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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 »

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 »

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 »

Wiki edit wars highlight conflict over religion

Wiki Word Cloud

Interesting analysis of Wikipedia, highlights how religion drives ‘edit wars’, reflecting its status as one of the most controversial topics on the collaboratively edited, multilingual, free internet-based encyclopedia. Researchers from Oxford University explored the overlaps between the most contested Wikipedia articles in different languages and maps the geographical localities of the controversial articles based on… Read more »