August 12, 2010

Christians urged to share a little peace

by David Masters

Christians in the UK are being urged to share a little peace with their neighbours. The Methodist Church has published a new booklet, A Gift of Peace, featuring reflections on peace from a range of sources, including the Bible, Lao Tzu, Benjamin Franklin and Mother Theresa. Churches are being encouraged to give the booklets away […]

Church bells to ring for biodiversity

by David Masters

Church bells across the UK will ring next month to mark crucial United Nations talks on biodiversity. Bell ringers at all kinds of places of worship from small parish churches to large cathedrals will ring their bells on 22 September as the UN General Assembly meets to discuss the biodiversity crisis for the first time […]

August 11, 2010

Great Pyramid at Giza tunnels to be probed

by Rachael Grant

A mysterious set of tunnels in the Khufu Pyramid at Giza are about to be given over to robotic exploration, after a team from Leeds University were given permission to work with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. At the heart of the pyramid are two main chambers: the King’s Chamber and the Queen’s Chamber. While […]

August 10, 2010

Cardinal defends Lockerbie bomber’s release

by David Masters

The leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland has defended the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Cardinal Keith O’Brien said the Scottish government did the right thing when it released Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi last year on compassionate grounds. The cardinal made the comments after American lawmakers suggested an investigation into al-Megrahi’s release. O’Brien said Scottish […]

Young Muslims attend anti-terrorism summer camp

by David Masters

Over 1,000 young Muslims attended an anti-terrorism summer camp in Warwick this weekend. The three day event, organised by Muslim scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, includes workshops on countering extremist views. Qadri, founder of the Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) movement, recently published a 600-page “fatwa on terrorism”, which claimed to “remove decisively” any religious justification for Islamic […]

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