Uncategorized

Extremism Project in Waltham Forest Hits Further Problems
December 1, 2015 By Faith Matters

Extremism Project in Waltham Forest Hits Further Problems

In May 2015, we were contacted by parents in Waltham Forest who were concerned about a ‘questionnaire‘ that was being circulated to young people in schools. We were aware of the following questionnaires being circulated in Buxton School in Leytonstone (Waltham Forest) and the questionnaires seemed to indicate that they related to Prevent work. The […]

Continue Reading
The Paris Terror Murders Show Us What We Are All Up Against
November 14, 2015 By Faith Matters

The Paris Terror Murders Show Us What We Are All Up Against

We are shocked and horrified to learn about the murders of over 120 people on Friday evening in Paris. As news unfolds, it is becoming clear that terrorists targeted the cultural and social heart of Paris. As the Turkish Prime Minister has stated, these crimes are a “crime against humanity”. These multiple attacks show the […]

Continue Reading
The Release of Shaker Aamer After 14 Years Highlights the Excesses of the ‘War on Terror’
November 1, 2015 By Faith Matters

The Release of Shaker Aamer After 14 Years Highlights the Excesses of the ‘War on Terror’

Faith Matters warmly welcomes the release of Shaker Aamer after 14 long years. Many of them were spent in the legal black hole that is Guantanamo and it is clear that the long periods of solitary confinement have also had an impact on his mental and physical health. Yet, it should never have come to […]

Continue Reading
Response from Faith Matters to Counter-Extremism Measures Announced Today
October 19, 2015 By Faith Matters

Response from Faith Matters to Counter-Extremism Measures Announced Today

The announcement from the Prime Minister regarding a raft of measures as part of the counter-extremism strategy primarily looks to disrupt extremist activities including the use of venues, the posting of extremist material and tougher measures on radio and television channels showing extremist content. These are a raft of measures that will be implemented in […]

Continue Reading
Church Leaders Release Letter on Refugees to Cameron
October 18, 2015 By Faith Matters

Church Leaders Release Letter on Refugees to Cameron

Following the recent calls by faith leaders from across a range of faiths, the Church of England has released a letter it had written to the Prime Minister asking him for further action on allowing in more refugees from Syria into the United Kingdom. The letter has been released and picked up by the Guardian […]

Continue Reading
IS Executes Ten People in Syria for Being Gay
September 22, 2015 By Faith Matters

IS Executes Ten People in Syria for Being Gay

IS have supposedly killed 10 people it accused of being gay, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.  The killings were committed yesterday, Monday, in northern Syria. The executions included the murder of 9 adults and one boy whom IS accused of being involved in homosexuality. The Observatory suggested that the killings were conducted in […]

Continue Reading
Al Qaeda Leader, Al-Zawahiri, Urges Young Muslims to Attack Targets
September 13, 2015 By Faith Matters

Al Qaeda Leader, Al-Zawahiri, Urges Young Muslims to Attack Targets

Al Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri has released a video message urging young Muslim men to attack targets in the United States and in Western nations. The video seems to have been made within the last two months and could be a way of diverting the growing rift between IS and Al Qaeda which has seen […]

Continue Reading
Annulment of Marriage Made Shorter in Specific Cases by the Pope
September 11, 2015 By Faith Matters

Annulment of Marriage Made Shorter in Specific Cases by the Pope

Pope Francis has made the annulment of marriage simpler and easier with a call for bishops to be more welcoming to divorced couples. It is one of the biggest changes around guidance regarding divorce in the Catholic church for over 250 years. Yet, all is not what it seems and the Catholic Church’s position is […]

Continue Reading
ISIS Unearth and Desecrate the 1500 year old Mar Elian Monastery in Syria
August 23, 2015 By Faith Matters

ISIS Unearth and Desecrate the 1500 year old Mar Elian Monastery in Syria

Posting their pictures on Just Paste it, the Kalashnikov wielding young men of ISIS, look down on the bones of saints that were laid to rest many centuries ago in this monastery in Syria. Pictures from the ‘picture dump’ show bulldozers that were used to break the walls of the monastery and with pictures of unearthed […]

Continue Reading
How Many Children Have To Die for Palestinians to Have Their Homeland?
February 16, 2015 By Faith Matters

How Many Children Have To Die for Palestinians to Have Their Homeland?

We see the cycle of hatred, an Israeli Jewish couple murdered, Jewish settlers retaliate by running over innocent Palestinians and burning olive groups, apart from the harassment and humiliation they mete out to Palestinian farmers. A Jewish man is stabbed in the Old City by young Palestinians, whilst Palestinian children are shot and killed in cold blood […]

Continue Reading