Where Are Our Leaders Of Cohesion? Ten Points to Ponder and Act Upon

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Stephen Shashoua

Here we are again, another stream of tragedies with lives, families, and communities torn apart. The loss of life last week at the hands of Daesh numb...

Why Faith Is a Solution Not a Problem

Daniel Singleton | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK
Daniel Singleton

In the light of the recent terror attacks in Paris, it might not seem the best time for this blog about the positive nature of faith; I did pen in before the most recent incidents. However, on the other hand maybe this is just the right time to put out this opinion, to exercise freedom of expression, in favour of faith. No one should be cowed into a corner at a time like this unable to express thought and opinion.

Starbucks: The Grinch That (Didn't) Steal Christmas

Emma Yeomans | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Yeomans

This is a time of year when my faith is not just tolerated, but happily shared by people of other faiths or none. The entitlement of somebody standing up and complaining about a cup - a cup! - when their faith is so openly embraced is staggering, and shows a complete disconnect with some of the harsher aspects of life. Please, let us enjoy Christmas in peace and goodwill, without these petty complaints - it is the season for it, after all.

I Am Forgetting to Live

Maliha Reza | Posted 05.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Maliha Reza

I hope both you and I read this in a few years and realise we learnt how to live in our own ways. I hope we learn more every day and I hope memories that we made become (in time) something we come to treasure rather than despise.

The Beginning of my Journey with Faith

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I loved visiting the historic Baroque churches in the City of London, close to where I live. I would often go and sit, admiring the architecture and s...

Greenbelt 2015: Corbyn's Bard, Cyborgs and the Devil

Joe Ware | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Joe Ware

The musical highlight this year was Grace Petrie and the Benefits Culture who roused a damp Monday night crowd with their politically charged folk songs. Grace Petrie is the musical soul of Corbynmania. Heartfelt catchy tunes delivering lyrics of love and protest which sum up her generation of politically engaged youth who despise the political establishment.

Faith in the Face of Climate Change

Joe Ware | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK
Joe Ware

Among the more recognised names that will be occupying the stages at this year's Greenbelt festival over the August Bank Holiday, will be a little known Filipino priest called Father Herbert Fadriguella.

'Every Good Deed is an Act of Charity'

Yousaf Aftab | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Yousaf Aftab

Kamal Aftab, who has died aged 33, was a youth mentor, fundraising champion and optometrist. He was also my younger brother. Originally from Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, Kamal died at Leeds' Saint James's University Hospital on the 7 August 2015 after a six-week battle against Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. My brother's passion was simple, but vast: it was the service of humanity.

Christians Are Completely Owning People Criticising 'Songs Of Praise'

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

People of faith have responded to criticism of BBC religious series Songs of Praise after it was revealed the programme will visit ‘The Jungle’ mi...

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?