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A protester at a rally against ISIS organised by Muslims in Edinburgh (PA)

How religious is ISIS?

If Britain insists on a reductionist approach to religion, we are unlikely to get close to the right answers over Islamism

A man kneels in prayer in front of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston (AP)

No sanctuary from the slaughter

The massacre in Charleston garnered worldwide attention, yet the phenomenon of sacrilegious violence is global and growing

Former Home Secretary Charles Clarke (PA)

The Catholic Education Service has said that religious instruction must remain part of Catholic education

The fall of the Berlin Wall was supposed to mark ‘the end of history’ (AP)

Why the religious kill

The greatest threat to freedom in the post-modern world is radical, politicised religion

Daniel and Amy McArthur of Ashers Bakery outside Belfast County Court (PA)

Last among equals?

Christian teachers, hoteliers and now cake-makers are being hauled before the courts in the name of equality. It’s time the law was more flexible in taking account of religious beliefs

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society

Former Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy (PA)

Scotland’s Catholic pariah

Jim Murphy has paid a heavy price for standing up to nationalism

Michael Coren

My question, Michael, is do you really believe in the full sacramental reality of the Eucharist?

Ed Miliband in front of the infamous 'Ed Stone' (PA)

Only God can save the Labour Party

A new leader with comparable talent to Tony Blair would help Labour, but so would a resolution about what the party stands for

A congregation in the Catholic archdiocese of Baltimore (CNS)

The number of Catholics in America have fallen from 23.9 per cent in 2007 to 20.8 per cent in 2014, according to Pew Research Centre