PRAY FOR PIECE – For the first time in history, Muslim prayers resonated throughout the Vatican. In the past, conquest would have been necessary first –  Jerusalem, Constantinople, Toledo – …

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PRIVATISING CRUSADES – Throughout the Middle East in particular, the last remaining Christian communities, which managed to survive there for almost two thousand years, are being exterminated or forced out …

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FINE YOUNG CANNIBAL – Everyone’s favourite Islam populariser Reza Aslan goes where CNN has not gone before: Religious scholar and television host Reza Aslan is facing backlash after he ate …

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IS THE POPE CATHOLIC? – I don’t know, but he’s definitely a socialist. The whole world is topsy turvy; the bear probably doesn’t shit in the wood either any more. …

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VIKING BLASPHEMY – Good old Scandinavia; liberal, progressive, tolerant, secular Scandinavia. Did you know that Denmark still has blasphemy laws on the books? Neither did I. This could be because …

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ASHES TO ASHES, FAIRY DUST TO FAIRY DUST – Lent goes pink: A New York-based advocacy group called Parity is asking Christians who favor LGBT equality — “queer positive Christians,” in …

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