There are around a million young people living in Wales, nearly three quarters of whom say they have no religious beliefs. But what about the 250,000 young people who say they do? How do they feel about being religious in a country where most young people aren’t? We spoke to young people from a whole host of backgrounds - from more established religions in Wales such as Muslims and Christians, to lesser-known yet growing religions in Wales, like Pagans, Hare Krishna and Spiritualists. How are their lives shaped by religion? And why is religion so important to them? Here’s how they see their lives, their religion and what they think about young people with faith. Father Ross Maidment - Christian Christianity is still the largest religion in Wales, according to the 2011 census. But between 2001 and 2011, the number of Christians in Wales dropped by over 10 percent. In the same time, Muslims, Hindu and Buddhist populations have doubled. So how does one recently ordained priest … [Read more...] about What it’s like to be young, Welsh and religious
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As celebrities at the Met Gala capture its extravagant spirit, and the museum celebrates all things camp in fashion, Joobin Bekhrad goes in search of a definition. By Joobin Bekhrad 7 May 2019 When asked to describe what, exactly, ‘camp’ means, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes finds herself at a loss for words. “I think it’s an extremely difficult subject,” she says with a laugh. “It’s a minefield.” Rhodes is not alone. Since it entered the English language in the late 19th Century, the term has been subject to various interpretations, and there still doesn’t seem be a consensus.More like this:- Is men’s make-up going mainstream?- Is it the end for the men’s suit?- The dress that made the world gaspSusan Sontag’s 1964 essay Notes on Camp is the inspiration for the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art gala and accompanying exhibition. In it, the late writer and filmmaker wrote: “To snare a … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be ‘camp’?
All 48 seats on Guildford Borough Council will be up for election on May 2. The Conservatives are currently firmly in control of the council, holding 31 seats - six more than are needed for a majority. The number of seats up for election, and the number of votes you have, will depend on where you live. Some wards, like Onslow and Holy Trinity, elect three candidates, others elect two or even one, so make sure you check how many boxes you need to tick when you get to the polling station. Polls open at 7am on May 2 and close at 10pm, with the votes counted the next day. Read More More Guildford headlines Read on to find out more about who is standing in your ward. Candidates were given 100 words to make their pitch to you (and we cut them short if they went over). If you don't know what ward you live in, you can put your postcode into this webpage to find out. It will also tell you who currently represents your ward. Ash South and Tongham Paul Abbey, Residents for Guildford and … [Read more...] about Meet the candidates hoping to be elected to Guildford council
The European Union is rather busy due to Brexit. There is confusion regarding Brexit. There are many questions waiting to be answered. At this time, European Parliament elections are going to be held. The future of the European Union and whether this future will be with Britain or without it is a conundrum. In European Union countries voters are having a hard time understanding these developments.Generally, the European Parliament is not popular with voters. In the EU member states, Europe is a less important subject. This causes parties and candidates to work harder. There are election posters on the roads. And the media also allocates time to these elections albeit not at the same level as national elections. Parties and candidates are holding meetings. Participation in election meetings is low. Voters, other than party members, rarely attend meetings held by the parties and candidates. Center parties' events end up being the ones that draw the least attention.In EU member states, … [Read more...] about The balance will shift in the European Parliament
New book views Titanic tragedy through the eyes of six passengers and finds many of the weeds that choke us today taking root in 1912 BelfastTelegraph.co.uk At 11.35pm on Sunday, April 14, 1912, the 33-year-old Countess of Rothes was fast asleep in cabin C-77. There were rose-coloured sheets on her bed in a stateroom with a mahogany dresser, a small chandelier and an electric heater that hummed to combat the freezing air outside, the same chill that the countess had discussed with a steward who brought coffee to her table while she listened to an after-dinner concert a few hours earlier. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/new-book-views-titanic-tragedy-through-the-eyes-of-six-passengers-and-finds-many-of-the-weeds-that-choke-us-today-taking-root-in-1912-37987594.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/features/article37987590.ece/04801/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-06_lif_49332063_I1.JPG Email At 11.35pm on Sunday, April 14, 1912, the 33-year-old Countess of Rothes … [Read more...] about New book views Titanic tragedy through the eyes of six passengers and finds many of the weeds that choke us today taking root in 1912