Website of the Week
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A series of lectures by Dr John Ashton at St Mary's University College, Twickenham.
Interesting page from the re:jesus website with a variety of images of Jesus
Great blog with quotations and extracts of inter-faith wisdom
.Destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, the ancient London City church of St. Ethelburga's was rebuilt as a Centre for Reconciliation and Peace. The Centre offers courses, training, meetings advice and expertise to build understanding between faiths and cultures.
project to create and post on line a copy of the Bible hand written by hundereds of people around the country in celebration of the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible translation.
Resources from the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
Website of actor James Burke-Dunsmore who has made a career out of portraying Jesus in theatre and passion play performances
Blogspot of Ray Gaston, a very remarkable Christian interfaith, peace and justice activisit. Ray's book on experiencing Christian - Muslim relationships "A Heart Broken Open" is important and highly recomended reading for anyone involved in interfaith relationships.
Each summer on the Wintershall Estate in Surrey the Life of Christ is presented in a major open air play, drawing audiences of thousands. On Good Friday 22nd April the "Passion" or Easter section of the play will be performed in Trafalgar Square. This is a free public event with big screens and high quality sound to enable everyone to see and hear the action clearly.
Visual Theology is a sort of spiritual imaging blogspot by church leader David Perry. His often striking images form the basis of wide ranging reflections in the Christian tradition. It's imaginative, well produced and has the wonderful knack of presenting profound ideas in easily accessible way. There are even generous copyright permissions to make use of the images.
Read the Christmas story for yourself - a 3-minute presentation tells the Christmas story using words from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Test your knowledge on world religions in these on line quizzes.
MCB is one of the main organisations representing the Muslim community in the UK. Good website for information, news and views from the British Muslim community.
Organisation supporting and advising those involved in inter-faith relationships
The "Shap Working Party on Education in Religions" produces a number of resources including probably the best multi-fatih calender available.
Great video of "happening" at New York Central Station. No profound message in this - it's just so much more cool than the usual flash mob outbreak of dance. Maybe it should make us think about what it means to pause in the middle of a busy life - but just enjoy.
Interesting article in the Guardian on French government moves to ban the wearing of the full veil by Muslim women in public places
Said to have been the cloth which wrapped the body of Jesus, the Turin Shroud is on display for the first time in 10 years. Find out why there are still sceintific puzzles around the shroud despite having been radio carbon dated as medieval in origin.
Developing project aimed at improving religious literacy amongst unviesity managers and the Higher Educaton Sector
Blog spot supporting the full acceptance of women Bishops in the Anglican community and celebrating women bishops. Makes its "point" without getting "too hot under the collar"!
"Love Life Live Lent" is an initiative by the Church to encourage more people to take seriously the Christian season of Lent as a time to transform our lives and our world.
Youtube video showing the work of Kingston Street Pastors over Christmas. The Street Pastors are a group of trained church volunteers who provide care and support late at night on the streets of Kingston working with clubbers, street dwellers and night time workers. A great exampleof local, practical faith in action.
All over the country churches are inviting people to have their photo taken in a Christmas nativity scene. You can see the pictures on this site with more information about the Christmas story
Podcast from the BBC giving a round up of the week's religious news
Bible stories from the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures told and illustrated with lego figures! It's fun and it's certainly very different
"Most people have an opinion about religious movements - Inform has the facts" An independent charity based at LSE, Inform provides carefully researched unbiased views about new religious movements. If you need to know more about an unfamiliar religious group Inform can help.
Truly amazing story of forgiveness from Magdeline Makola, the Scotich nurse who was kidnapped and left in the boot of a car for 10 days last Christmas
On line gallery of modern Christian Art colelcted by the Methodist Church. Gives copyright permission to dowload for personal use
News, articles, views and blogs at the religion and faith section of The Times online
Transcriptions of eyewitnesses testimonies to the dropping of the Atomic boomb on Hiroshima 64 years ago this week.
Website for the new national Inter Faith Week 15th - 21st November 2009
Great collection of resources for Holy Week and Easter on the rejesus website - pictues, film clips, faqs, and don't miss "chocolate theology"!
Listen to the voices of Israeli and Palestinian students talking about the Olive Tree Project which enables them to study together for three years at an British University whilst taking part in reconciliation work (MP3 file). For a written story click here
Visually attractive website featuring prayers from several different traditions of faith
A wonderful selection of traditional recipes to celebrate Diwali which begans on 28th October..
Great fun on the Ship of Fools Website - crazy signs seen outside churches. Not for those who can't see the funny side of faith!
"Want a Church" is a group of local churches working in partnership with the chaplaincy to help students find churches and Christian groups in Kingston
"Alif" and "Aleph" are the first letters of the Arabic and Hebrew alphabets. The organisation is: "A group of British Muslims and British Jews committed to develop positive contacts between our communities as a “good practice model” for all communities in the UK who find themselves divided, usually by conflicts from abroad spilling over to divide us in this country." Some good quality documents which can be downloaded from the site for anyone interested in dialogue in general or Jewish-Muslim relationships in particular.
A place for facebook users to share learn and build inter faith relationship. You need to be a member of facebok to access this.
Light a candle for Holocaust Memorial Day
Guidance, community campaign, counselling, support services and events. Run by young muslims for young muslims this website offers on line community and support. The site is not afraid of controversy, but is open to a variety of Islamic views.
Fun charity website - play the vocabulary game and for every word you get right 20 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Programme - it's amazing how adictive this game is and how quickly your total builds up to a day's worth of food. Each word you get right moves you up the degree of difficulty from 1 to 50, each word you get wrong moves you back down the scale. Go on - have a go!
Resource for anyone who is in or considering an inter faith relationship
A Hindu Society has recently been formed at Kingston University - this web site has information and links for Hindu students nationally
Wonderful site full of the personal stories of people who have struggled to forgive.
"As Christians we know there is little as exciting as riding a motorcycle, as bikers we have discovered that there is nothing as fulfilling as being a Christian"
The title and the strap line just about sum it up. If you happen to be a Christian who likes motorbikes this is a fun site. If both Christianity and motorbikes have passed you by them maybe this site isn't for you.
Christian music/arts festival at Cheltenham over the August Bank Holiday Weekend: music, visual and performing arts, comedy, teaching, worship - you name it, they've got it. Go to a music festival with a difference this summer!