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Cults And Sects
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Thursday 05 December 2013
It wasn't your average Advent Sunday service. It started with a rousing chorus of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now' and ended with Abba's 'Waterloo'. In between there was a poem dedicated to Tony Wilson, a mini rave and a Danish clapping game. This was Sunday Assembly, a "godless church" which has one aim - to celebrate life. It has all the trappings of a traditional Sunday service – a sermon, songs, readings, community notices, a collection, tea and cakes – but none of the religion. Its only creed is live better, help often, wonder more.
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Nigerian authorities relaxed a curfew and intensified military patrols in Maiduguri on Tuesday, a day after suspected Islamist militants launched strikes on military bases in the northeast city.
Monday 02 December 2013
Royal Opera House, London
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif assures Hamid Karzai of peace-talk 'facilitation' after release of senior Taliban leader
Saturday 30 November 2013
Afghanistan considers that Pakistan holds significant influence over Taliban, who are believed to launch attacks from bases in the country
Thursday 28 November 2013
Sadrism deeply divides the Iraqi Shia, many of whom see the movement as having a history of sectarian violence
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan leads anti-drone protesters in blockade of key Nato supply line
Sunday 24 November 2013
Thousands rally in Peshawar, amid fears the CIA will aim unmanned anti-Taliban strikes deeper into Pakistani territory
Sunday 24 November 2013
Growing up in 1980s Southport, Matthew Baylis always felt a sense of solidarity with the gaffe-prone Duke of Edinburgh, who was, like him, “unpopular, posh, misunderstood and mocked”. So when he later learned of a tribe that worshipped Prince Philip as a god, he decided to investigate. Man Belong Mrs Queen tells the story of Baylis’s trip to the Melanesian island of Tanna, where he stays with the “Philippists”, shares their diet of yams and potent narcotics, and tries to get to the bottom of their religion.
Saturday 23 November 2013
Shared 1960s ideology originally led two of the rescued women to move in with male suspect
Kevin Garside: England are handicapped by a culture that struggles to show sufficient pride in the national shirt
Monday 18 November 2013
There is a huge pride in representation, that by pulling on the jersey you serve
Friday 08 November 2013
If George W Bush thought he was done being controversial, it appears he was mistaken. Next week, the 43rd US president will deliver the keynote address at a fundraising event for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute (MBJI), a global organisation that trains its members to convert Jews to Christianity, in the hope of bringing about the Second Coming of Christ.
Thursday 07 November 2013
They call him ‘Mullah Radio’ and his message is clear: there will be no more talk with the regime
Tuesday 15 October 2013
A bomb planted inside a mosque microphone killed the governor of Afghanistan's eastern Logar province as he was delivering a speech to worshippers on this morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, officials said.
Saturday 12 October 2013
American troops have captured senior Pakistani Taliban commander Latif Mehsud, but several conflicting accounts mean the exact details remain unclear.
Friday 11 October 2013
Rockumentaries used to focus on chart-toppers, but now the cult heroes of times past are in the spotlight, says Pierre Perrone
Thursday 10 October 2013
Christianity was a sophisticated government propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of a the Roman Empire, claims scholar
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
George Galloway on Scottish independence: The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Scottish independence: Britain faces 'constitutional crisis' at next election
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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