» 06/15/2011, 00.00
MIDEAST – GREAT BRITAIN
With Arab spring, Christians vulnerable to Muslim extremists, says Archbishop of Canterbury
For Rowan Williams, Muslim extremists are filling the power vacuum left by the fallen dictators. In Egypt and Syria, Christians might suffer ethnic cleansing like in Iraq.
09/02/2008 ISLAM - EUROPE
Sharia and English law: a weakened Europe abandons humanism
Debate has been raised by the proposal of Rowan Williams, the Anglican primate, to insert parts of sharia into British legislation. To integrate Muslims into Europe, the practice of hospitality is better. Europeans appear to be abandoning the same humanist ideals that attract many, Muslims and non-Muslims.
Anglican leader urges Chinese Christians to "develop an inner freedom"
The Archbishop of Canterbury ends his two-week trip to mainland China. During his stay he noted a "growing spirit of openness". But last year, Beijing arrested almost two thousands non official protestants.
10/08/2006 GREAT BRITAIN MIDDLE EAST
Terrorist plot against ten planes foiled in London
Security is stepped up in all British airports. Some 21 people are arrested. Suspicion falls on al-Qaeda.
17/09/2010 VATICAN – GREAT BRITAIN
Respect and reciprocity among religions needed, Pope says
In meeting with representatives of Great Britain’s main religions, Benedict XVI called for respect for the right to religious freedom. The ecumenical dialogue with Anglicans has made great strides, notwithstanding some difficulties. Police announce that they arrested five individuals who were planning an attack to “coincide” with the papal visit.
Jerusalem is the key to solving Mideast problems, says Patriarch Sabbah
Christians in the Middle East "should not just complain and hold back because they are persecuted. Instead, they should insist on their right to exist and develop" as a religious and cultural group. Patriarch also stresses the importance of the Lebanese model.
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