Philosopher Mary Warnock tells Laurie Taylor why religion and politics shouldn’t mix
Epicurus was far from the lover of fine food his name now suggests. In fact, his ideas liberated his followers from fear of the gods, writes David Sedley
New report shows that sporadic acts of 'domestic terrorism' directed against Muslims continue.
The Prime Minister tells the Downing St Easter reception that Christ invented his flagship policy
As voting begins, the BJP's Narendra Modi leads the polls. These are anxious times for Indian Muslims, reports Samira Shackle
Jonathan Lethem has become the leading American novelist of his generation by chronicling the hopes and failures of the Left, writes Fatema Ahmed
OCR issues clear guidance following investigations by British Humanist Association and National Secular Society
What happened when Ariane Sherine decided to sell half of all her possessions and give the money to charity?
An interview with activist and intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh, a leading voice in the struggle against the Assad regime. By Danny Postel and Nader Hashemi
On this day in 2011 Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford for publishing ‘The Necessity of Atheism’. Jonathan Rée reassesses the romantic poet’s rationalism
Good cuisine has the power to bring joy to all. Talking about it should not be dismissed as a middle-class indulgence, says Julian Baggini
A policy revolution is under way to improve our well-being. Are its motives genuine? Niki Seth-Smith reports
Neil deGrasse Tyson's remake of Carl Sagan's classic series is worthy of the hype – it even introduced my six-year-old to the vastness of the universe, says Dale DeBakcsy
Adam Curtis interviewed; sacred art from Dante to Tavener; the science of happiness and more...
Cheap and easy to deliver, a new mental health treatment is all the rage. But should we be asking tougher questions about its effectiveness?
The news that 14 people in Pakistan face execution for blasphemy highlights the ongoing use of such laws by illiberal states
Chris Stedman, Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and author of the book Faitheist, has a lovely interview on his blog with Nick Sagan, son of Carl, in which Nick discusses his father's work and legacy, his thoughts on the new remake of the iconic Cosmos series, and what it was like growing up in the Sagan household.
The history of Western art tells a story of how humans came to think of themselves as beings who could shape the world
From the archive: How did a stateless German Jewish physicist become the first pop star of science, asks Joseph Schwartz
The miners' strike of 1984 changed British politics forever, argues Francis Beckett
The National Secular Society's Keith Porteous Wood argues that the widely-hailed Pontiff has failed to address his Church's greatest scandal
From the archive: We shouldn’t be afraid of being uncertain, argues Christopher Lane
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