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Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’
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Instant Opinion: this year’s Golden Globes ‘missed the mark’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 7 January
7 Jan 2020
What is Beyonce Mass?
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What is Beyonce Mass?

Songs ranging from Formation to Flaws and All used to frame religious narratives
22 Oct 2019
Jesus Army: shocking reports of life inside Christian cult
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Jesus Army: shocking reports of life inside Christian cult

Hundreds of ex-members of totalitarian sect seeking damages over alleged historical child sex offences
19 Jul 2019
52 ideas that changed the world - 3. Christianity
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52 ideas that changed the world - 3. Christianity

How an ancient Jewish sect laid the foundations of a global faith
28 Jun 2019
What is Ascension Day and how is it marked?
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What is Ascension Day and how is it marked?

The little-known Christian festival holds major theological significance
30 May 2019
Home Office uses Bible verses to deny Christian asylum
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Home Office uses Bible verses to deny Christian asylum

Refusal letter says the passages are ‘inconsistent’ with Iranian man’s claim to have converted to ‘peaceful’ religion
21 Mar 2019
Churches no longer required to hold service every Sunday
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Churches no longer required to hold service every Sunday

Synod amends 17th century canon law due to decline in clergy numbers
22 Feb 2019

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Why Christians are outraged over DC Comics’ Jesus series
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Why Christians are outraged over DC Comics’ Jesus series

Books deal axed over ‘blasphemous’ images depicting ‘immature’ Christ
19 Feb 2019
Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’
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Asia the ‘new hotbed of Christian persecution’

Report finds threat levels rising in China and India amid government crackdown and rise of religious nationalism
17 Jan 2019
What is Advent and what are the dates for 2018?
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What is Advent and what are the dates for 2018?

How Christians around the world mark the run-up to the nativity
7 Dec 2018
Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan
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Asia Bibi: how blasphemy case divided Pakistan

Christian farm worker acquitted after eight years on death row for allegedly insulting Islam
31 Oct 2018
Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea
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Vatican says Pope considering visit to North Korea

Accepting Kim Jong Un’s invitation would ‘legitimise’ oppressive regime, warn analysts
19 Oct 2018
Christianity faces biggest schism in a millennium
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Christianity faces biggest schism in a millennium

Ukraine granted own independent Orthodox Church despite threats from Moscow
12 Oct 2018
What happened to the Christian women kidnapped by Isis?
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What happened to the Christian women kidnapped by Isis?

Returning survivors tell of rape and violence at hands of brutal ‘owners’
16 Jul 2018
Bavaria to make crosses mandatory in public buildings
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Bavaria to make crosses mandatory in public buildings

Controversial law comes amid backlash against arrival of Muslim migrants
31 May 2018
May Day 2018: ancient origins, strange customs
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May Day 2018: ancient origins, strange customs

Ancient Egyptians held first May Day celebrations, but most British customs have Celtic roots
30 Apr 2018
What is Maundy Thursday and how is it celebrated?
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What is Maundy Thursday and how is it celebrated?

Diverse traditions are observed around the world to mark Easter milestone, and even the Queen gets involved
29 Mar 2018
‘America’s pastor’ Billy Graham dies aged 99
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‘America’s pastor’ Billy Graham dies aged 99

Evangelical preacher brought Christianity to millions through his ‘crusades’
21 Feb 2018
500th anniversary of the Reformation: five fast facts
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500th anniversary of the Reformation: five fast facts

Celebrations across Europe and the US mark Martin Luther’s religious revolution
31 Oct 2017
'Christian' foster girl moved to Muslim grandmother's home
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'Christian' foster girl moved to Muslim grandmother's home

Court documents show the girl, previously described as 'Christian', may have been born into the Islamic faith
31 Aug 2017
Why is Easter Sunday so early this year?
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Why is Easter Sunday so early this year?

All the symbols and traditions that make the spring festival such a moveable feast
22 Mar 2016
Should the Church of England refer to God as a woman?
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Should the Church of England refer to God as a woman?

The Church needs to debunk the myth that God is an 'old white man in the sky', say campaigners
1 Jun 2015
CRISPIN BLACK: We must help Iraqi Christians
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CRISPIN BLACK: We must help Iraqi Christians

We took in the Ugandan Asians in 1972 – today we must offer safety to Christians and Yazidis
11 Aug 2014
Cameron has every right to call this a Christian country
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Cameron has every right to call this a Christian country

Christianity came to Britain within a century of Jesus’s crucifixion – whatever the humanists might say
24 Apr 2014
Fury at Campbell over PM's 'God slot': but is he right?
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Fury at Campbell over PM's 'God slot': but is he right?

Blair's spin-doctor accuses Cameron of insincerity: but was it an appeal to Ukip defectors?
22 Apr 2014