The BIG DEBATE: Held on 17th November 2014 at the University of Northampton
The debate juxtaposed the Islamic position with the Atheist (Secular Humanist) position on four topics: Women’s Rights & Leadership, Should religion decide who we marry? (incl. whether or not Gay Marriage should be prohibited or not), Animal Rights and Ritual Slaughter (Halal/Kosher) and whether children from religious families should be ‘forced’ to attend religious assemblies in UK Faith Schools.
Andrew Copson, CEO of the British Humanist Association (BHA), and Vice-President of the International Humanist and Ethical Union – the world union of Humanist organisations.
Abdullah al Andalusi, Islamic thinker, and speaker for Muslim Debate Initiative
Another mosque has been set on fire in Sweden. Usually seen as a bastion of tolerance, the country is currently in the midst of a fierce debate on immigration.
Today on R2i Media we have a group of youth professional who discuss the problems among many young people in regards to Identity.
Anti-Islam activist Pam Geller has put out a series of ads in New York City implying that all Muslims are terrorists. Muslims around the world have been denouncing ISIS, saying the group doesn’t represent their religion, like with #notinmyname. But others are sick of being expected to apologize for the actions of others just because they share the same religion. We asked a group of you what you think about this debate.
877-Why-Islam releases video by Hamza Tzortzis on how to give invite everyone to worship One and only One God. This video talks about both situations when someone asks you a question about Islam or you approach someone to explain your faith.
By: R.B. Bernstein