Clifford Longley lays out a fresh approach to economics based on Catholic Social Teaching
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Religion in the Media
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The Pope delivered a withering attack on the EU yesterday, telling the European parliament that the union was turning into an elderly, inhumane bureaucracy - Times
A report, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, says overhauling the broken culture of high street banking will take a generation to achieve - Times
Lyra Mckee argues that a new 'conscience clause' being proposed in Northern Ireland will legally protect gay discrimination - Independent
Asia Bibi was found guilty of insulting the prophet Muhammad four years ago after incident in June 2009 - Guardian
Sunday mornings not ideal for some families to attend church because they are busy shopping and doing DIY, says leading cleric as figures show many switching to midweek services - Telegraph
Interview with Rev. Canon Andrew White, Vicar of Baghdad - Huffington Post
Young people want to know about jihadism – and it’s better that they inquire about it openly, in schools, than elsewhere - Guardian
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the coun
After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything - Independent
We are sold the simple story that we have been saved from the dark ages by the clear moral vision of science, rationality and Apple computers - Guardian
Disputes over women bishops are the least of the Anglican church’s problems - Economist
For decades, Arab and Jewish movements claimed they were secular. It is now clear this was a charade - Guardian
One of Britain’s most successful inner-city schools is to be placed in special measures by Ofsted after failing to safeguard pupils from Islamic extremism - Times
Rt Rev Nick Baines looks at the issues surrounding violence against religious minorities under the Islamic State - Huffington Post
Study on food bank users finds administrative mix-ups in welfare system are forcing poor to turn to emergency food aid in Britain - Telegraph
Some Christmas songs have origins that go back to pagan times - family favourite The Holly and the Ivy probably sprang from ritual fertility dances and singing games - Telegraph