“In comparison with the rest of Europe, Irish people are still far more religious.” Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

At a recent Irish Association conference, Belief in the Future: Religion and Changing Identity, Rev Prof Anne Lodge, director of the Church of Ireland(...)

Bishop Tobin tweeted: LGBTQ “Pride Month” events “promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful for children.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A tweet from a US Catholic bishop, advising parents not to let their children attend LGBTQ “Pride Month” events has been described as “dispiriting” by(...)

“You are not guests or visitors. You are here by right and are the same as any other citizen,” Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney told the conference on Muslims’ representation in the media. Photograph: Getty Images

Muslims in Ireland have been strongly encouraged to remember that they are not “guests, or visitors” in Ireland, but here by right and they should eng(...)

Abul A’la Maududi: one of the  founding fathers of Pakistan

It can be difficult in today’s fraught political environment to critique Islamic teachings, or indeed any religious doctrine, in a calm and considere(...)