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opinions this weekend

Are religions becoming more extreme? Riazat Butt comments in the Guardian. A transcript of the lecture by Tony Blair to which she refers can be found here (pdf).

Earlier in the week, Riazat wrote about the issue of whether the British educational system is failing Muslim pupils, see Wanted: faith in the future.

Face to Faith this week is by John Newbury and is about religious broadcasting.

Christopher Howse writes in the Daily Telegraph about Thomas Tallis and The Spectator.

Jonathan Sacks writes in The Times that Genesis tells us we have a duty to protect the planet.

In the Church Times Giles Fraser writes about Earth Hour in Let there be dark.

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Sir Thomas Beecham supposedly said of Vaughan Williams that “Variations on a Theme by Tallis” is a fair enough piece of music and it is regrettable that VW, in his other compositions, omitted to include a theme by Tallis.

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Continuing the Tallis discussion: I wonder if there is renewed interest in TT, thanks to his depiction as bisexual Boy-Wonder in (Showtime’s) “The Tudors”? ;-/

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Giles will be pleased to know that there are many Sydneysiders who are glad to be associated with launching Global Earth Hour http://www.smh.com.au/news/earth-hour/take-a-bow-sydney/2008/03/30/1206207512977.html While the local diocese might not be able to take credit for initiating this action, many of their lay people played an active role. And, as always, the priests come to the party when there is no longer credibility in staying away. I like Sacks’ article. It paralleled a sermon I heard last week titled “Is God Green?” Both priests concluded “yes”. The word inhabited brings up some gorgeous biblical imagery, I particularly love Isaiah 45:18 “For… Read more »