The BBC is reporting:
A court in India has said that a disputed holy site in Ayodhya should be split between Hindus and Muslims, lawyers for the Hindu petitioners say.
However in a majority verdict, judges gave control of the main disputed section, where a mosque was torn down in 1992, to Hindus, lawyers said.
Other parts of the site will be controlled by Muslims and a Hindu sect.
Dave and I attended the CESNUR 2010 International Conference in Turin on ‘Changing Gods: Between Religion and Everyday Life’ from 9-11 September. Apart from wine and pizza we heard papers on New Religious Movements from some of the leading scholars in the field, rubbed shoulders with practising Mormon, Unification Church and Family (Children of God) members and learned all about vampires and spiritual therianthropy. Dave and I will be sharing more of our adventures in due course.
So – another year…
A big welcome back to all existing RPE students, and an equally excessive welcome to all our new Religion, Philosophy & Ethics students. We will be seeing you all week – but do browse these blog archives to get more of a sense of the course.
The presentation below gives details about the opportunities for travel, that I mentioned during the main Humanities Induction talk… (press the ‘play’ button > )
I noticed at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11300552 that:
“An ice cream company banned from using an advert displaying a pregnant nun has vowed to position similar posters in London in time for the Pope’s visit.
Antonio Federici’s advert showed a pregnant nun eating ice cream in a church, together with the strap line “immaculately conceived”.
The Advertising Standards Authority has ordered it to be discontinued, saying it mocked Roman Catholic beliefs.”
I have reproduced the image here: is this really offensive?
Just a quick note: have finally begun to add some stuff to the RPE Flickr page (see widget to the right) – or http://www.flickr.com/photos/58244916@N00/ – hope to add some more soon…