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The Upside for the first week of September 2022

Celebrities tap into secondhand clothes trend by selling on pre-loved sites Famous names list their unwanted items on Depop and eBay as Gen Z shuns fast fashion in favour of pre-owned purchases Full story here ‘I forgot I was blaspheming a saint!’ – Charlie Josephine on writing a non-binary Joan of Arc The Globe theatreContinue reading “The Upside for the first week of September 2022”

Controversial burkini issue in France not finished yet

The State Council discussed several pictures of different types of swimwear. The mayor of Grenoble and his lawyer argued that the permission of burkinis in public swimming areas was a decision that respects “the expression of everyone’s religious freedom” and does not pose “health and safety risks.” Furthermore, the lawyer of Grenoble asserts that a burkini is comparable to headscarves worn in public.

How the term Evangelical has grown to blur theology and ideology

In the 19th century several lay preachers who taught a non-trinitairan Biblical faith, used printed media to spread the Good News of the coming Kingdom of God, by means of tracts and pamphlets, in times that evangelicalism became deeply intertwined with a certain strain of conservative politics, to end up in the 21st century where conservative evangelists became fundamentalists totally taken by GOP politics and blurring the lines between theology and ideology.

Christians close to falling below 50pc in England

As in other industrialised countries, Great Britain is feeling the loss in its churches after the first year of CoViD isolations and lockdown.

The MAGAs and the Man

Originally posted on Emanuel Goldstein:
Everyone who reads knows that historians who specialize in the twentieth-century totalitarian regimes are split on whether the new so-called populism of the once-and-future American dictator, and autocrats like him such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, is properly deemed “fascism” or not. Most say no,…

Germany wanting to do something against racism

America and its allies have used 9/11 to wage certain wars, but with their hostilities they have also evoked great fear around the Islamic faith, making many feel threatened by Muslims.
At a time of heightened fear of Muslims, governments must try to allay that fear and stop anti-Islamism. Germany is taking its first steps in this direction.

Is religion like a physical trait

Some people unrighteously regard religion as a physical trait because they do not see the real purpose of those who try to bring their power over others and who are not afraid to use violence to do so.

Church of England under fire in wake of Liverpool suicide bombing for helping asylum seekers to ‘game’ system

A suicide bomb attack in Liverpool by a terror suspect who’s said to have moved to the UK from a Middle Eastern country several years ago, before converting to Christianity.

Myanmar targeting religious institutions

The news goes around that Myanmar’s military is torching and occupying churches and killing and detaining pastors in its latest brutal offensive in the majority-Christian Chin state on the northwest border with India. From the 17th to the late 19th century the Chin, a group of tribes of Mongol origin, have had a long sequenceContinue reading “Myanmar targeting religious institutions”

Guyana and religious mandates

The Ministry of Education recently responded to the concerns expressed by Swami Aksharananda regarding the matter of Christian-themed prayers recited at an organised event hosted by the Ministry of Education. In their response, the Ministry assured the Swami that no religion was favoured by the use of a universal prayer, reaffirming the belief that “noContinue reading “Guyana and religious mandates”