Roundup: Big religion, freedom from fear, freedom, defiant clergy, billboards, North Korea
Far from a turnoff, these “distractions” demonstrated the kind of radical welcome Jesus’ church practises — a welcome that allows “distractions” so that the dignity and humanity of the offender may be retained.
The silence of the international community to the plight of millions of North Koreans facing starvation and severe malnutrition was of deep concern to the members of an ecumenical forum for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, which met last week, 16 to 19 June, in Nanjing, China.
Proclaiming Jesus to be ‘‘a prophet of Islam’’ on billboards is a statement of belief and does not discriminate against or vilify Christians, the Advertising Standards Bureau has found.
More than 100 Methodist ministers in New England (USA) have pledged to marry gay couples in defiance of the denomination’s national leadership, which maintains a ban on same-sex unions.
The Burmese heroine’s Reith lectures expose our patronising attitudes to Buddhism, and injects fresh meaning into a concept we have abused.
About 120 people attended the Pitt Street Uniting Church on June 18 for the launch of Refugee Week, which was the themed “Freedom from Fear”.
Faith communities may encourage their members to contribute to society – but can politicians harness their benefits?