Thursday, 28 February 2019
Independent, A man complained about Muslims buying a church and using it for prayers, and it backfired badly "Not only did it quickly go viral, receiving almost 3,000 views, but most comments were supportive of the mosque's decision, claiming that the deserted church would have otherwise not been put to use." I saw (and posted) the original tweet, and thought the recitation was beautiful, and in keeping with the building. Here it is: "Muslims bought this beautiful Church in Birmingham & have converted it into a Mosque. This is how the UK is being transformed." Twitter, @MarkACollett
Monday, 25 February 2019
BBC News, School pupils to be taught about relationships "Primary and secondary pupils in England will learn about relationships, keeping safe online and looking after their mental health as part of compulsory lessons from September next year."
Friday, 22 February 2019
Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Guardian, Don't back down on LGBT guidance, faith leaders urge DfE Something of a controversial issue here, which would make for a lively seminar. Other opinions are available on this critical issue. "The argument over whether schools should teach children about LGBT issues arose in a Birmingham state school last month when 400 predominantly Muslim parents signed a petition calling for the topic to be dropped from the curriculum."