Monthly Archives: January 2015

Christian leaders back call for new law against global tax dodging

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk of Quakers in Britain (BYM), is one of the ecumenical signatories to the following statement calling on all political parties to pledge that if they win the coming UK election, then they will rapidly introduce a Tax … Continue reading

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Why we come to meeting for worship

We’ve produced a new leaflet, where more than twenty people involved in the meeting say what they get from our regular silent worship and spiritual community.  I’m trying to figure out how to put it on the website, but in … Continue reading

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Worrying risk in antisemitism

The Community Standards Trust, which campaigns for safety for the Jewish community, hit the headlines with claims that many Jews were considering leaving the country.  The Jewish Chronicle responded with its own survey, which confirmed concerns about rising antisemitism, but … Continue reading

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In defence of multicultural Birmingham

In the wake of the Paris bombings there has been much media hysteria about the Islamification of European cities, not least from the US TV channel Fox News.  Steve Emerson, a “terrorism expert” for the Fox News, claimed  that Birmingham is … Continue reading

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Define religious

Traditionally the British courts, and British dictionaries, defined religion as a belief in God or a Supreme Being.  This meant Buddhists, Jains, some other eastern religions and much of the New Age weren’t religious. Another definition I have seen is … Continue reading

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