Articles on religious issues

religious issues



A joyful, crowded 21st century pilgrimage
Carolyn Moynihan | 10 October 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, saints
If religion is on the wane it is was not evident in Madrid or Rome earlier this month.


A ray of light through the clouds
Michael Cook | 26 September 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, evil, ISIS, saints
We need saints to dispel the miasma of evil. Alvaro del Portillo was one of them.


How Israel can bring peace to the world
Izzy Kalman | 23 September 2014 |
tags: Gaza, Israel, peace
"A light unto the nations" should accommodate all creeds and peoples, says a Jewish psychologist.


In Nigeria, a dialogue of life brings religious groups together
Joop Koopman | 08 September 2014 |
tags: Boko Haram, interfaith dialogue, Nigeria
“We are not just fighting each other – that is a caricature of our country,” says an archbishop.


Of astrophysics and atheism
Daniel Ross Goodman | 24 July 2014 |
tags: atheism, faith and science
Why we need religion in the space age.


The muddled iconography of women bishops
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 July 2014 |
tags: Anglican Church, ordination of women
A Church of England decision adds to the confusion about the meaning of priesthood.


Shoots of hope for Christians in Syria’s civil war
Patrick Sookhdeo | 10 June 2014 |
tags: Christianity, Middle East Christians, Syria
In the midst of the chaos and carnage, a church elects a new patriarch.


What is the real story behind Ireland’s mass grave?
Michael Cook | 06 June 2014 |
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland
A media storm is gathering over the discovery of hundreds of infants buried at a Catholic home for unmarried mothers.


Where is best to advertise for the CEO of a leper colony?
Peter Saunders | 28 April 2014 |
tags: Christianity, David Cameron, secularism, UK
Probably not among the foes of a Christian Britain.


A Pope in love with truth and freedom
Joaquin Navarro-Valls and Jordi Picazo | 22 April 2014 |
tags: anthropology, Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II
What was it like to work close to Pope John Paul II for many years? A former head of the Vatican Press Office gives some insights.


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.


Pope Francis’ historic mission to the Middle East
Nigel Zimmerman | 23 January 2014 |
tags:
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.


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.


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.


Why liberal adulation risks obscuring the Pope’s mission
Austen Ivereigh | 03 December 2013 |
tags: Catholic Church, media, Pope Francis
Is Francis really the obvious new hero for the Left?


Faith and family, society’s double helix
Daniel Blackman | 21 November 2013 |
tags: book reviews, family values, secularisation
Religion needs the family as much as the family needs religion.


What’s wrong with Richard Dawkins?
Richard Bastien | 05 November 2013 |
tags: atheism, Darwinism, evolution, Richard Dawkins
For starters, his arguments for Darwinism are not very scientific.


The views of the Fisherman
Andrew Byrne | 21 October 2013 |
tags: Catholic Church, Pope Francis
Months after his election, the new Pope is still making waves.


How the West really lost God
Tom Ascik | 15 October 2013 |
tags: book reviews, family size, religion
The decline in the family has driven a decline in religious practice, says an American journalist.


Dear Pope… Dear Professor…
Benedict XVI | 27 September 2013 |
tags: atheism, Benedict XVI, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, science and faith
Benedict XVI engages with Italy’s best-known atheist, asking why he overlooks freedom, love and evil.


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


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