religion and life
Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.
“Mission accomplished”: Italy welcomes Meriam Ibrahim
Has Sudan really learned a lesson about religious freedom?
Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.
Of astrophysics and atheism
Why we need religion in the space age.
The muddled iconography of women bishops
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.
The desperate dream of the Islamic Caliphate
Most Muslims look upon the proclamation of a caliphate as preposterous.
To the shores of Tripoli
From the very beginning, the US could not avoid "foreign entanglements".
What the Supreme Court did (and didn’t do) to religious freedom last week
It's hardly a threat to civil liberties.
The homegrown jihadist
What drives a 19-year-old American girl into the arms of some of the world's most vicious terrorists?
This is Iraq’s darkest hour
A bishop in Kurdish Iraq criticizes Western indifference to the future of Middle East Christianity.
Balancing Ramadan against World Cup glory
How can fasting Muslim athletes possibly compete?
Dialoguing with Islam
Because fundamental ideas in Christianity and Islam are so different, a meeting of minds is difficult.
In Europe’s schools, national values infringe religious freedom
A national (secular) identity is not the answer to religious fundamentalism.
Meriam is free, but countless Christian women are not
Do women’s rights campaigners really want to know about their plight?
The failure of Western secular values in Iraq
The persecution of Christians should have been the canary in the mine.
Shoots of hope for Christians in Syria’s civil war
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, a church elects a new patriarch.
What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.
Pregnant Sudanese woman could be hanged for “apostasy”
Why haven't feminist media stars taken up the case of this young mother?
Are the Roman martyrs a self-serving Christian myth?
A Notre Dame professor claims that sustained early Christian persecution is a myth.
Harvard’s dance with the devil
If Satanists planned a Black Mass at your university, would you ban it?
Why the West is different
Christian convictions generated the foundations of liberalism and the West’s idea of itself.
Vatican accused of “torture” in latest UN attack
But this time it is prepared for the outlandish charges.
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