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The Today programme should hang its head in shame this morning for simplifying a complex and crucial debate

The BBC programme was desperate to present this issue as a fight between reasonable progressive scientists and archaic church leaders

Mayor of London Boris Johnson (PA)

How on earth are we meant to defeat Islamism if we seem so unable or unwilling to understand its roots?

Stephen Fry (PA)

An interview in which Stephen Fry denounced God as ‘evil’ has proved a viral hit

The statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square (PA)

Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story

A North Korean defector prays in Seoul (CNS)

Open Doors International said 2014 had the highest level of global persecution of Christians in the modern era

People gather in Trafalgar Square to remember the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France (PA)

The attack on Charlie Hebdo was iconoclastic in the traditional sense – an attack on makers of images

Pope Francis (PA)

Pope Francis also called on Muslim leaders and other religious officials to condemn terrorism in speech

Nigel Farage (PA)

Neither man has the right answer to Britain’s difficulties, but if we look at their support, it can lead us to the right questions

'A change came over my my town in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas'

Why atheists love Christmas

Non-believers aren’t as different to Christians as they think they are, says Jennifer Fulwiler

Women gather at a chapel in a camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in August (CNS)

Warning comes 25 years after Catholicism was re-legalised in the country