Protestants 'work harder' and their mental wellbeing is more affected when they are unemployedPeople in Protestant countries feel guilty about time off150,000 people in 82 countries quizzed Findings suggest economic downturn hit Britain harderJoblessness more likely to lead to depression By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 8 April 2013 People in Protestant countries work harder because they feel guiltier about taking time off, a study has found. And while unemployment generally makes all people unhappy, it is twice as likely seriously to affect the mental wellbeing of Protestants as those of other denominations.
Cameron accused of betraying Christians: Astonishing Easter attack on the PM by former Archbishop of CanterburyLord Carey accused ministers of 'aiding and abetting' the discrimination Poll: More than two-thirds of Christians feel they're a 'persecuted minority' By James Chapman PUBLISHED: 22:03 GMT, 29 March 2013 | UPDATED: 03:20 GMT, 30 March 2013 Many Christians doubt David Cameron’s sincerity in pledging to protect their freedoms, former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey says today. In an article for the Daily Mail, Lord Carey squarely accuses ministers of ‘aiding and abetting’ discrimination against Christians
Only 97 days to go: Supermarkets under fire for selling Easter eggs – on Christmas Eve Tesco has been criticised after putting Easter eggs on sale earlyOther supermarkets have also been stocking Easter goods before ChristmasThe Church of England say that shops shouldn't be selling Easter eggs now | UPDATED: 16:42 GMT, 24 December 2012 You may be looking forward to tucking into your turkey or unwrapping those long-awaited Christmas gifts, but it seems that Britain's supermarkets are already looking to capitalise on the next major UK religious holiday. With Easter still a little under 100 days away, supermarket giant Tesco has come under fire – for having its chocolate eggs on sale already. Shocked shoppers spotted the eggs on sale last week and many took to Twitter to vent their disbelief.
Raising a child as Christian worse than sex abuse Oh, do put a sock in it, you atheist Scrooge | UPDATED: 23:58 GMT, 23 December 2012 Denunciation of religious faith: Professor Richard Dawkins declared that raising a child as a Catholic was worse than subjecting it to sexual abuse You really would need to have a heart harder than the five-pence piece in the Christmas pud not to feel sorry at present for Professor Richard Dawkins. Christmas must be such a terrible trial for the planet’s most celebrated — and angriest — atheist. All that cheerfulness and pleasure associated with Christianity’s main celebration seems to drive him simply nuts.
Two decades on, a concert for Stephen: Emeli Sande to perform alongside other high-profile acts2013 tribute concert will raise funds for charitable trust set up in the name of the murdered teenagerSoul singer will perform at O2 on April 18Other events include a memorial service, dinners and memorial lectures | UPDATED: 08:36 GMT, 21 December 2012 Victim: The SL20 concert will take place on April 18 at London's O2 arena. It will raise funds for the charity set up in the name of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence Award-winning soul singer Emeli Sande – who performed at the Olympics opening and closing ceremonies – will headline a star-studded concert to mark the 20th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. The SL20 Concert, which will feature a number of other high profile acts, is due to take place at London’s O2 arena on April 18 next year.
Now PM's faith minister attacks gay marriage law: Warsi claims equality could have string of 'unintended consequences'Letter leaked to Daily Mail reveals Baroness Warsi is breaking ranks She demands to know how gay marriage will be taught in schools Ex-Tory chairman's move will embolden other MPs to oppose bill | UPDATED: 08:28 GMT, 13 December 2012 Baroness Warsi has broken ranks on gay marriage to warn it could have a string of 'unintended consequences' The minister for faith has broken ranks on gay marriage to warn that David Cameron’s controversial legislation could have a string of ‘unintended consequences’. In a letter leaked to the Daily Mail, Baroness Warsi suggests schools could be required to teach about same-sex unions, while individual priests and churches who refuse to conduct them risk being sued. Her intervention will embolden more than 100 Tory MPs who are threatening to vote against the legislation in the New Year
Religion in decline as census figures reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million
Al Qaeda's second in command killed during drone strike on house in Pakistan's tribal region Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti killed in Pakistan's tribal region of North WaziristanHe was presented as a religious scholar for militant Islamic groupHis wife died and daughter was wounded as a result of the drone attack | UPDATED: 09:16 GMT, 10 December 2012 A U.S.
Al Qaeda's second in command killed during drone strike on house in Pakistan's tribal region Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti killed in Pakistan's tribal region of North WaziristanHe was presented as a religious scholar for militant Islamic groupHis wife died and daughter was wounded as a result of the drone attack | UPDATED: 21:55 GMT, 9 December 2012 A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al Qaeda leader described as the second in command of the terrorist organisation. Sheik Khalid bin Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, was killed when missiles slammed into a house in Pakistan’s tribal region of North Waziristan, near the Afghan border.
Prisoners are given dreadlock holiday: Hundreds of convicts allowed four days off prison work a year to celebrate Rastafarian festivals | UPDATED: 22:46 GMT, 8 December 2012 Hundreds of criminals are to be allowed four days off prison work every year to celebrate Rastafarian festivals. Prison governors have been issued with a list of holy days on which Rastafarian inmates must be excused their normal tasks