‘Hero’ who saved Jewish children dies at 106
Sir Nicholas Winton has died. He rescued children from the Nazis. But does his story tell us that humans can do extraordinary good, or are willing to let dreadful evil happen?
The pope, the good samaritan and the refugees
Pope Francis, the head of the Catholic Church, has offered three refugee families a home. He has been called a ‘good samaritan’ — but will his decision achieve...
Exposed: the problems of giving to charity
This Christmas, Britain’s newspapers once again asked readers to donate money to good causes. People gave generously — but is giving cash the best way to do good?
Three nations claim Santa and the North Pole
Canada, Russia and Denmark all say that the Arctic ice caps - including the North Pole - belong to them. Which country does Father Christmas call home?
Forecasters hope for a white Christmas
Although no one can be sure, weather forecasters have said that there is a chance of snow on Christmas Day this year. Why is snow part of our festive traditions?
Away in a manger: ‘miracle’ in New York
This week, we read the amazing story of a real newborn baby found in a manger, just like Jesus. What role does the Christmas story still play?
Church anger as prayer ad banned in cinemas
A Church of England advert featuring the Lord’s Prayer will not be seen in most cinemas after an agency refused to show it. Should religions be able to advertise?