islam

  • 18 Jan 2008

    British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith yesterday outlined government plans to target websites promoting extremism, as part of efforts to stop "vulnerable people" being "groomed for violent extremism" by radical Jihadist groups.

  • 16 Jan 2008

    The second meeting of an Evangelical Christian-Muslim Dialogue took place in Tripoli last week, and is seen by participants as an important step forward in understanding between two faith traditions that have often been at loggerheads.

  • 21 Dec 2007

    Led by Dr Chris Hewer

    This course tries to give a basic introduction to Islam within the confines of six hours. Sessions normally cover:
    Setting the framework to understand Islam

  • 1 Dec 2007

    Several thousand people marched in Sudan's capital Khartoum yesterday, calling for a tougher sentence for a British teacher imprisoned for insulting religion. But many other Muslims have called for her immediate release.

  • 30 Nov 2007

    As schoolteacher Gillian Gibbons' lawyers prepare an appeal against a 15-day jail sentence imposed in Sudan over the naming of a teddy bear, Muslims in Britain have joined in condemning the decision and calling for clemency.

  • 13 Nov 2007

    The Metropolitan Police have signed a deal with a US company to provide them with a introductory course about Islam. Jones Knowledge Group announced yesterday that it was to bring its new course 'Understanding Islam: An Introduction' to police officers.

  • 2 Nov 2007

    An imam, a Christian minister, and a striking janitor from Indiana are coming to London to speak at a trade union gathering, to stress the importance of workers' rights in Islamic social thought, and to take on a company they say is violating them.

  • 30 Oct 2007

    Part of the religion and secularism network events.

  • 24 Oct 2007

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday called on mosques and other houses of worship across the US to offer prayers for rain to help put out wildfires currently raging in California.

  • 24 Oct 2007

    Former PM Tony Blair is meeting religious leaders confidentially to establish plans for an international inter-faith foundation to promote greater cooperation between the faiths and to work against extremism practiced in the name of religion.