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Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society

Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.


A story that needs to be told

Jane Fagan | 07 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: autobiography, history, prejudice, war


The asylum seekers who frightened Elizabethan England

Susan Broomhall | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: asylum seekers, history, immigration, religious freedom
Shakespeare was disgusted by the treatment that the refugees received from his countrymen.


Nov 22, 1963: C. S. Lewis

Michael Coren | 22 November 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: anniversaries, C. S. Lewis, history, John F Kennedy
When it comes to a legacy, Lewis’ creative apologetics is hard to beat.


Africans of Renaissance Europe

Michael Cook | 01 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |
tags: art, history


Richard’s remains

Angela Shanahan | 08 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: DNA testing, history, Richard III
Science confirms some physical truths about a medieval English king but leaves his character forever under a cloud.


Early Christianity: a tough gig

Mike Aquilina | 29 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Chrstianity, history
The Roman Empire was far more hostile than today's world.


A Kulturkampf primer

Michael Cook | 03 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Catholic Church, culture wars, history, Kulturkampf
The best-known culture war was fought in 19th Century Germany, pitting Prussia's Iron Chancellor against the Catholic Church. The Iron Chancellor lost.


Statistically significant angels

Zac Alstin | 11 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: history, human dignity, warfare
Did the 20th Century really usher in a decline in violence, even with two World Wars?


Burghley: the Elizabethan mastermind

Francis Phillips | 03 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: history, Reformation, UK
Brilliant, bold and cold-blooded, Elizabeth's chief statesman dominated his age and shaped the history of England.


History textbooks tinged with pink?

Mariette Ulrich | 09 July 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: education of children, history, homosexuality
A bill that would require textbooks for California public schools to include the historical contributions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people passed the state Assembly.


Gorbachev at eighty

Archie Brown | 28 February 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Communism, history
On Wednesday, the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, celebrates his 80th birthday. A leading British scholar salutes a man who changed Russia and the world for the better.


History lessons from Hollywood

Michael Kirke | 22 February 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: history, Hollywood, religion
Two films reimagining history -- one about the Gulag, the other about a saint - show how much good Hollywood could do.


Africans puzzled by Western attacks on faith

Martyn Drakard | 11 January 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, Christianity, history, religion
Africans cannot understand why Christians in the Christian West should be persecuted for expressing their faith in public.


39 Clues

Clare Cannon | 07 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: adventure, history, mystery


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