The article “Bishop ‘distressed’ by row following Qur’an reading at cathedral” by Harriet Sherwood was published by thegurdian in Jan. 15th.
As a part of efforts to build relationships between Christians and Muslims, the local Muslim student read the Qur’an in the cathedral. However, the former priest didn’t like that idea. He said that it’s important for people to learn what other people believe, and for that reason it is okay to read the Qur’an for themselves. However it is not same, and is not appropriate, to read it in the church as public worship. The cathedral was targeted to be offensive opinions on social media.
This reminds me of what Chaves talks about in American Religion(although this news is in Scotland). People started to be able to “appreciate” other’s religion. But I feel like that doesn’t necessary mean people can accept what other’s believe. For example, in this case, Qur’an and bible has different interpretation for Jesus. I don’t think neither religion can agree nor reach consensus about that. And not everyone can accept that difference. In this case, I think the former priest thought it is inappropriate to read Qur’an in church because it’s wrong(in Qur’an Jesus is prophet, not son of God).
It also reminds me of Gren (the second guy) in the video “Separate realities” because I feel like he thinks that believing in Jesus is only right thing.