French backlash against Muslims after teacher beheaded

Anti-Islamic sentiment is rising in France after a history teacher was beheaded for showing caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed to his class. Muslim leaders have condemned the attack as against the teachings of Islam.

Summer’s over: Paganism and the festival of Samhain

The festival of Samhain on 31 October, has ancient origins marking variously the end of summer, the beginning of the Celtic new year, the veneration of the dead and a fire festival in the agricultural year. It is observed by many Pagans and is associated with divining the future.

First rabbi for York in 800 years

York’s fledgling Jewish community has raised tens of thousands of pounds to engage the city’s first rabbi since the reign of Edward I.

Factsheet: Judaism

Fact sheet with suggested commentators on the beliefs, organisation, customs and groups within Judaism – the first of the Abrahamic religions.