BBC accused of sidelining religion by axing top post

Jan 30, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: The BBC has been accused to treating religion as the “fag end” of its priorities at a time of massive global upheaval after announcing it is to scrap its high-profile position of head of religion to cut costs. Aaqil Ahmed, the first Muslim to hold the post, and one of the most outspoken BBC executives, has been told his role in commissioning programmes is to be axed as part of a shake-up. Religion is to make an unlikely alliance with science, business issues and...

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Have the bishops lost faith in the family?

Jan 22, 2015 by

By Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: My copy of On Rock or Sand?, Archbishop Sentamu’s intellectual stab at applying Christianity to the cost of living crisis, landed on my mat yesterday –  after all the brouhaha about it in the papers had subsided. So before I opened it I was well aware that the Church’s two most senior figures, the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, had come under fire for what was widely received as a highly political intervention given a general election in the...

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Europe is becoming a no God zone

Jan 21, 2015 by

By Cristina Odone, Telegraph: If we don’t act fast to protect outward signs of observance, then religion will be purged completely from public life in the West. The visitor to London walks past the plaited breads stacked in the window of a Jewish Deli. A passerby wears a hijab. Children in grey uniforms run out of the gates of the Catholic school. The air fills with their cries – and with the peal of bells from the Anglican church. A snapshot of our capital city, circa 2015. Cherish it,...

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Gender divide in religious belief, survey suggests

Jan 21, 2015 by

From BBC News: A big gender divide exists between men and women in their 40s in belief in God and life after death, a poll suggests. Of the British men surveyed, 54% said they were atheists or agnostics compared with only 34% of women. The study also showed that Muslims in the survey had the fewest doubts about the existence of God and the afterlife. The research involving more than 9,000 British people born in 1970 was analysed at the University of Essex. Evangelical The figures showed a...

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One-ism or two-ism?

Jan 12, 2015 by

From TruthXchange: There are only two religions, Two-ism or One-ism, and you have to make a spiritual choice. Do you worship the universe and the things within it? Or do you worship the personal, triune God outside the universe, who made it, tells us about it, and enters into a relationship of love with His creatures? There is no other option. On our website, you will find many helpful resources to guide your choice, including our monthly comment on the culture, called Inside Out. TruthXchange...

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Using the Charlie Hebdo killings to attack religion is just cowardice

Jan 11, 2015 by

By David Robertson, Christian Today: [..]  Apparently our politicians are “brave” because they resist the Churches’ stance on same sex marriage, abortion and euthanasia. And those of us who are ‘religious’ are all to be lumped together as a danger to society. The Herald (Scottish version) did not of course publish the cartoons that led to the massacre (now that would have been brave solidarity) – instead it played into the militants’ hands by linking...

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