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Does God exist?

This question understands God as ‘Supreme Being and Creator of the Universe’, not a specific God (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, or other).

Philosophy , Religion

Should Trans people be able to use the bathroom that matches their identity?s

Trans identity has become a politicised red button issue in the US and elsewhere. How do we get past the partisan squabbling and parse the truth of the issue.

Gender , News , Politics , Religion , Society

#CakeGate: can you refuse service on the basis of faith?

The cake that Colorado baker Jack Phillips refused to bake was the kindling that lit a nation-wide discussion in the USA - can a business deny service to an individual purely on the basis of their sexual orientation? As the Supreme Court came to a verdict in favour of the baker, the narrowness of the ruling still left the overarching question unanswered. The baker was quickly followed by others wh...

Ethics , Politics , Religion

Labour's anti-Semitism row under Jeremy Corbyn: does coverage reflect reality?

People from across the Labour movement - from Jeremy Corbyn himself through to MPs traditionally closer to New Labour - agree that there is a problem with anti-Semitism in the British political party, this question is framed to look at varying views on whether extensive media coverage has reflected the scale of the issue.

News , Politics , Religion

Should burkas be banned in the UK?

Boris Johnson MP recently divided opinion - drawing condemnation from the Prime Minister and provoking a disciplinary investigation by his Conservative Party - for controversial remarks about Muslim women who wear burkas/burqas. Though he did not advocate a ban, his comments have reignited the debate following bans on the full-face-and-body coverings becoming law in countries including France, Bel...

Politics , Religion