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The sigh of the oppressed - part 1

26 May 2011

Jack Conrad examines Marx and Engels and their criticism of passive materialism, theological atheism and religion

The religious right and genocide

03 Feb 2011

Tony Greenstein looks at sections of Israel's orthodox rabbinate and makes a less than flattering comparison

Disorientated establishment promotes Popemania

23 Sep 2010

Mike Macnair examines the results of Ratzinger's visit

No to crude anti-Catholicism

16 Sep 2010

Once on the outside, the Catholic church is now part of the British establishment. Eddie Ford looks at the relevance of the papal visit

Freedom to choose emancipation and dress

05 Aug 2010

To force a woman to remove her veil is just as subjugating as forcing her to cover up. Peter Manson replies to left and right criticisms

Holy water consecrates Cameron's big society

05 Aug 2010

The coalition government's programme of cuts has in effect been blessed by a whole range of Christian denominations and groups, reports Eddie Ford

Women bishops and secularism

22 Jul 2010

Jim Gilbert examines the Anglican hierarchy's hypocrisy

Church on the ropes

01 Apr 2010

Pope Benedict XVI claims he is being targeted by a malicious smear campaign. Anne Mc Shane disagrees. The Catholic church is guilty of a criminal cover-up when it comes to child abuse

Pope's Irish child abuse letter met with walkouts

25 Mar 2010

Anne Mc Shane argues that Ireland needs not less but more secularism. The clerical state must go

Right to a dignified life - right to a dignified death

11 Feb 2010

The comfort and self-respect of the incurably ill and the dying must be ensured, writes Eddie Ford

Johnson's bans are an attack on us all

21 Jan 2010

Oppose the ban on Islam4UK, writes Eddie Ford

Church attempt to re-invent is an insult

17 Dec 2009

Anne Mc Shane looks at the beleaguered Catholic establishment

Jesus the communist

10 Dec 2009

Laurie McCauley reports on a meeting attended by Christians and communists

Child abuse, the church and the Irish state

03 Dec 2009

Anne Mc Shane reports on the child abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic church in Ireland. The case for a secular republic and confiscating the church’s property could not be stronger

Earthly core of misty creations

22 Oct 2009

Camilla Power addressed the CPGB's Communist University on the origins and evolution of religion. This is an edited version of her speech