London came together to celebrate Diwali Festival today - including traditional stage performances, live music and Indian food stands.Read the full story ›
Crisis talks are being held over fears that trainee Catholic priests in Ireland are using the gay dating app Grindr.Read the full story ›
A church in Camberwell has told ITV News it will continue to hold 3am services - despite being fined £7,000 for being too noisy.
The leader of the Kingdom Church says the services have to happen when, he says, 'demons and the spiritual world are most active'.
Sound proofing has since been installed after complaints from neighbours.
An anti-racism rally will be held outside Finsbury Park Mosque on Friday evening, one week on from an attempted arson attack on the building. The vigil of solidarity is designed to show unity against all kinds of racism.
Police are still searching for a man who threw a molotov cocktail over the railings last Friday. It device failed to detonate. It is the second time the mosque has been targeted since the terrorism attacks in Paris last month. Meanwhile as reported incidents of Islamophobia have trebled in some areas of London, police have increased high visibility patrols across the capital.
As supporters of Theravada monasteries start to celebrate Kathina Day, find out why this festival is so important to ther community.Read the full story ›
Mariah Idrissi, 23, from London, was chosen by the firm to be one of the stars of its latest campaign.Read the full story ›
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 ›