Faith

Beyond Islamophobia: Decolonial Fights From An Islamic Perspective

William Barylo | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK
William Barylo

We need to see beyond our wounds. Islam teaches that those who suffer are the best ones to show the way to others. Like Bilal, from victims, we can rise and become guides and teachers.

Extremism and the Battle Against Ignorance and Misinformation

Nasser D. Khalili | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Nasser D. Khalili

The collective despair and anger at the lives snatched away by terrorism, most recently witnessed in the horror of Tunisia, France and Kuwait, continue to remind us how a perverse ideology is polluting the minds of people in our communities.

On Religion and Faith

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

I've written about a whole host of different topics in the past. I've written about marriage, sexuality, success, the future, and a whole host more, but yet I've never discussed religion, despite it continuing to be a large part of our society. I had a conversation with a friend a while back, in which we talked about lots of big issues, eventually getting into religion, which sparked some more of my thoughts on the subject.

'Major' Change Is Needed To Educate Youths About Tolerance And Different Beliefs, Report Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A major shift in education policy is needed in order to educate young people about tolerance and different faiths, a report has warned. The paper, ...

This Bunch of Friends Is Changing London

William Barylo | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
William Barylo

Have you ever dreamt about exploring the cultural treasures of London but wondering how to access it and get immersed in these wonderful universes?

My Confirmation

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

There is a candle there which continually burns in remembrance of them. I like to think my candle is symbolic of the everlasting flame of Christianity which burns inside me illuminating my soul. I am now ready to move onto the next chapter in my life.

St John's

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I am looking forward to my Christianity growing. My church is welcoming, fun and friendly. I would encourage anyone who is curious about Christianity to pay a visit to St John's.

Jehovah's Witnesses Give Presents Their Own Way

Lara Ruffle Coles | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Ruffle Coles

I savour a present, a thoughtful gift, I don't want something for the sake of tradition, and I want to give others presents I've pondered over, or that I've spotted in a shop and instantly know they will love. That's the message my religious and non-religious family gave me.

The Cross and the Ballot Box

Canon J.John | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Canon J.John

I do not know how evangelicals will vote in this election; a number of people I talk to have still not made up their minds. I have confidence, however, that evangelicals will play a significant part in the election. I have a still greater confidence that, in the years ahead, the role of evangelicals in the political process will be very significant indeed.

How Faith Survives the Crushing Weight of Rationality

Paul Beaumont | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK
Paul Beaumont

As I write this, people in Nepal are pulling out the broken bodies of their loved ones from the pulverised remains of their buildings, amongst the stench of death in the aftermath of a 7.8 Richter scale earthquake.

Britain Is One Of The Least Religious Countries In The World

PA | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

The UK is among the least religious countries in the world, with less than a third of Britons identifying as religious, according to a new poll. In...

Why Its Time to Challenge Our Religious Leaders...

Jonny Freeman | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

Rights are continuing to improve across the world, pride festivals are a regular sight across the biggest cities and to most of us, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or plus is OKAY. Yet walk into the church and we still face major problems.

Climate Change Is Too Important to Be Left to the Eco-Warriors

Joe Ware | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Climate change is, at its core, an issue of injustice. Those that are least responsible for creating the problem, are the ones who are suffering the most. Livelihoods are being destroyed, people are forced to leave their homes and extreme weather events make widows and orphans.

If John McClane Became a Priest

Adam Hamdy | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Running a marathon in one of the world's hot spots would seem risky to most people, but Doug has a history of undertaking endeavours that would make other people blench.

Sermons: Why Language Matters

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

No-one, said Hirsch in his German sermons and his German writings, should be excluded from European society because of their faith or culture. And no-one should be allowed to abuse their own faith and culture to exclude their own flock from European society.

Us and Them in Nigeria

Ian Linden | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK
Ian Linden

Solidarities grounded in ethnicity and faith do not always win over other criteria: who might prove less corrupt, who might distribute oil wealth more widely, even to the poor, who might perform the minimal requirement of a functioning state, the provision of security to its citizens?

Is God a Monster? A Response to Stephen Fry

Madeleine Davies | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Madeleine Davies

I think we're a bit embarrassed about talking about the actual experience of faith here in the UK. But surely it's this that enables people to struggle with theodicy but believe in, love, and even trust in God anyway.

World Hijab Day 2015: Empowerment and Equality Through a Piece of Cloth

Priyanka Mogul | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Priyanka Mogul

When I wore the hijab there was nothing unusual that happened to me and nothing very different that I experienced while going about my day - most of the time I forgot it was there. I realised that it was more of an experience for myself, rather than an experience to judge the reactions of other people towards me.

Will Prayer Power Rid The World Of ISIS And Ebola?

Jake Warren | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

The society has an outreach program and has a unique method of alleviating suffering in the world. They believe through channeling positive prayer energy and storing it in batteries, they can then release it around the world when critically needed.

Atheism: Keeping the Faith

Michael Collier | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Michael Collier

It's not my intention to invert the status quo and start bashing atheists. There's enough bashing going on as it is. What is interesting, writing as someone who doesn't really think of himself as either, is to observe the distinct similarities in each group.

If Only We Knew What Prophet Muhammad Stood For!

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this critical time when some nihilistic criminals misuse the nobility of Islamic faith, it is high time to bring back the spirit of Islamic enlightenment enshrined in those early years of Islam's history.

Why I Hate Religion And You Should Too

Jake Warren | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I choose to my put my faith in humanity, I don't feel the need for a creator to make sense of the world whether he takes an active interest or not. For me the trick is to be content in the not knowing bit, I don't know and I probably never will categorically know...

So Kids, I Lied About Santa, But Jesus Is Real

Sally Fraser | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

It breaks my heart to think that if she finds out Santa is made up then God and Jesus will go with him. I couldn't handle that because my jaded, patchy grown-up's faith is so strengthened by her perfect child-like one. At this time of year I need that more than ever; I honestly don't know how people survive Christmas without Christ.

Lucy Sherriff

Faith Feminism And Fashion: The Christian Women's Magazine Breaking Every Stereotype

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Faith, feminism and fashion; three words you don't usually hear in the same sentence - and a perception the newly launched bi-annual Magnify magazine ...

LGBT - Let God Be There

Jonny Freeman | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jonny Freeman

As a church we can't teach how bad sin is, to love your neighbour as yourself, to live in Jesus' example; then attach 10 asterisks at the bottom of the page with our 'terms and conditions'. I'm sick of feeling part of a faith that, in part, will charitably give with one hand and damage with the other. Its literal hypocrisy, and its nothing like the religion that I believe in...