The Imam, the Buddhist philosopher and the Pastor

The second Sunday in Advent is traditionally Peace Sunday, and at Aldersgate it was celebrated by inviting different faith leaders to share their understanding of peace, in their faith tradition. The panel of speakers included: Imam Ibrahim Abdelhalim, Muslim Chaplain, Canterbury University Robert Hunt and Pimmy, New Zealand Buddhist Council Rev Philo Kinera, Durham Street … Continued

Beyond the cute animals: the edgier side of St Francis

Many churches have recently celebrated the Feast of St Francis of Assisi (around the 4th October). Born in the 12thcentury, we probably know he is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals (and the environment). In fact, St Francis Sunday is a popular day in many churches for pets to be blessed. But beyond the cute, … Continued

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