Islam

Religion News 22 September

Pope calls for the coronavirus vaccine to be distributed equally; Conservative Roman Catholic front runner to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Muslim dating app “Muzmatch” soars in the pandemic.

Religion news 21 September

The Shofar heralds in the Jewish New year – 5781; Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Jewish roots motivated justice; Top journalists discuss “disproportionate focus on Islam” when reporting terrorism; 1662 prayer book now on Alexa.

Religion news 18 September

Jewish communities prepare to welcome int he New Year with services and family gatherings limited by the rule of six; People are suffering ‘moral injury’ in pandemic, unable to live their values due to restrictions; Research project to map interplay of faith, ethnicity and deprivation through the pandemic.

Religion news 16 September

Archbishop says trust local communities to tackle impact of coronavirus; Swale council rejects chaplain because politics and religion don;t mix; Muslim charity set up to support British converts.

How women of faith have carried a greater burden in the pandemic

Four women of faith – Jewish Christian, Muslim and Hindu – explain how they carried the load during the pandemic, with extra caring duties, home schooling, job losses and rising cases of domestic abuse. Campaigners want their voice to be heard.

Religion news 3 September

Bishop welcomes commitment to maintain international aid spending level; Trump and Biden court Hindu vote; Saracens’ Billy Vunipola – a person of Jesus who chose not to take the knee.

Explainer: Christchurch mosque massacre

The white supremacist who murdered 51 people in a terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, is being sentenced this week. This explainer includes facts, links and commentators.

Religion news 24 August

Christchurch mosque massacre attacker sentenced; Media coverage of the attack is ‘turning point’ in tide of sensationalist reporting; Faith leaders in England support return to school.