Archive for the 'religion' Category

14
Jan
10

On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?

Take a look at this video. It’s religious broadcaster Pat Robertson discussing Haiti’s “pact with the devil” and it’s got lots of you talking about God’s place in this tragedy . Continue reading ‘On air: Do tragedies like this make you question your beliefs?’

08
Jan
10

On air: Should you be able to call your God whatever you want?

UPDATE: Three churches have been torched in Malaysia as religion tensions rise. Churches are bracing themselves for further attacks.

God’s just been to court. Well in Malaysia anyway.

The Malaysian government has filed an appeal against a court ruling that allows non-Muslims to use the word  Allah  to refer to God.

Protests by Muslim groups are breaking out across the country and online. The blogs are going mad over this asking whose God is Allah anyway?

Continue reading ‘On air: Should you be able to call your God whatever you want?’

27
Nov
09

Tired traditions

Aaaaaaaargh – sprouts! Now I love Christmas as much as the next hyper-active 10-year-old but just keep me away from those small, sour, green beasts of doom. Then there is turkey, that most tasteless of meat, and all the thoughtless, tacky, useless presents (admittedly mainly from me).
Continue reading ‘Tired traditions’

10
Nov
09

On air: The Crescent and the Cross

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LISTEN TO OWEN’S PROGRAMME HERE.

The BBC is running a major documentary series called “The Crescent and the Cross”.

Here, the presenter, Owen Bennett Jones,  (who will co-host WHYS tonight) starts a conversation about some of the things he discovered while making the programmes.

Continue reading ‘On air: The Crescent and the Cross’

01
Oct
09

Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?

animalDashain is a fifteen day Hindu festival which celebrates the triumph of the Gods over wicked demons. It’s popular in Nepal. Animal sacrifices involving goats, buffaloes, sheep and chickens are made to the Goddess Durga in the hope that this will bring good fortune. This year a Nepalese animal rights group has organised protests against this practice. Many religions believe in animal sacrifice, but can animal suffering really be justified in the name of God? Continue reading ‘Can animal cruelty be justified for the sake of religion?’

18
Sep
09

Who should decide a child’s religion?

Update:  We’ve been trying to get in touch with Rifqa, her father and the pastor who took her in to see if they would take part in this show. Progress is slow but will keep you posted on how this goes!

Meet Rifqa, the teen who ran away because she feared being killed by her Muslim family for converting to Christianity. Here’s what she had to say before she left home Her parent’s disagree and authorities have said they have found no credible evidence to back up Rifqa’s claims.  They plan to make their case on Monday. Click on the video below to hear their testimony. Continue reading ‘Who should decide a child’s religion?’




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