I honestly thought that there was some spiritual background to being the Roman Catholic Pope. You are officially the successor of Saint-Peter, and as such the protector of the Church on Earth. After all you are entitled to the keys to Heaven. I thought that the Pope was elected because the Holy Spirit would induce the [...]
This week’s Analysis episode (BBC Radio 4) gives listeners who, like me, are unfamiliar with the Middle-East a very good introduction to the Alawis, or Alawites. They are a sect of Islam, considered by Sunnis as heterodox.
They have been a minority, who felt persecuted for [...]
The UK government has made proposal to move towards gay marriage in England and Wales, and the Church of England does not approve. On BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, the Bishop of Leicester was giving his reaction. I think for anyone [...]
Keith O’Brien, a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, has criticised British Prime Minister David Cameron for his immoral attitude towards the poor.
My message to David Cameron, as the head of our government, is to seriously think again about this Robin Hood [...]
I recently listened to this edition of NPR’s This American Life. “Switched at Birth” tells the story of how two girls were switched at birth, grew up in very different families, and got to learn it only 43 years later. Needless to say that the [...]
I recently went to visit the Hajj exhibition at the British Museum. The Hajj is one of the five pillars of the Muslim faith: it is the pilmigrage to Mecca that Muslims believe they have to do once in their life, as a reenactment of what the prophet [...]
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