A deeper respect for fasting

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.

11:35am Monday 1st September 2014

RAMADAN is observed as a month of fasting before the celebration of Eid Ul Fitr. Some of my earliest memories of Ramadan are from growing up just off Barkerend Road and our next door neighbours bringing the most amazing multi-coloured rice dishes round for us (a Catholic household) to share their celebrations with them.

Soft words can heal most rifts

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Soft words can heal most rifts

4:26pm Monday 28th July 2014

THE people of the Middle East have lived the reality of inter-religious communities since the wandering Arameans began to settle their herds.

Everything by the grace of God...

9:11am Monday 28th April 2014

Nyame N’Adom – “By the Grace of God”.

We need to be confident with our faith

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford Cathedral

9:20am Monday 31st March 2014

Bradford’s ‘changed’ and predicted birth and death rates show that it will keep changing. The churches will be listening carefully to people who experience those changes most closely.

Generosity building bridges

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: SPECIAL REPORT: Bolton's food banks

9:31am Monday 17th March 2014

It’s a crying shame – some say a scandal – that our society has growing numbers of people dependent on foodbanks, soup kitchens, and Victorian-era charity hand-outs.

The right to religious freedom

9:25am Monday 24th February 2014

Religion can be a great force for good, but for many a lack of religious freedom can result in persecution on both a societal and institutional level. Over the years, BEACON’s McKenzie Friends volunteers have worked to support a number of individuals who have fled their home country due to persecution on the basis of their religious beliefs and who are looking for a place of safety in the UK. Religion is one of the five major categories protected under the Refugee Convention. As the law states (and our own morality dictates), individuals should not be asked to hide their beliefs, to lie, or to live in secret in order to live safely in their community – instead, people should be free to practise their faith both publicly and privately.

Holocaust victims not forgotten

9:36am Monday 27th January 2014

When Hitler seized power in trodden-down Germany in 1933, Germany having lost the (First) World War and endured 15 years of a troubled economy, he founded the motor company Volkswagen to build cars, employing thousands of workers who had been out of work, and built motorways.

Reasons to keep us cheerful

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author

9:31am Monday 20th January 2014

If everyone seems to have a long face today, there’s a reason for it.

What our divisions really say

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Barbara Glasson

9:28am Monday 20th January 2014

Is Christian disunity a scandal before God? Or is it something we have grown accustomed to, as though it were a creaky door that we never seem to get around to fixing?

How can we live our own good story?

9:51am Monday 9th December 2013

Human beings have been creating stories since ancient times, whether by drawings on cave walls or shaped in wood or through the oral tradition – stories have always been around.

Hope after bombing outrage

9:44am Monday 28th October 2013

Heat, noise, chaos, bureaucracy, generosity, helpfulness, guns – a whole bundle of often contradictory impressions jostle for dominance – and that’s before we’ve even left Islamabad airport!

How do you prove your nationality?

9:30am Monday 5th August 2013

Having been born in the UK, I have a passport, a driving licence, and a birth certificate – an array of documents, all of which serve to confirm my nationality.

Recycling our inner lives, too

10:11am Monday 17th June 2013

Recycling is one of the ‘buzz words’ of the 21st century, and quite right too! We had become too much of a ‘throwaway’ society, in both material and spiritual terms. Anything from plastic packaging, paper, any kind of containers and household ‘white’ goods, went into the skip. In many cases, our own emotional and spiritual lives were included in this process of dumping.

Insight into religions on faith tour

9:43am Monday 20th May 2013

Our city proudly hosts people of many faiths, but have you ever wondered about our different customs and traditions and not known who to ask?

Pessach marks the Exodus

10:02am Monday 25th March 2013

Three and a half thousand years ago, Joseph came to Egypt. He married and his family grew and became known as Hebrews. Unfortunately the king of Egypt treated them as slaves and persecuted them. Some people think that they helped to build the pyramids.

Welcoming celebration with prayer

8:47am Monday 25th February 2013

Women’s World Day of Prayer is a unique organisation – truly interdenominational and truly international, it speaks with the voices of women from all corners of the globe.

Building goodwill in hard times

8:55am Tuesday 24th April 2012

Helen Reid, director of Bradford Churches for Dialogue and Diversity

So much to learn from other faiths

8:56am Tuesday 24th April 2012

Chris Hallam, Secretary Baha’i Faith, Bradford

Easter is a time for reflection

8:58am Tuesday 24th April 2012

By Barbara Glasson

Remember the Children of Israel

8:59am Tuesday 24th April 2012

Rudi Leavor – President of Bradford Synagogue



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