Tag : religion

Blasphemy Laws Must be Consigned to History

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Ireland recently voted to remove the crime of blasphemy from its constitution. Only fifty years ago this country resembled a Catholic theocracy, it has now begun to remove the last vestiges of religious privilege from its law. However, two incidents have occurred in as many weeks that illuminate the wicked … Read More

My Week as a Muslim

1 year ago / 0 comments

Tyler Denyer reviews the new and controversial documentary on Channel 4 that has had the whole country talking.   With Halloween passing and cultural appropriation becoming a strong controversial topic again, Channel 4 have put themselves in the spotlight with their new documentary My Week as a Muslim. Katie, a … Read More

Leeds pioneers faith-based therapy

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Leeds University researchers pioneer treatment which incorporates religion as central to its practice. Research by the University of Leeds has produced a new form of therapy which actively embraces Muslim patients’ religious belief as part of their treatment, contrary to traditional practice and despite resistance from some practitioners. The new … Read More

Langar on Campus: Leeds Sikh Society teaches us about community and harmony

2 years ago / 0 comments

Integration is possible if we are willing to talk, share and celebrate each other’s festive moments, be it cultural, social or religious. The University of Leeds Sikh Society recently organised an incredible event, ‘Langar on campus’, which made this possible. Hundreds of British and international students in colorful headscarves gathered … Read More

Some faith with your force? No, thank you

3 years ago / 0 comments

When you go to the cinema, you can expect a number of things: overpriced popcorn bearing only a vague hint of flavour; floors that you struggle to peel yourself away from after each step; adverts that seem to last forever and end up making you want to boycott whatever they … Read More

Interfaith Week: A Fresher’s Glimpse at LUU’s Wide Range of Faith Societies

3 years ago / 0 comments

Interfaith week, was, for me, the most amazing week of university so far, and this is coming from someone who’s loved every minute of my uni experience since Freshers week. Personally, the interfaith fun started on bonfire night. I attended a bring-your-own dish dinner, followed by watching the fireworks with … Read More

Terrorism Has No Religion

3 years ago / 1 comments

Terrorism has no religion. If I could have that tattooed on my forehead (trust me, there is enough room) to suddenly appear in the aftermath of terrorist attacks I probably would. To say, at 18 years old I have studied every religion in the world would be a very bold … Read More

Religion in Videogames: Devils, Politics and Prophets

3 years ago / 0 comments

Religion is as inescapable in videogames as it is in real life, whether you believe in it or not. Whether its presence only extends to brief mentions of gods or it is as blatant as the Stormcloaks vs Imperial conflict in Skyrim, many plots hinge on religion. Belief determines who … Read More

Libby puts Church on a new Lane

4 years ago / 0 comments

Most of us will have been aware of the upsurge in the feminist movement lately, led by celebrities such as Emma Watson supporting her ‘this is what a feminist looks like’ slogan. However, the Church of England’s historical moment last Monday, consecrating the first ever female bishop, has caused an … Read More

Is ‘I Pray For You’ patronising?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Whether you are the religious sort or a confirmed cynic, many have experienced a friend or acquaintance who is keen to tell you that you feature in their prayers. For some, this is a compliment. But to others, it is another method of imposing one’s religion. The Gryphon asks: is the … Read More