Week commencing 31st October 2022

The BBC features a published essay from the Bishop of Oxford who is now calling for the Church of England to allow same-sex marriage and has apologised for being slow to change his views.

The BBC also features an item about Witchtok – the huge interest in witch-related content on social media, especially amongst young people.

Al Jazeera reports that over 100 leading scholars have asked the UN not to adopt the definition of anti-Semitism proposed by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, fearing it prevents criticism of the Israeli Government.

Al Jazeera also features a story about Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), one of the India’s richest temples, which is going fully organic in its crop growing.

Religionnews.com reports that in the US Christian leaders are asking the Government to investigate the rise of Christian Nationalism, which is an ideology that is alleged to be behind the Capitol riots.

The Guardian reports that Hindu groups in Leicester are boycotting the review into the recent unrest because of fears the academic leading the review is biased.

The BBC reports that radical Hindu religious leader, Sudhir Suri, has been shot dead in north-western India.

The Religion Media Centre discusses the role of global religion at the recent G20 summit – known as R20.

Also from the Religion Media Centre, a briefing on the resurgence of Pagan traditions in Britain.