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Emerging from Isis genocide, Yazidis in Armenia open temple

In the opening part of her new series, Lemma Shehadi, this year’s winner of The Independent’s Rupert Cornwell prize for foreign journalism, travels to Aknalich, Armenia, to report on the opening of the biggest Yazidi temple in the world and finds a community attempting a renaissance  

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Kevin Childs What Notre Dame can tell us about the separation of church and state

The establishment of France as a secular state was supposed to put an end to the politicisation and weaponisation of religion. Kevin Childs believes it’s done nothing of the sort. And now the burning of one of France’s most famous religious monuments is likely to reopen old wounds

When is Easter and why does the date change every year?

The date of Easter Sunday depends on the spring equinox

Pence says criticism of wife's job at LGBT+ ban school is 'offensive'

Vice president claims United States has a ‘rich history’ of ‘Christian education’

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Ed Kessler The A-Z of Believing: W is for Words

Can religion get lost in translation? Ed Kessler, head of the Woolf Institute, presents the 23rd part in a series on belief and scepticism

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Ed Kessler The A-Z of Believing: G is for God

Must belief in one deity mean hostility towards another? Ed Kessler, head of the Woolf Institute, presents the seventh part in a series on belief and scepticism

The A-Z of Believing: F is for Fundamentalism

Are religious fundamentalists fighters for truth or unworldly fantasists? Ed Kessler, head of the Woolf Institute, presents the sixth part in a series on belief and scepticism