Factsheet: Purim

By Lianne Kolirin What is Purim? After the destruction of the First Temple in 586 BCE, the Jews were exiled to Persia, which was then ruled by Ahasuerus, or Achashverosh. According to the Book of Esther in the Hebrew Bible, the king at that time had an adviser, Haman, who was plotting to kill the […]

Muslims told: this is how you can be actively anti-racist

By Basit Mahmood British Muslim groups have launched an initiative to tackle anti-black racism within the community. It is both a moral and religious obligation, they say. Nations and Tribes: Striving Towards Racial Justice Within British Muslim Communities was a three-part online training session organised by the Muslim Council of Britain in collaboration with the […]

Religion news 23 February

Church considers new advice as country emerges from lockdown The Church of England is considering new guidance after the government published a roadmap for the country to emerge from lockdown. The stages include gradual relaxation of rules around the number of people allowed to attend weddings and no restrictions by 21 June at the earliest. […]