Extremists – what us?

UK Christian Concern’s Chief Executive and member of the General Synod, Andrea Williams, has spoken against the practice [of Zen meditation classes within the York Cathedral precinct], stating that it is “deceptive”┬áto mix the teachings of two very different belief systems. “The idea that we can pick and choose practises from other religions is found…

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Dodgy Padres!

Wobbly church fathers, monks and rabbis! Trouble with the Franciscans Michael Day, writing in the Independent, notes how the Order has been ’embroiled in a scandal in which charitable proceeds were invested illegally in shell companies in Switzerland, Kenya, Eritrea and the Middle East, some of them linked to arms and drugs trafficking’. Apparently the…

Muslims only care for their own? What arrant nonsense!

It was the Muslim community in Rwanda that provided sanctuary to both Hutus and Tutsis…but there are many other examples of such interventions to help others in the name of a common humanity. During WW2, the Muslims of Paris risked life and limb to rescue Jews from the Nazis.. There is wide recognition among both…

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Fancy that! Remember Rwanda?

  Rev. Patrick Sookhedo, the Guyana-born International Director of the Barnabus Fund and former Archbishop George Carey are two churchmen frequently finger-wagging Muslims for their ‘intolerance’ and ‘violence’, particularly in the African context:   1. ‘Christians form less than one percent of the population of the Muslim-majority country Niger. Experience in other countries shows that…