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Iraqi Christians grieve beside the coffins of two  brothers killed in Mosul in 2010  (CNS)

The power of martyrdom gives Christians an edge over Islamists

Russell Brand

The dangerous ignorance of Russell Brand

He is participating in a narrative that sends young British Muslims to die needlessly on the side of evil

An elderly Iraqi woman fleeing Islamic State violence pictured at a refugee camp (CNS)

Group of Iraqis refused demands of extremists to ‘convert to Islam or be beheaded’

Pope Francis with Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter Below: Pope Francis speaks to Meriam and her family (CNS) Meriam arrives in Rome with her children and Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (PA)

Pope Francis expresses “gratitude and joy” after Sudanese woman’s arrival in Rome

Islam's reformers? (AP)

How can we help Islam reform when so many western commentators do not understand Christianity?

U.S. Bishops visited Iran in March to promote peace and dialogue (CNS photo/courtesy Stephen M. Colecchi)

Joint declaration affirms ‘common commitment to peaceful coexistence and mutual respect’

Education Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Theresa May  in the House of Commons on Monday (PA)

What is evident in the Birmingham schools debate is a growing intolerance of the idea of educating children in faith

Nansen primary school is one of five Birmingham schools placed in special measures (CNS)

Catholic Education Service says ‘many people are confusing extremism with religion’

Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

The Law Society has made proposals which would make it possible for Muslims to commission English solicitors to draw up 'Sharia compliant' wills (PA)

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone