vote on women bishops. Crispin Black, for one

Richard Dawkins

Chief Rabbi slams Dawkins for using 'anti-Semitic stereotype'

One-Minute Read Fri 14 Sep, AT 09:48

Richard Dawkins insists his description of God as a 'bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser' was intended as a joke

Christ-on-cross cartoon provokes Christian outrage

One-Minute Read Thu 23 Aug, AT 12:17

Anger from Germany's faithful after Kassell museum uses 'blasphemous' cartoon in poster

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