With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as “pastors” for the non-religious.
Kevin is a long time American resident of the British city. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he has reported for New York Newsday and a number of Midwestern newspapers.
August 24, 2016, 12:08 AM EDT
July 29, 2016, 12:36 AM EDT
Following the murder of a French priest this week in the latest terror attack on European soil, churches in Britain have proclaimed they are “alert, but not alarmed.”
July 15, 2016, 1:09 AM EDT
A coalition of campaigners for women’s rights is vowing to boycott the British government’s first-ever inquiry into the use of shari’a , viewing its terms as inadequate. The inquiry was set in motion earlier this year by Prime Minister Theresa May in her previous capacity as Home Secretary.
July 7, 2016, 12:40 AM EDT
It was a moment Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn – and indeed large swathes of the British public – had been awaiting for years.
June 22, 2016, 6:09 PM EDT
In June 1975, Margaret Thatcher was the new leader of the opposition Conservative Party, having risen to the position months before. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was playing in movie theaters and on the second day of the month – three days before a referendum that was to keep Britain in the European Economic Community – light snow fell across the nation, appearing as far south as the capital.
June 13, 2016, 2:30 AM EDT
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, addresses the media in Canterbury, England in January 2016.
May 26, 2016, 12:39 AM EDT
As the British government considers further plans to tackle religious extremism, it has also announced that it will soon introduce student loans that comply with Islamic law (shari’a).
May 4, 2016, 11:48 PM EDT
As a tumultuous, often sharp-edged campaign comes to a close, polls predict that residents of the British capital will elect human-rights lawyer Sadiq Khan as their first Muslim mayor on Thursday.
Amid UK Debate Over Immigration, Some American Skilled Visa Holders Will Have to Leave – Or Face Deportation
April 6, 2016, 11:58 PM EDT
As the British wrangle over immigration, some Americans trying to make a life in the United Kingdom charge that they are being unfairly targeted by the government.
March 14, 2016, 5:08 PM EDT
Campaigners for Britain to leave the European Union reacted furiously on Monday to reports that President Obama will use a visit to England to urge the British to remain a member.
December 8, 2008, 6:07 AM EST
London (CNSNews.com) – Once upon a time, Alistair Darling, who as Chancellor of the Exchequer is now in charge of the British treasury, wanted to see a revolution in the United Kingdom. As a rising young politician in Scotland during the 1980s, Darling wore his hair long, supported the International Marxist Group and, old friends say, would have eagerly nationalized every bank in Britain had he had a chance.
November 26, 2008, 5:44 AM EST
London (CNSNews.com) – As Britain increasingly turns away from religion, a new report claims that children of all faiths are being bullied because of their beliefs. In a survey of more than 800 11- to 16-year-olds conducted throughout Britain earlier this year, 23 percent of respondents said they had been bullied because of their religion.
November 17, 2008, 4:39 AM EST
Manger Square in Bethlehem (Photo by Julie Stahl/CNSNews.com)
November 6, 2008, 5:05 AM EST
President-elect Barack Obama gives a cursory wave to media as he gets into his car after meetings in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 5, 2008, 2:15 AM EST
Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama arrive at the Babylon cinema in central Berlin late Tuesday evening, Nov. 4, 2008, for an election party organized by Democrats aboard. (AP Photo)
November 4, 2008, 5:02 AM EST
A supporter wears an Obama watch as the Democratic presidential candidate speaks at a rally in Northern Virginia on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 30, 2008, 5:28 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – Democrat faced off against Republican on Wednesday night as the battle for the American presidency played out in the British capital. Home to an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Americans, Britain has seen visits from a number of presidential candidates this year, as well as extensive fundraising and get-out-the-vote efforts from both parties.
October 23, 2008, 4:47 AM EDT
In what humanists are calling a victory over religion, buses in the British capital will soon carry advertisements for atheism.
October 17, 2008, 5:19 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – British political experts have mixed views on a proposal by Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain to bring the British institution of parliamentary “Question Time” to America. Introduced in the 1950s, Question Time is a political fixture under which Britain’s prime minister comes before the House of Commons once a week – while parliament is in session – to answer questions.
October 13, 2008, 5:57 AM EDT
London (CNSNews.com) – Sweeping legal challenges must be made against the creeping introduction of Islamic law (shari’a) in the United Kingdom, the head of a new body of former Muslims said here Friday. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, a group bringing together former adherents of the Islamic faith as well as humanists, held its first international conference in London. Several speakers decried the rise of what they called “political Islam” across Europe.