Religion

13 Nov 2012
The case: Teaching creationism in US schoolsOn April 11 2012, Tennessee passed a law that will protect teachers who choose to explore the merits of creationism...
12 Nov 2012
The case: Blasphemy law and violence in PakistanIn June 2009, Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman and mother-of-five from a village in the Sheikhupura district in...
15 Jun 2012
Throughout the world, it is common for religious groups to have varying amounts of involvement in the general operation of the state. This can be anywhere from...
Photograph Andrew Dunn: Lewes Bonfire Night, procession of the Martyr's Crosses
18 May 2012
The case study: England’s last blasphemy trialBlasphemy is the act of showing contempt or speaking offensively about a deity or of persons and symbols...
2 Apr 2012
Many different religions have their own systems of rules and practices. These often cover marriage and divorce, bans on certain actions such as drinking...
22 Feb 2012
The last few years have seen a renewed enthusiasm for atheism and secularism in much of the world and debates between believers and non-believers have become...
22 Feb 2012
The notion that one day each week should be reserved for activities that are not commercial is historically a religious one but there are supporting arguments...
21 Feb 2012
Marriage is an institution that has existed in most societies around the world for an incredibly long time. It is, traditionally, the union between a man and...
18 Feb 2012
Imagine that one day you come across five people in immediate and mortal peril.  You and you alone can save them, but doing so will kill one other person...
17 Feb 2012
The debate concerning the legitimacy of formal prayer in public schools channels two raging currents of American constitutional law - the regulation of...
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