Religion

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…

On the Pope’s visit

16 September 2010 13:22

The Pope, as I’m sure you know, has touched down in Britain. Here, for CoffeeHousers, is the editorial on his…

Let’s move on from Stephen Fry’s Pope bashing

16 September 2010 11:05

Stephen Fry is good at taking himself seriously while pretending not to take himself seriously. But slowly, as he gets…

The Hollobone dimension

17 July 2010 18:00

As Paul Goodman notes, it is entirely possible that Philip Hollobone’s statements about the burka were taken out of context.…

May calls for culture change towards LGB&T groups

18 June 2010 14:16

Theresa May has called for ‘culture change’ in wider society to ease the equality and acceptance of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual…

In defence of Mary Whitehouse

7 June 2010 16:29

The first time I interviewed Mary Whitehouse was for the Evening Standard in 1965. She seemed to me a narrow-minded…

Gove’s school reforms get off the ground

26 May 2010 9:06

The arduous process of reforming our country’s education system begins today.  After two school reform bills were announced in yesterday’s…

The Vatican plays the “Jewish Card”

3 April 2010 14:18

Speaking in a Good Friday homily, with the Pope listening, the Pontiff’s personal preacher, Fr Raniero Cantalamessa, likened the drive…

A major test for the Charity Commission

29 March 2010 19:23

There are few more damaging allegations against the trustee of a charity than that they forged the signature of a…

Scientology: Cult or Worse?

7 March 2010 1:59

The problem Scientology has… Let me start again, among the problems with Scientology is that it wasn’t founded a couple…

Pope Benedict XVI is correct: the Equality Bill is fundamentally un-British

2 February 2010 15:39

I doubt His Holiness and I would hit it off, but he is right that Harriet Harman’s Equality Bill would…

Will faith prove Cruddas’ undoing?

16 January 2010 11:13

What intrigues me most about the Cruddas/Purnell axis is their commitment to faith in public life. Many politicians discuss faith…

What do Muslims think?

14 December 2009 18:06

Coffee House readers sometimes complain that we do not talk enough about Muslims and Islam. I have certainly shied away…

A careful believer

6 November 2009 14:45

Is David Cameron religious? In the course of his interview with the Evening Standard he provides a clear glimpse of…

The BNP’s appropriation of British institutions must be resisted

20 October 2009 12:19

Hardly a day passes without Nick Griffin cosying up to a poster of Churchill and the Few. Valour provides potent…

Biblical Corruption: Liberals & Fellow-Travelling Surrender Christians

2 October 2009 17:03

Did you know that the problem with the Bible is that it is, frankly, a book for liberal surrender-monkeys? Apparently…

Gordon Brown’s Presbyterian Conscience

1 June 2009 12:21

When a politician tries to make a virtue out of the fact that he was brought up in a household…