There’s a reason why the Lord of the heavens gave the Torah to the Jews, if it were given to anyone else, especially those who would one day comprise the much of Europe, there would be no caretakers of it, they would all have converted away to something else.
Church can remove pews to attract local Muslims, court rules
AChurch of England church has been allowed to remove its pews in order to cater for local Muslims. St Thomas Werneth, in Oldham, near Manchester, has been given permission to remove the pews to allow it to hold more events with the wider community, which is “broadly Muslim”, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Manchester said.
In a ruling made last month, Geoffrey Tattershall QC said that the church would be allowed to remove the seating because the proposals would have “major public benefit outweighing any harm resulting from the loss of the pews”.
The 19th century church is the only one in the parish and is in an area which is 88 per cent non-white British.
“Its continuing presence is important in enabling social cohesion and contact between local Muslims and Christians,” the Chancellor said.
“The purpose of the re-ordering of the Church is to open up the Church for community use, as part of its service and mission to the mainly Muslim community in the parish and to enable the wider community to share its heritage.
“The Church wishes to be a place of welcome, growth and engagement for the local communities.”