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One World Many Faiths

The first in a series of One World Many Faiths events join WNO Artistic Director David Pountney, alongside academic and broadcaster Mona Siddiqui on the eve of the opening night of Schoenberg’s masterpiece, Moses und Aron at the Wales Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Both discuss the opera’s central theme – the inadequacy of language when… Read more »

One World Many Faiths

One World Many Faiths

How important is faith in Britain today? Do we live in a godless society? Is religion an instrument of good or ill? Can language and image truly communicate the idea of God? The Maimonides Interfaith Foundation and the Welsh National Opera have teamed up to create a series of provocative and interactive events exploring these… Read more »

Interfaith Explorers Teacher workshops coming soon!

Interfaith Explorers logo

April sees the start of the Interfaith Explorers Teacher workshops, with events being held in Newcastle, Bradford, London, Leeds, Manchester, followed by Leicester, Coventry and Birmingham after SATs are done.    Offering teachers an opportunity to learn more about the resource, meet the people behind the project and contribute to ongoing  improvements as well as the… Read more »

Global poll of Catholics finds church divided over doctrine

Pope Francis

A poll commissioned by the U.S. Spanish-language network Univision of more than 12,000 Catholics in 12 countries reveals a church dramatically divided: between the developing world in Africa and Asia, which closely follows the doctrine on a range of issues; and Western countries in Europe, North America and parts of Latin America, which strongly support… Read more »

‘Quenelle’, football and the resurgence of ugly anti-Semitism

Nicolas Anelka's Quenella

The ‘quenelle’ is a part-anti-Semitic, part-obscene hand gesture that has spread across France, and has sparked controversy in England since West Bromwich footballer, Nicolas Anelka, chose the Premier League as a perfect location to demonstrate it. The gesture is formed by pointing one arm down while touching the shoulder with the other arm, and gained… Read more »

The World has lost a great giant

Nelson Mandela

South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mr Mandela led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities. Though he was in power for only five years, Mandela was a figure of enormous moral influence… Read more »

Teachers! Here comes the Interfaith Challenge 2013!

Interfaith Week Challenge

As Interfaith Week approaches, primary schools are being invited to get involved by taking up the Interfaith Challenge! During the week, from 17-23 November, Interfaith Explorers is setting a challenge to all teachers to see how many Taster Activities on the website they can get their pupils to do as part of a national primary… Read more »

More than half of schools fail pupils on religious education

Ofsted

A damning report published today by the schools inspectorate, Ofsted, highlights how schools and the government have failed to focus effectively on religious education. The report, ‘Religious education: realising the potential’, finds low standards; weak teaching; a confused sense of purpose of what religious education is about; training gaps; and weaknesses in the way religious… Read more »

Interfaith Explorers helps children value cultural diversity & respect

Young Interfaith Explorers

The Foundation’s Interfaith Explorers initiative is helping primary school pupils in Peterborough learn the value of cultural diversity and respect for others. Some 22 languages are represented at the growing Discovery Primary School and many of the 620 pupils are from a Muslim or Jewish background. The growing diversity at the school reflects an influx… Read more »

Never fear – the Burka Avenger is here!

Burka Avenger

Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous – we really love this! Inventive animated action-comedy, with a serious and social purpose edge. Due to debut on Pakistan television this month, it centers on the trials and tribulations of female superhero ‘Burka Avenger’, who uses books and pens against bad guys trying to shut the girls’ school where she works…. Read more »