Should faith groups receive the benefits of being a charity?

The National Secular Society (NSS) has release a report called For the public benefit? In it, they argue that around 12,000 charities in the UK

“No one wants to be the Grinch” but Polly Toynbee, reluctantly, takes up the mantle

Well, cheery as ever, the Guardian put out this opinion piece by Polly Toynbee about the Samaritan’s Purse shoebox appeal. The Guardian does, every year,

Legislating morality: despite liberal protestations, we all do it

You may or may not have followed the whole Tim Farron ‘gay sin’ witchunt. You can read my comment on it here, and an addendum

On being from nowhere and the problem of belonging

Where are you from? Pretty simple, every day sort of question. For some, the answer is incredibly simple and straightforward. They were born and raised

Why Cranmer is wrong on persecution

It was reported yesterday that Sister Sarah Kuteh – a nurse of some 15 years experience – was sacked for gross misconduct. Apparently, her heinous unprofessionalism was

Polly Toynbee and what’s bad for politics

Polly Toynbee, Guardian columnist and outgoing president of the British Humanist Association (BHA), writes in today’s Guardian that ‘Atheists are better for politics than believers’. Whilst I would