Even without God and country, the new Girl Guide promise is a masterclass in the good bits of the British personality.
The Girl Guide Promise has been rewritten to remove mentions of God or country, in a move which is likely to outrage traditionalists.
Marriage existed before the state or parliament - but politicians still see fit to change it.
Muslims must not apologise for Islamic terror. They are no more culpable than the rest of us.
The Mormon Church's recent advertising campaign is aimed at attracting new converts - but why are we giving them charitable status?
There was no room for grief or even celebration at Margaret Thatcher's funeral - just the sterile solemnity of the Establishment.
Here's a pick of the five most egregious examples which will have the Ding Dong parade screaming at their television on Wednesday.
I sense a disturbance in the Force. Jedi groups have struck back against a Scottish church who called the idea of a legally accepted Jedi wedding "completely nonsensical".
David Cameron and the other two party leaders have gone against the message of Holy Week by scapegoating immigrants, a bishop said today.
The new Archbishop of Canterbury plans to sit down for a face-to-face meeting with gay activist Peter Tatchell in what could mark a distinct break with the Anglican Church's past approach to the issue.
Pope Francis has become the Vatican's first Jesuit and Latin American pope. But will this advocate of social justice be able to move the Church on from scandal?
Cardinal Keith O'Brien appears to have been fired as head of the Catholic church in Scotland, after he allegedly committed "inappropriate acts" with four men.
Pope Benedict had clarity of vision, but he was a conservative leader at a time when the Church needed a vision of the future.
His experience of the revolutions of 1968 left him outraged at moral relativism and produced a Pope who made the Catholic Church even more resistant to change.
British Catholics were in a state of confusion and amazement today after the Vatican confirmed the Pope was resigning due to health reasons.
Opponents of gay marriage claim they should be free to discriminate. Nothing could be further from the truth.
British Christians – unlike their US counterparts – are more likely to be left-wing than conservative.
Why can't gay people go into work draped in a rainbow flag?
A British Airways employee who was banned from wearing a crucifix on her uniform was the victim of discrimination, the European court of human rights (ECHR) found today.
The coalition's bid to legalise same-sex marriage will be compared to Nazism by a Catholic bishop later.
The fight against same-sex marriage has intensified with a cross-party letter from politicians opposing the coalition's proposals.
Race is no longer an issue to most people in Britain, according to the latest census figures out today.
The Foreign Office is very vocal about freedom of religion, so why won't it raise its voice against the persecution of non-believers?
The House of Common was on course for a clash with the Church of England today, after MPs across the main parties savaged the decision not to allow women bishops.
A privileged education and a past in the oil business: why has the Church of England picked one of its self-confessed "thicker bishops" as the Archbishop of Canterbury?