First person: Graham Holter was agnostic, now he's an atheist...

Personal account of what it's like when your children 'embrace the lord'.

World religions

The religious profile of the world is changing.

Is there a religion for atheists?

Non-believers should enjoy the best bits of religion, including building their own temple

The best bits: what atheists should take from religion

Philosopher and writer Alain de Botton is not a believer himself but he thinks that religion has some important things to teach us

Why I ditched God for good

This atheist writer wanted her daughter to grow up a good person in a kinder world but without a religion. So she launched a campaign to make people better, starting with herself

Atheist mum bans children from school trip to church and synagogue

She says she may stop them learning R.E. Is this mother right to stop her children learning about religion?

No religion

A large proportion of the British population consider themselves to have no religion

No Heaven? Why Stephen Hawking's Comment Doesn't Matter.

The famous physicist says heaven is 'a fairy story' yet belief does seem to have benefits

Believe it... or not

Younger people are more likely to have no religious belief

A church but no God - the atheist alternative service

The Sunday Assembly looks remarkably like a church service - except there's no religion

The Islamification of Britain: record numbers embrace Muslim faith

Some personal accounts of what attracts many Britons to Islam

Religious matters

Our belief in religion affects our opinions on the big issues

Strong religious belief is no excuse for intimidation

The right to free speech is being eroded because people don't want to offend others

I believe...

Many people who say they are Christian hold beliefs that do not fit traditional Christian teaching


Superstition and the supernatural... what do people believe?

Superstition: My comfort in credulity

Superstitions are nonsense she says, but this writer still clings to them

Practising Christians

Although more than half of adults say they are Christian only 4% go to church services

Christian news coverage is unfair

Lauren is fed up with the media only covering the bad bits of the Christian church, and thinks it should focus more on the good things it does too

Christianity is part of our history so should be taught to children - it is not indoctrination

British children need to know about the religion that shaped their culture