'We have great respect for individual choice,' head of the Norwegian Bishops' Conference says
The poll comes after a row in France over a women who was forced to undress by armed police
The treatment of women, child abuse and how to prevent being visited by followers of the religion are among topics confronted by ex-member
Critics say the alleged incident at the Michelin-listed restaurant highlights increasing hostility towards Muslim communities in France, exacerbated by the recent burkini ban
Going to church or temple regularly can leave a greater impression than 'more dramatic public ritual acts [that] involve enduring serious pain'
Two principles of the German consitution clash in the ruling
Exclusive: The decree seen by The Independent warns ‘We will be very strict about this. No girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree. It is dangerous. Girls who will not abide will be forced to leave our school’
Leading Bishop at Norwegian institution says departures were expected, but vows to 'take signals seriously'
The UK now carries out more halal slaughter than the rest of Europe. Most of us eat halal meat unwittingly on a daily basis, since it is sold in most major outlets, including big brand-name supermarkets, without being labelled as such
The steady decline of religion in Britain has come to a halt, new figures show.
The anti-Islam backlash follows a successful atheist campaign for 'no religion' to be the top response choice
Sarah Safi says she has been covering her face in public for years
The media glosses over the specifics in favour of creating a kind of homogenised bogeyman figure: a religious fundamentalist afflicted by mental illness and immune to rationality
'Before too long I could see remorse in her tone, I think she was shocked at her own reaction,' writes the young woman
He said the mass killing was ‘tragic’ and ‘appalling’
Exclusive: Concerns have been raised about the sharia court review before it has even begun