In this week's Lonely Planet 'Great Escape', be the first to catch the Australian sunrise, then re-align your chakras on the shores of New South Wales's blissed-out beach retreat
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Wednesday 04 December 2013
During an informal chat with followers the 266th Pope revealed that as student he worked in a bar and did some work as a bouncer
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Under the proposals, Islamist radicals face being expelled from mosques, Muslim community groups and universities in a fight-back against fundamentalism
Friday 29 November 2013
A daily reminder of mortality towering over Oslo may not to be everyone’s taste, but a young architect has earned a commendation for his plans to build Norway’s first vertical cemetery.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Pontiff calls for major change - but reiterates church's opposition to abortion and the ordination of female priests
Wednesday 20 November 2013
About 2,000 people have sought refuge in a Catholic mission after heavy fighting broke out in the volatile north-west, aid workers said.
'Church of England is one generation away from extinction': Time to end arguments, says Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Criticism comes as after former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, told a conference that more must done to attract young people into the Church
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Justin Welby defends right of Christians to speak out on political issues
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Inspired by Sophocles tragedy Ajax, Timberlake Wertenbaker's new play updates the action to a modern-day warzone; the sand-covered stage naturally evokes Afghanistan.
Church of England hits back at Secular Society in row over ditching religion from Remembrance Day ceremony
Sunday 10 November 2013
Church calls group's suggestion 'rather sad', 'misjudged' and 'misguided'
Friday 08 November 2013
For Jews to become Christians, do they have to renounce their Jewish way of life?
Sunday 13 October 2013
Reading a well-written popular science book is one of the great pleasures of modern times, and this guided tour through life, the universe, and everything affords that pleasure in abundance. Marcus Chown takes us by the hand and leads us through the labyrinthine mysteries of the origins of life, evolution, the cells of the body, the brain-boggling brain, electricity (I’ve never understood what that stuff is; I still don’t, but my ignorance is now better-defined), the crazy truths of quantum theory, gravity, time, stars, and black holes. You can get drunk on the sheer strangeness of the theories – for instance, you have an infinite number of doppelgangers, and the nearest one is 10^10^28 metres away. And we may all be holograms.
Increase in parents complaining about activities of evangelical Christian groups who have been allowed into schools 'to convert pupils'
Saturday 12 October 2013
Growing numbers of parents are complaining about the activities of evangelical Christian groups who have been allowed into schools whose clear intent is to convert pupils to their religion, according to a study out today.
Friday 11 October 2013
National Secular Society calls on Government to introduce stricter codes of conduct
Wednesday 09 October 2013
He has not denounced the principles that the EDL still stands for
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Robertson was on a news programme discussing the importance of carbohydrates
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
- 2 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 3 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness