The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, said Church leaders had rightly shown sensitivity towards Muslims as part of efforts to welcome minority faiths.Oof. Fatwa in 5...4...3...2...1...
But he said: ‘I think it may have gone too far and what we need now is to recover our nerve.’
Dr Nazir-Ali, who faced death threats earlier this year after saying that some parts of the country had become ‘no-go areas’ for non-Muslims, said that it was important for faiths to talk to one another without diluting their core beliefs.
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...[CoE Synod member Paul Eddy] claimed that many bishops were downplaying the missionary role of the Church and official documents often glossed over the requirement to convert Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs or followers of other religions.
He warned that the central role of Christianity in Britain was being eroded, and by ‘allowing the rise of another religion in our country, all that Britain stands for is up for grabs’.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
'All that Britain stands for is up for grabs'
The Church of England's Rev. Michael Nazir-Ali, the Bishop of Rochester, invited certain death threats yesterday in saying that his church has not done enough to convert Britain's Muslims to the Christian faith.