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Riazat Butt

Riazat Butt

    UK scientists demand guidelines on teaching of creationism
    UK scientists demand guidelines on teaching of creationism
    Prominent scientists, including Sir David Attenborough and Richard Dawkins, have called on the government to toughen its guidance on the promotion...
    Divisions in Islam
    Divisions in Islam
    The millions who made the trip to Saudi Arabia this year threw pebbles at vast pillars, shaved their heads and sacrificed animals. But the...
    Hotels hajj their bets
    Hotels hajj their bets
    The arid landscape hugging the Jeddah-Mecca highway used to hold little appeal. But now travellers can marvel at the fantastical structure rearing...
    Gay bishop quits after 'constant strain'
    Gay bishop quits after 'constant strain'
    The rift in the Anglican communion over homosexuality was reopened when its first openly gay bishop, Gene Robinson, announced he was retiring early...
    Seeking salvation through science
    Seeking salvation through science
    On the outskirts of Rome, away from its ancient splendours and heaving piazzas, lies a gleaming new science facility dedicated to discovery,...
    Faith 1, charity 0
    Faith 1, charity 0
    The Archbishop of Canterbury last week blamed liberal North American churches for causing turmoil in the Anglican communion by blessing same-sex...
    - but Williams kept his flock together
    - but Williams kept his flock together
    The Lambeth conference, one of the most important symbols of Anglican unity, takes place every 10 years in Canterbury. But the 2008 summit, which...
    Church accused of manipulating summit over gay clergy
    Church accused of manipulating summit over gay clergy
    A United States bishop on Thursday accused his own church of manipulating the Lambeth summit by providing its 125 representatives with briefing...
    Archbishop challenges legitimacy of breakaway faction
    Archbishop challenges legitimacy of breakaway faction
    The Archbishop of Canterbury this week directly challenged the rebel Anglicans who have launched a breakaway faction within the global communion....
    Bishop: 'Christians must recover nerve'
    Bishop: 'Christians must recover nerve'
    The West is losing Christian discourse at a time when it needs it most, the bishop of Rochester told a gathering of conservative church leaders in...
    Conservatives rule out Anglican reconciliation on gay clergy
    Conservatives rule out Anglican reconciliation on gay clergy
    There is no longer any hope for a unified Anglican communion because of divisions over homosexual clergy and civil partnerships, according to...
    Free love, not war
    Free love, not war
    In a letter addressed to Pope Benedict XVI and other Christian leaders 138 prominent Muslim scholars from every sect of Islam urged them "to come...