Posted by: Sophia Catherine | April 9, 2013

Episode 11 – Divine Community Book Club

Divine Community Book Club

What happens when an atheist and two Pagans swap our favourite books? We get to read The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins (in my case, despite a lot of resistance) and our friend Simon Clare gets to read Loneliness and Revelation by Brendan Myers. Come and share our reactions. (Sneak preview: we loved both books.) We also have an extended, in-depth edition of Religious News, where we talk about new legal judgements and employment guidance affecting Pagans in the UK, and what Fox News has been saying about Wiccans.

If you want to recommend a book for a future interfaith book club episode, you can e-mail us at askdivinecommunity@gmail.com or comment on the blog at https://divinecommunity.wordpress.com or at our Facebook page.

You can find Simon on twitter @faithlesseye and his famous Alpha Course blog can be found at his website, http://www.simonclare.co.uk .

News Links

New pope elected:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-22043312

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/29/concern-pope-francis-feet-washing

European court judgements about religion and public life in the UK, and guidance about time off for Druids and members of other religions:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2013/jan/15/ba-rights-cross-european-court

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/9977214/Vegans-and-druids-to-gain-workplace-rights-under-new-equality-rules.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2305225/What-insult-Christians-After-crucifixes-allowed-work-human-rights-quango-tells-firms-Give-vegans-pagans-special-treatment-too.html

http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/comment/2013/01/15/european-court-judgements-send-wrong-message-about-religious-freedom-says-theos

UK atheist bus advertisement ban: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21894518

East London Mosque opens its doors to non-Muslims: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21964331

Fox News and Wiccans:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/26/fox-apologizes-for-comments-on-wiccans-at-university-of-missouri_n_2762482.html

Violence towards Coptic Christians in Egypt: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-22058570

Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in the Philippines: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126024/Christians-NAILED-crosses-gruesome-Good-Friday-enactment-Jesuss-death-Philippines.html

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