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The illusion of neutrality

Anthony Esolen | 19 September 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: secularism, tolerance
The secular state cannot be neutral in matters of religion.


In Europe’s schools, national values infringe religious freedom

Olivier Roy | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, identity politics, religious liberty, secularism
A national (secular) identity is not the answer to religious fundamentalism.


Where is best to advertise for the CEO of a leper colony?

Peter Saunders | 28 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, David Cameron, secularism, UK
Probably not among the foes of a Christian Britain.


Quebec gears up for a momentous election

Margaret Somerville | 24 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, euthanasia, Parti Quebecois, secularism
By supporting both euthanasia and secularism, the Parti Québécois threatens to tear Canada apart.


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.


For academics, religion is a conflict of interests

Margaret Somerville | 26 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious freedom, secularism, Wikipedia
A campaign against a bioethics professor turns very nasty.


Is Quebec creating a secular utopia?

Margaret Somerville | 03 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, laïcité, Quebec, secularism
Has the Parti Québécois reflected on the dismal record of utopian thinking in the 20th Century?


Disappointment in Strasbourg

Peter Smith | 17 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: religious freedom, secularism, UK
Religious freedom in the UK takes another hit in the courts.


The Unintended Reformation

Charles J. Chaput | 16 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Reformation, secularism
The long-term effect of the Reformation was to create "the kingdom of whatever", a world where meaning is self-invented and meaninglessness is the public philosophy.


“Soon our happy hearts will quiver”

Michael Cook | 16 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, secularism, transhumanism
Are bioethicists reviving mediaeval inquiries into how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?


A second look at Chariots of Fire

Susan Hanssen | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: films, Olympics, religious freedom, secularism
The film's Olympic heroes face a common enemy: the bland pseudo-tolerance of secular humanism.


A more religious future?

Marcus Roberts | 24 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: 2012 elections, birth rates, culture wars, religion in public square, secularism
Thanks to demography, the 21st century will see a rise in religious belief throughout the world.


A naturally conservative nation

Thomas C. Reeves | 26 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservatism, liberalism, secularism
In a recent Gallup poll, only 21 per cent of Americans called themselves liberals.


Who are the real fundamentalists?

Gudrun Kugler | 19 July 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: fundamentalism, religious freedom, secularism
Secularists who want to evict religion from the public square are strong contenders for the label.


Ways out of the Christian ghetto

Joseph Weiler | 04 February 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Christianophobia, religious freedom, secularism
A Jewish scholar reflects on what can reverse the retreat of Christians before militant secularism.


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