Thomas Andrew explores the forgotten Christian contributions to our most iconic legal document - Magna Carta.
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Religion in the Media
A daily roundup of media stories about religion.
We’re not islands, and oh! the pain of that unavoidable fact - The Telegraph
Pope Francis made a vow of abstinence from TV to the Virgin Mary in 1990 - Times
Jeffrey Spector, 54, travelled to the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland with his wife and three daughters, fearing paralysis - Times
Behind the story of Christian decline and the rise of “nones” is a debate about “secularization" - Washington Post
A New York court hears a case this week about the possible illegal detention of two chimps at a lab - BBC
A UK group including British Muslim soldiers have travelled to the region to honour those killed - BBC
Report on a recent analysis by the Pew Research Center in the US - BBC
The story of the Ethiopian Jews in Israel epitomises the best and the worst of Israeli society - BBC
Pope Francis’s clean up of the Catholic Church’s finances is extending beyond the walls of Vatican City - Financial Times
Islamist propaganda is so potent it is influencing children as young as five, says senior Muslim officer - Guardian
Fears that a boy's mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, was causing him emotional harm by 'immersing' him in her beliefs - Telegraph
Over the past decade, a secular creed has stolen across the western world: meditation and mindfulness - The Times
Ceremony underlines murdered archbishop’s arrival in official favour, but Salvadorans remain divided about the shooting - Guardian
Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues provide £3 billion a year of free social action work, study concludes - Telegraph
The Guardian team go to churches and mosques to see what we can learn about spreading the climate change message - Guardian