As Tibetan Buddhists begin celebrating Buddha's enlightenment, find out what goes on during the celebration and why it is so important.Read the full story ›
As Tibetan Buddhist communities celebrate Buddha's birthday, Lydia Polzer explains the true meaning of the special event.Read the full story ›
London is one of seven cities in the UK which will hold a special seminar this summer to help headteachers prevent pupils being drawn into extremism. The events are being organised by The Association of School and College Leaders in response to what it calls 'widespread concern over the impact of extremist propaganda on young people.'
The seminars will cover all forms of extremism- from the threat of Islamic radicalisation to far-right ideologies and extremism. They will aim to help school leaders understand how children are accessing this sort of information- and encourage teachers and parents in the capital to pick up warning signs that their child is being radicalised.
Counter-extremism campaigner Sara Khan will help lead the seminars. Ms Khan said: "It is important for schools to understand the current threat of extremism and how extremists prey on children both online and offline."
"The seminars will clarify and help guide schools how they can safeguard children from extremists who seek to exploit them."
Buddhists of the Theravada tradition will be holding special events to celebrate the most popular date in the Buddhist calendar- Buddha Day.Read the full story ›
As communities across London celebrate Pentecost, find out the true meaning of the special festival which marks the church's birthday.Read the full story ›
A 'gay cure' conference has been cancelled after more than 13,000 people signed a petition, but a similar event is taking place today.Read the full story ›
As communities prepare to celebrate one of the most significant holidays on the Sikh calendar, find out what the festivities involve.Read the full story ›
As Christians communities prepare to mark Holy Week, find out the true meaning behind the Easter story and how each day will be celebrated.Read the full story ›
As Tibetan Buddhist communities celebrate the New Year, Lydia Polzer explains its special meaning and how it will be marked in London.Read the full story ›
Attacks on Jewish people or their property in Britain have soared to record levels since the conflict in Gaza and Israel, figures show.Read the full story ›