Category - judaism

  • 23 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.

  • 24 Jan 2013

    Church of England bishops and the Methodist President are among signatories to a multifaith letter calling for an end to a financial system built on unjust debt.

  • 2 Dec 2012

    The Israeli government is planning to build a military base on the Mount of Olives, a site that has sacred significance in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

  • 25 Jul 2012

    Faith groups are divided on the Scottish government's announcent that they will push ahead with a bill to give legal recognition to same-sex marriage.

  • 8 Jul 2012

    In a historic move, the United Reformed Church has become the largest faith group in Britain to decide to bless same-sex partnerships on its premises.

  • 1 Jul 2012

    Rabbi James Baaden has written a very challenging and helpful blog post in response to a recent article I wrote same-sex marriage. James challenges aspects of my approach to the issue, particularly as they concern Judaism and the Hebrew Bible.

  • 16 Mar 2012

    Several religious groups have expressed support for same-sex marriage, saying that church leaders who oppose it do not speak for them.

  • 7 Mar 2012

    The Movement for Reform Judaism have declared their support for same-sex marriage. They are the largest British faith group so far to back the move.

  • 23 Nov 2011

    The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is due to share worship with leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities at a mosque.

  • 22 Jul 2010

    The willingness to stand out has brought about both a kind of ‘Jewish renaissance’ in Britain and also a very public discourse of insecurity, says Keith Kahn-Harris. But the resulting turbulence that has brought about some very positive outcomes.