Religion

Cameron’s missing the point: Christian values require Christianity

17 December 2011 13:16

The Prime Minister does God. At least, that’s the gist of his first major speech on religion. Actually, the interesting…

We cannot forget the riots, nor ignore their causes

25 November 2011 9:14

If I’d said that an MP had accused the Church of England of being too obsessed with gay marriage and…

The Cult of Jobs

6 October 2011 11:33

The immediate beatification of Steve Jobs, the visionary Apple chief who has been killed by pancreatic cancer aged 56, fulfills…

Gripped by ‘Dominion’

2 September 2011 11:27

What on earth is ‘Dominionism’? Lots of Americans who first heard the word just a few weeks ago are suddenly…

Mitchell rejects allegation that UK aid is going to Islamists

17 July 2011 10:27

Yesterday, Andrew Mitchell was the toast of the broadcasters. They have turned on him to an extent today. The news…

A fierce debate on a religious matter

30 June 2011 14:27

The Spectator hosted a debate at the Royal Geographic Society yesterday evening with a rather meaty motion: “Secularism is a…

Could Warsi’s next job be High Commissioner to Pakistan?

24 June 2011 16:06

Sayeeda Warsi’s upbraiding of Pakistan for not living up to Jinnah’s ideals is another sign of how the government believes…

Ancient hatreds mask Stormont’s current challenge

24 June 2011 11:11

Ignore the antediluvian hatreds for a moment. As Anne Dawson says, the recent violence in East Belfast was largely inspired…

Why Belfast is ablaze

23 June 2011 10:59

I live three miles away from where the rioting was happening in East Belfast last night, and heard the helicopters…

The turbulent priest

9 June 2011 9:14

“Nowadays politicians want to talk about moral issues, and bishops want to talk politics,” said Sir Humphrey. This week’s New…

Conservative support to collapse at 6pm

21 May 2011 17:11

This evening, an event will occur that will make all the controversies and scandals of the last week seem somewhat…

The End of the World is Nigh

20 May 2011 23:02

The Rapture is almost upon us. According to Harold Camping, the 89 year-old Family Radio network in Florida. The righteous,…

Against vulgarity

18 May 2011 16:28

Where once the British set out for new fields to conquer, they now set out for new cultural nadirs to…

Pray for Huckabee? God Help Us All.

12 May 2011 0:28

Yes, this is a site soliciting commitments (and email addresses) from those prepared to pray for Mike Huckabee to assist…

Wouter Weylandt, 1984-2011

9 May 2011 17:49

I was all set to write a post complaining that, as usual, the Anglophone press never pays enough attention* to…

Sectarianism breathes again in Ulster

8 May 2011 19:33

Can Tom Elliott lead the Ulster Unionists? That’s the question commentators in Northern Ireland are asking, after the party suffered…

The threat to Christianity

16 April 2011 23:07

Is secularism now a greater threat to Christianity than Islam? This is the title of our next Spectator debate, to…

Cairo Diary: The Brotherhood

31 March 2011 12:17

Back in Cairo, I try to find answers to what everyone wants to know. Who are the Muslim Brotherhood? What…

Coffee House Exclusive: McBride joins CAFOD

22 February 2011 9:00

                  The penance of Damian McBride continues. After being ejected from No10,…

Eastern promises

18 February 2011 11:59

Events in Bahrain are yet another reminder of why the supposed choice between stability and democracy is a false one.…

From the archives: Ratzinger’s vision

17 December 2010 19:01

A propos of nothing – except perhaps the religious time of year – here’s The Spectator‘s report on one Cardinal…

Christmas cheer, Spectator style

9 December 2010 15:55

It was the Spectator’s Carol Concert last night, in the Fleet St church of St Bride’s – and one of…

The strange case of Turkey, Islamic history and V.S. Naipaul

25 November 2010 18:09

Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul has pulled out of the European Writers’ Parliament in Istanbul, following pressure from Turkish writers who…

When the Pope met Boris

17 September 2010 16:35

A good scoop from The Catholic Herald. Stuart Reid reveals what Mayor Boris Johnson said to the Pontiff last night:…

From the archives: John Paul II’s visit to Britain

17 September 2010 14:00

No need to explain why we’ve disinterred this piece by Peter Ackroyd, on the last papal visit to Britain, from…