Category - islam

  • 25 Sep 2014

    The UK government is seeking parliament’s approval to join the USA in carrying out air strikes on Iraq. The aim is to weaken Isis forces, responsible for various atrocities. But the attack may strengthen them instead.

  • 17 Aug 2014

    This morning, I was invited onto BBC Ulster’s Sunday Sequence programme to discuss my response as a Christian pacifist to the situation in northern Iraq. Our discussion followed headlines reporting that English church leaders have criticised the UK government’s response to Islamic extremism.

  • 16 Jun 2014

    At least three Muslims were shot dead in southern Sri Lanka after a hardline ‘Sinhala Buddhist’ group went on the rampage. Dozens more were injured and buildings set alight as the Bodu Bala Sena marched on Aluthgama and surrounding areas.

  • 1 May 2014

    If you believe the Daily Mail, then a European election candidate has been arrested “for quoting Winston Churchill”.

  • 24 Dec 2013

    As a teetotal Christian, I would not want to sell alcohol. If I worked at Marks & Spencer, and had politely asked a customer to pay another member of staff for her champagne, I doubt that it would have led to a national media story. Marks & Spencer’s policy on this issue has hit the headlines because of a staff member who made such a request – and who is a Muslim. This conveniently suits the agenda of the right-wing media, obsessed as they are with portraying Muslims as weird.

  • 17 Nov 2013

    On Monday 18 November 2013 the two Edinburgh branches of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) will be meeting together to look at representations of Islam in the media.

  • 26 Aug 2013

    Just Festival and its predecessor, the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, has been concerned over the years to strike up a genuine personal, artistic, spiritual and cultural conversation among the different religions and beliefs that make up our country.

  • 9 Aug 2013

    British Christian denominations are passing on greetings to the Muslim Community today, on the feast of 'Id ul-Fitr (Eid).

  • 5 Jun 2013

    Our valued associate Dr Harry Hagopian has been as busy as ever in travelling, advising, writing and broadcasting on the ever developing events across the Middle East and North Africa region.

  • 2 Jun 2013

    “I'll get you a nice cup of tea.” There can be few people in these islands – particularly in England – who have not heard these words at a time of distress. In shock or bereavement many of us will have smiled through our tears at being gently offered the national sacrament of solidarity.