Was Qassem Soleimani a terrorist?

Tensions in the Middle East being what they are, America’s recent foray into the region is not going down well. The word ‘tinderbox’ has been

Keeping perspective when we vote

Yesterday, Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in court at The Hague for the start of a hearing in which she will defend her country’s military

Reaching Iranians and Farsi resources

Those who have followed this blog for some time will know that we have a sizeable Iranian community with us. We currently function bi-lingually with

Is it ever right to resist authorities? Thoughts on Bonhoeffer, Cromwell and Modern day Iran

We had a monthly men’s breakfast on Saturday. We have a Bible study preceded by a cup of tea and some bacon rolls (we feel

The eternal consequences of bluffing it

Boris Johnson has waded into fresh controversy. He, somewhat unhelpfully, announced that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – a British woman currently imprisoned in Iran – was there

Singing in a language not our own

This last Sunday we sang what was, to my knowledge, the first ever song sung entirely in Farsi at Oldham Bethel Church. We purposefully picked

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