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A Christian Ramadan Retreat

Julian Bond | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

On the day I got up as usual, it was still dark, and made breakfast. I prayed the Lord's Prayer - 'give us this day our daily bread!' and asked for strength in fasting as a spiritual exercise. I finished breakfast around 06.30 (discovering later that the fast should began at 05.30, no imam for guidance though I could have researched it better - this was several years ago).

Should We Evangelise? Reflections, and Tips, From the World of Inter-Faith

Julian Bond | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

Our dialogues which both underpin and overarch our practical initiatives will include reflecting on what we might say together, and differently, about the mission of Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad...

Christian Pastor Wants To Exterminate Gays For An 'Aids-Free Christmas'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- An American Baptist pastor has called for the mass killing of all homosexuals and transgender people to bring about an “Aids-free world ...

Drinking Beer With Richard Rohr in New Mexico

Jonty Langley | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Jonty Langley

The first time I met Richard Rohr, I disgraced myself. It was at the wonderful Greenbelt festival, where Father Richard was a speaker.

Pictures Show Iraqi Refugees On Mountain Where They 'Fear Slaughter But Face Starvation If They Remain'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Politics

These incredible pictures have emerged, showing the desperate plight of members of Iraq's Yazidi religious minority as they hide from the Islamists wh...

Royal Ramblings: In Conversation with Al Snow

Danny Stone | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport
Danny Stone

Last week, we had the opportunity to sit down with a wrestling hero, Al Snow. Here in London for the Film and Comic Convention, we found him to be thoughtful and engaging. He spoke to us about a range of topics from business to relationships, showcasing his forensic knowledge of the profession. We left, having been thoroughly schooled by the head-master.

A Sidelined Conflict in the Heart of Africa

Omayma El Ella | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK
Omayma El Ella

We cannot afford to allow another tragedy to take place in Africa and we cannot afford to be complacent in our response. The regional ramifications and the human cost are too great for this to be another forgotten crisis.

Christians Know That We Don't Live in a Christian Society

Dr Simon Duffy | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Simon Duffy

As a Christian I am always pleased when someone comes out of the closet and admits that they are a Christian, but it was with very mixed feelings that I read David Cameron's admission of faith. He seems rather muddled about what Christianity means and there are reasons to think that his declaration has a rather different motive.

Azerbaijan's Jewish Heritage - A Hidden Gem

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Fiyaz Mughal

Have you heard of Azerbaijan I asked the interfaith activist? No, was the response back and is that not a place in the East? Another activist blurted out reflexively saying, "isn't it some Russian state?"

Keep Calm, We're British!

Julian Bond | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Julian Bond

I couldn't resist the trite title. Fretting about 'Britishness' seems to be at heart of what it means to be British. It has a familiar feel to it in our media, and not just the tabloids...

Mehdi Hasan

'I Get A Lot Of My Anger At Injustice From My Faith'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Politics

"I guess I get a lot of my anger at injustice from my faith." Tim Farron cradles a mug of tea in his hands, as we sit in his parliamentary office ...

Christian To Sue Over Sunday Shifts

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

A Christian care worker who lost her job after refusing to work on Sundays is heading back to court this week. Celestina Mba, 58, lost a previous c...

Changing Perceptions of Christian-Muslim Marriage

Julian Bond | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

As greater numbers of couples intermarry between faiths (and between ethnicities), what can Christians and Muslims do to ease tensions when 'two faiths meet'?

Archbishop Says Gay Marriage Stance Could Be Seen As 'Wicked'

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

The Archbishop of Canterbury has said that his stance against gay marriage could be seen as "wicked". While the Most Rev Justin Welby said he would...

Christian Domestic Discipline: Spanking in the Name of the Lord

Planet Ivy | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Planet Ivy

Ever thought a marriage set strictly within the boundaries of Christian scripture sounded a bit dry? Think again. Christian Domestic Discipline (CDD) is the practice of ensuring a Christian relationship is being conducted exactly the way God demands in the scripture...

A Multicultural Saint

Fiyaz Mughal | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
Fiyaz Mughal

This picture of St George is clearly not as simple and straightforward as far-right groups such as the English Defence League (EDL) and its offshoots would like to make out when they march up and down waving the Cross of St George.

Mosque-Busters and Mega-Masjids

Julian Bond | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Bond

I have been in many masjids around the country, in some of them very little other than prayer goes on. In many there is an attached community centre with community projects. I wonder how many mosque-haters have been inside a mosque?

Islam - Friend or Foe?

Julian Bond | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

The title of this article isn't a new question, but, even after Islam Awareness Week last week and the launch of statistics about Islamophobia and att...

Christians 'Should Be Free To Wear Religious Symbols'

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

Christians should be able to wear the symbols of their religion without being discriminated against, the Archbishop of York has said. Reacting to t...

Europe Rules In Favour Of BA Worker Sacked For Wearing Cross

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

British Airways employee Nadia Eweida, who claimed she suffered religious discrimination at work because she was asked to remove her cross, has won a ...

When Two Faiths Meet

Julian Bond | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Julian Bond

The difficulties and uncertainties felt by religious communities when their members form loving relationships across religious and cultural differences can weigh heavily on couples and families.

Britain's First Atheist Church Holds Sunday Assemby

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK

Britain's first atheist church held its inaugural meeting on Sunday, gathering at a former church in North London to sing songs and celebrate life - j...

Why as a Muslim I Celebrate Christmas

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shamim Chowdhury

My enthusiasm is in no way hampered by the fact that I am Muslim, for I do not believe that by choosing to partake in a national festival, I am in any way compromising my personal beliefs. And I am not alone in this opinion. All across the land, posters for halal turkeys in butchers' shops in Muslim-populated areas such as Southall, Leicester and Birmingham stand testament to the significance Muslims place on this day.

Faith Talks, Reason Walks

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

It would be fantastic to see Catholic bishops, Muslim clerics, Buddhist monks, and radical atheists, in addition to representatives from every other strand of faith or belief in Britain given places in the House of Lords.

No Such Thing as a Non-Believer

Felicity A Morse | Posted 28.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Felicity A Morse

No one's religious anymore. Not anyone with any sense. Religion incites hatred, starts wars, and vilifies anyone who challenges its narrow-minded views. Believing in a big bearded man in the sky is stupid. I can say and do what I want because when I die I'm either going to be burnt or rot in the ground. That's it.