Throughout history, people’s faith and their attachments to religious institutions have transformed, argues Sumit Paul-Choudhury. So what’s next? Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on WhatsApp Share on Google+ Share by Email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share by Email By Sumit Paul-Choudhury 2 August 2019 Before Mohammed, before Jesus, before Buddha, there was Zoroaster. Some 3,500 years ago, in Bronze Age Iran, he had a vision of the one supreme God. A thousand years later, Zoroastrianism, the world’s first great monotheistic religion, was the official faith of the mighty Persian Empire, its fire temples attended by millions of adherents. A thousand years after that, the empire collapsed, and the followers of Zoroaster were persecuted and converted to the new faith … [Read more...] about Tomorrow’s Gods: What is the future of religion?
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Our pets are part of the family so it makes sense that when we go out, they hop in the car with us. Surrey is surrounded by woodlands, parks and heathland - and as a result a large population of dog lovers. SurreyLive has rounded up some of the best places in the county that are pooch friendly so that you do not need to leave your dog at home on your next family adventure. From pubs, hotels and cafés to gardens, museums and even a boat house, some of the destinations we've found may surprise you. 1. Birtley House Sculpture Garden, Bramley *Dogs welcome on leads Surrey Hills Sculpture Garden is the largest ephemeral sculpture event in Surrey showcasing local and national artists run in partnership with Surrey Sculpture Society. A marquee located on the lakeside meadow holds an indoor exhibition and provides a base for visitors during the day. It makes a great day out for all the family with refreshments including cream teas available on site or take your own picnic and enjoy the … [Read more...] about The Surrey attractions where you can bring your dog
National treasure Olivia Colman has scooped a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The royal gong caps an awards-littered few months for the actress, 45, who claimed an Oscar and Bafta for The Favourite earlier this year. There were OBEs for Oliver's Army crooner Elvis Costello, chief scout Bear Grylls, and Good Wife star Cush Jumbo. Along with the famous names, the list also celebrates the efforts of those working to improve people's lives. Of the 1,073 people honoured across the UK in this year's list, 47% are women - slightly down on some previous lists. 10.4% come from a BAME background - the highest ever, by a small margin, in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Olivia Colman Olivia Colman said she was "totally thrilled" and "humbled" to be made a CBE for services to drama. The Oscar-winner first found fame as Sophie, the girlfriend of David Mitchell's neurotic Mark, in the British comedy Peep Show. She said in a statement to the Press Association: "I'm totally thrilled, delighted and … [Read more...] about Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2019 in full