My book Why Religions Work explores religious tolerance issues. It could not be more relevant at the moment with the world in its present state.
This blog has concentrated recently on the wonderful pilgrimages I have been on - to the Holy Land and to Turkey and more recently to Holy Georgia , Greece "In the Steps of St Paul" , Ethiopia and most recently my experiences in Iran.

"If I was allowed another life I would go to all the places of God's Earth. What better way to worship God than to look on all his works?" from The Chains of Heaven: an Ethiopian Romance Philip Marsden

Monday, 5 August 2013

Abraham, a Bridge so Near

"It is widely believed that there is a basic antagonism between Christianity and Islam. Current events on our streets do little to reassure us otherwise", so it is timely that a book has been published which "sets out to challenge this belief as a dangerous fallacy fuelled by a minority fundamentalist element in society. Most significantly, the author Basil Hazledine sets out a carefully researched positive way forward for the world’s main faiths, particularly Christianity and Islam, but also Judaism, showing how we may, indeed must, all work together to tackle what he sees as two serious ills of our world; the rising tide of militant atheism, and aggressive materialism."

These quoted passages come from my detailed review of the book Abraham, A Bridge So Near, which I wrote for a new magazine called On Religion. As they say on their website, the magazine has been "born out of a desire to provide commentary on religion that (is) nuanced, in-depth and informed. The media in general tends towards sensationalism and simplicity, and this is even more pronounced when coverage is of religion and faith." I recommend you to go over to their site for more info. and details on how to subscribe. Some articles from previous editions of the magazine are available online, including a review of my own book, Why Religions Work, by the editor of On Religion, Abdul-Azim Ahmed, a graduate of religion and theology, and a Masters in Islam in Contemporary Britain.