Religion and life articles

religion and life

If a company can be African American, can’t it be religious?
Matt Bowman | 31 March 2014 |
tags: contraceptive mandate, Obamacare, Supreme Court
A business owner brings his values and his entire self—his faith no less than his race—to his daily work.

How the Bible has shaped the West
Michael Cook | 24 March 2014 |
tags: Jonathan Sacks, Judeo-Christian ethics
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks detects seven key ideas in Judaeo-Christian culture which explain why the West is unique.

Conversations with Islamists
Tarek Heggy | 11 March 2014 |
tags: freedom, Islamism, women's dignity
An Egyptian scholar reports his conclusions from decades of talking with leaders of political Islam.

Why Christian ideals are the foundation of a secular society
Michael Kirke | 04 March 2014 |
tags: Christianity, history, secularism
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.

Dialogue and disagreement
Angelo M. Codevilla | 25 February 2014 |
tags: Islam, Muslim-Christian dialogue, nature of God
Are Muslims and Christians really speaking about the same God?

Is the Arab Muslim world committing “societal suicide”?
Mohammed al-Sanduk | 24 February 2014 |
tags: history of science, Islam, Middle East
Ironclad intellectual restriction is responsible for the failed societies of the Middle East, not foreign intervention.

The silent war on religious liberty
Bobby Jindal | 21 February 2014 |
tags: elites, Obama administration, religious liberty
The Governor of Louisiana sails into American elites trying to circumscribe religious freedom

The UN’s zero-compliance with zero tolerance of abuse
Michael Cook | 14 February 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, sexual abuse, UN peacekeeping force, United Nations
Why is the UN criticising the Catholic Church? It can't control its own soldiers.

Is a dialogue with Islam possible?
Thomas Patrick Burke | 13 February 2014 |
tags: Islam, Muslim-Christian dialogue
An insightful new book argues that there are serious philosophical obstacles.

Ambushed by a kangaroo court
Austen Ivereigh | 06 February 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, sex abuse, United Nations
A UN committee has roasted the Vatican over sex abuse. And abortion. And the Pill. And homosexuality. And whatever.

If you like your religion, you can keep your religion
Kelly Bartlett | 28 January 2014 |
tags: Little Sisters of the Poor, Obamacare contraceptive mandate, religious liberty
Why does the Obama administration think that providing contraception is more important than religious freedom?

Faith and science: a dialogue, not a debate
Megan Hodder | 28 January 2014 |
tags: obituaries, science and faith
Ian Barbour’s life demonstrated the harmony between physics and faith.

Pope Francis’ historic mission to the Middle East
Nigel Zimmerman | 23 January 2014 |
The new Pope is popular because of his concern for the marginalised, but he is not neglecting Christian unity.

Selling the faith of unbelievers
William West | 16 January 2014 |
tags: atheism, religion, science and faith
Richard Dawkins' new film, The Unbelievers, peddles an increasingly unlikely worldview.

In the beginning was the Word
Robert R. Reilly | 07 January 2014 |
tags: Christianity, inter-religious dialogue, Islam
How can Christians, who believe that God is "logos" or reason, dialogue with Muslims who believe God is pure will?

Decline in belief in God masks rise in superstition
Denyse O'Leary | 02 January 2014 |
tags: atheism, religion, superstition
If people stop believing in God, they still have to believe in something.

The Christmas tree, a Christian tradition
Michael Durnan | 16 December 2013 |
tags: Christianity, Christmas
A story of old England and Germany.

The cover guy
Michael Cook | 13 December 2013 |
tags: Person of the Year, Pope Francis, Time magazine
Time magazine has selected Pope Francis as "Person of the Year".

Revolutionary, democrat, statesman
Christopher Szabo | 11 December 2013 |
tags: Communism, Nelson Mandela, South Africa
There was another side to "Saint Nelson", says a South African journalist.

Here’s a Pope who condemns unfettered capitalism. So he must be a Marxist, right?
Michael Coren | 10 December 2013 |
tags: capitalism, Catholicism, Pope Francis
Nope, but it’s hard to convince some people.

In love with a dangerous idea
Megan Hodder | 10 December 2013 |
tags: Christianity, new atheists, religious conversion
The God debate is not over, as recent converts to the Christian faith witness.

A breath of life for an old religion
Michael Cook | 03 December 2013 |
tags: Catholic Church, Christianity, Pope Francis
Pope Francis's game plan is a stunning and inspiring document.

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