Living well with your neighbours is like riding a bike, the most difficult part is making a start, after that the momentum does the hard work for you. I can tell you that although I have paraphrased a German ambassador, this has been true for me and my friends.
I'll admit that I picked up Qasim Rashid's latest book "Talk to Me" with a little apprehension. I had no fear of the quality
Last week, the first week of February was traditionally the 'World Interfaith Harmony Week' as designated by the United Nations
The terrible war being waged by the barbaric thugs of Daesh (ISIS) across the Middle East, and now North Africa too, continues almost unabated. Local populations are being terrorised and minorities, in particular, are facing unprecedented levels of persecution.
Years of chronic underdevelopment in one of the poorest countries in the world laid the groundwork for the current crisis
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.
The conference followed intense threats to religious freedom, such as the recent ban on religious slaughter in Denmark as well as the far-right's shameful resurgence across the European Union.
You say 'Shabbat', I say 'Sabbath'? Do Jews and Christians share a belief in the goodness of Sabbath rest? What better way to find out than invite over 40 clergy to immerse themselves in the Jewish Shabbat for a weekend.
Interfaith dialogue will have to take its place as a crucial item on everybody's agenda. It is heartening to get behind these students - the leaders of tomorrow - who show us that faith and religion is still relevant to life's meaning and for flourishing, dynamic, societies.
The common theological heritage and the mutual reverence of Jesus and his mother by both Muslims and Christians has sadly, become sullied throughout history as Islam and Christianity are often portrayed as implacable enemies, embroiled in conflict. The reality is, despite the troubled history. there have been epochs where Christians and Muslim have co-existed in peace.