An GFK-NOP opinion poll commissioned by Channel 4 TV news has revealed alarming levels of disaffection among Muslims in Britain – including distrust for the authorities and doubts over the official version of the 7/7 bombings.
After the cancellation of a February 2007 inter-faith meeting becuase of a row about a 2006 church document, Protestnats and Muslims in Germany have renewed their public dialogue again - though tensions remain.
David Ford says that slavery is still very much alive, and that the systems and ideas that underpin it also challenge the church's deep collusion with racism - and its unwillingness to be grasped by the Gospel.
The Anglican Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has apologized for the way Christians misused the Bible 200 years ago to justify slavery. In a parliamentary speech he called for more action against its modern manifestations.
The presidential election victory this week of neo-Gaullist Nicolas Sarkozy over his remaining rival, Socialist candidate Segolene Royal, has been met with riots and disturbances in many parts of France.