Very Nearly Rev Hannah Malcolm, project co-ordinator at God and the Big Bang, 2019 Theology Slam winner

And in the Big News today from a Faith Perspective, I like to go for a dip in the sea, which is very spiritual. However I don’t go for a dip when water companies dump raw sewage, because that is not very spiritual. Our water is a “common grace” (I learned that in theology class). That’s why we currently have a statue of Mary floating down the River Wye on top of all the raw sewage.

The water companies have done such a fantastic job increasing the untreated sewage that they’ve even given themselves extra bonuses as a reward.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-xGtwbuFV_iEYbT1Kb26yd6HFwJKkXmq/view?usp=sharing

Tim Stanley, blogger, journalist, historian and Catholic

Isn’t Hinduism brilliant, like Rishi Sunak. The mayor of London is a Muslim. This could be because we’re all so wonderfully tolerant, or because nobody cares.

But take care. People who have a faith take it very seriously. All the best PMs were deeply faithful until they woke up. That’s why I don’t trust Liz Truss. She doesn’t believe in anything.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bAgW3-19DUPgnB8brbx-mDFbHF7mqKuG/view?usp=sharing

Julie Siddiqi, Co-Founder of the Jewish and Muslim Women’s network, Interfaith Specialist and Equalities Consultant

Some have celebrated the attack on Salman Rushdie. This, and the death threats that his supporters have received, inevitably feeds into stereotypes of Muslims. But wait, Mohammed never, ever, ever, supported violence, and we shouldn’t too. We must support freedom of speech.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uTZJCVNEfNprnBR92hyoDVCcEhK2Vi_p/view?usp=sharing