Tag Archives: Islam

Another Cliché: “I can be moral without being Christian”

I can’t stop thinking about clichés!   Here is another one. Philip Adams uses it a lot, but he is not the only one. This cliché is ‘It is possible to live a moral life, or to have a good … Continue reading

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Whats The Matter With Halal Food?

Recently some people in Australia have attracted attention by objecting to Halal certification of foods eaten by Australians. I thought that this idea was worth exploring. The first thing to say is that the words ‘Halal’ are the closest thing … Continue reading

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A Bit More on ‘The Authority of The Bible’ and how it ‘Happens’ to Us

I am reading Tim Costello’s new book ‘Faith’ during morning prayers. It is a great book in the tradition of those collections of ‘readings for each day.’ One story he tells is of a Lebanese Christian man, Milak, who is … Continue reading

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Negotiating Between Cultures: What The Issue About Shaking Hands After Class Made Me Think About

In a school near Basel in Switzerland there has been some controversy recently  over the refusal of some Muslim students to follow the local custom   by shaking hands with their teachers at the end of a class. This situation represents … Continue reading

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A Better Response to the Building of a Mosque than to Oppose It

Here is an interesting story that I picked up from an Australian newspaper. “ Residents Bendigo of [a city in Victoria, Australia] who oppose a plan to build the town’s first mosque say that the building will attract more Muslims … Continue reading

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How Christians Can Respond to the e.mails encouraging fear and polarisation about Islam

Reflection 1-9-13 I received an e.mail this week which was one of those ‘circular’ e.mails which ask you to ‘pass it on’. There were a number of pictures of Muslim Friday Prayers, with people taking up a part of Park … Continue reading

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