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God of the gaps

01 Aug 2013

Justin Welby is a hypocrite, but his credit union plans are a symptom of the decline of the workers’ movement, argues Paul Demarty

Vatican: Rotten to the core

04 Jul 2013

The money-laundering scandal has confirmed that Vatican corruption cannot be put down to isolated individuals, writes Toby Abse

Ireland: No ifs, no buts … a woman’s right to choose

13 Jun 2013

Controversy over abortion continues to reverberate throughout Irish society, writes Anne McShane

Rome, empire and christianity: Politics of poverty and purity

28 Mar 2013

Mike Macnair reviews: Peter Brown, 'Through the eye of a needle: wealth, the fall of Rome and the making of Christianity in the west, 350-550 AD'. Princeton 2012, pp758, £27.95

Pope Francis: Silence equals complicity

21 Mar 2013

Far from being a new broom or ‘reformer’, writes Eddie Ford, the new pope is a reactionary to his marrow

Vatican elections: Keeping up with modern world

21 Feb 2013

Whoever gets the top job in the Vatican, Eddie Ford strongly suspects that he will not be in any way progressive

Women Bishops & CofE: Irrelevant? If only

29 Nov 2012

The Church of England’s failure to accept women bishops is embarrassing, but solutions short of disestablishment are absurd, argues Paul Demarty

Rowan Williams quits before next great schism happens

22 Mar 2012

Eddie Ford demands the immediate disestablishment of the Church of England

Eric Pickles puts in the knife

15 Mar 2012

Communists reject a British identity based on the crown and the imperial past, writes Eddie Ford

Secularism is hostile to state religion, not religion

23 Feb 2012

Separation of church and state is a basic democratic demand bitterly resisted by the British establishment, writes Eddie Ford

Islamists courted by imperialists

19 Jan 2012

The Muslim Brotherhood has shown itself to be the biggest political force. Meanwhile the left is under attack. Yassamine Mather gives her impressions following a recent visit to Egypt

Cameron in the court of King James

22 Dec 2011

The prime minister's speech on the King James Bible ticks every reactionary box going, argues James Turley

Waking the dead

03 Nov 2011

A Tory MEP has attracted derision for his loopy beliefs in the paranormal - but he is merely the tip of an iceberg of absurd mumbo-jumbo, argues James Turley

Dignity in life and death

23 Jun 2011

The desire to end your life as a fully sentient being is a perfectly honourable and legitimate one. Eddie Ford argues for the 'right to die'

The sigh of the oppressed - part 2

26 May 2011

Jack Conrad continues his examination of Marx and Engels and their criticism of passive materialism, theological atheism and religion