A YouGov poll on attitudes to the causes of Islamic and Christian terrorism shows a significant differences of views between younger and older respondents.
While “religious views” is thought to be the main cause of terrorist acts, in neither Christian… Continue reading
World Report 2016 is Human Rights Watch’s 26th annual review of human rights practices around the globe. It summarizes key human rights issues in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, drawing on events from the end of 2014… Continue reading
TUESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2016 AT 6.00 ARRIVAL FOR 6.30PM PROMPT START UNTIL 8.30PM
IN PARLIAMENT (ROOM TO BE CONFIRMED)
The meeting will be considering the vexed questions of religion and interfaith in relation to issues of empire, colonialist abuse… Continue reading
After Kenyan authorities reported that Al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a bus near the northeastern village of El Wak, attempting to separate Muslims from the Christian passenger, a number of Muslims reportedly stood up against the radical gunmen and told them “to… Continue reading
“If ‘Satanic Islam’ pastor James McConnell goes to jail I will go with him, insists Muslim cleric” is the headline in the Belfast Telegraph, as the Belfast Pastor faces prosecution for a sermon describing Islam as heathen and satanic.
The… Continue reading
For the 30th year the Westminster Interfaith Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace with the Hounslow Friends of Faith in the Hounslow area took place. Two members of the All Faiths Network also participated. Launching the Pilgrimage were MPs Ruth Cadbury (Brentford… Continue reading
A press statement on The Church of England official website welcomes the recent Court of Appeals judgement as “upholding the freedom of clergy to be office holders rather than employees”.
The judgement, in the widely reported case regarding former… Continue reading
Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) are calling for proposed new ‘race and religion’ laws in Myanmar to be scrapped, amid fears they could fuel discrimination and violence
Amnesty fear the proposed laws could entrench… Continue reading
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on Tuesday about recent religious attacks and conversion attempts in the country, affirming his and his Government’s commitment to freedom of religion.
Modi was speaking at a national celebration of the Elevation to Sainthood… Continue reading
radical: characterized by departure from tradition, innovative or progressive (Oxford Dictionary of English)
[More from the House of Lords November 27th debate.]
Last November the Lords debated the role of religion and belief in British public life. Coming to… Continue reading