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Pope to wow them in distant aisles
Max Polak | 26 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: World Youth Day
Successful World Youth Days in Cologne this year and in Sydney in 2008 could signal a revival of Christian faith in the listless West.

Why the UN banned human cloning
José Joaquín Chaverri | 26 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: cloning, Costa Rica
Earlier this year, Costa Rica was at the forefront of a campaign in the United Nations to ban both reproductive and therapeutic cloning. In this exclusive interview MercatorNet speaks to a diplomat who handled the negotiations.

Fighting AIDS by bolstering African families
Margaret Ogola | 26 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, AIDS, Kenya
Strengthening the family is the answer to many of Africa's ailments, says Kenyan paediatrician, mother and award-winning novelist Margaret Ogola.

Rediscovering the lost art of parenting
Michael Cook | 26 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
Parenting is about more than just good behaviour, says Sydney headmaster and author Andrew Mullins. It's about the hard slog of teaching virtues.

The battle over the Crusades
Michael Cook | 19 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Crusades
The modern world would have been completely different without the Crusades, says historian Thomas Madden in a MercatorNet interview.

Men of Honour
Francis Phillips | 19 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
The bicentenary of Admiral Nelson's victory at Trafalgar is a stirring reminder of the heroism, daring and zeal of the heroes of the Romantic age.

How to fix binge drinkers - give them more booze
Michael Kirke | 19 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
The governments of Ireland and Britain are snatching at straws in their efforts to curb binge drinking by teenagers.

Sleep is for wimps ? or is it?
Carolyn Moynihan | 19 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
The simple fact that most of us are sleep deprived could be the cause of much family tension and psychological angst.

Which is dumber, your horoscope or your lucky numbers?
Christopher Martin | 12 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
There are superstitions and there are superstitions. Some are marginally more sensible than others.

Rapping for life
Carolyn Moynihan | 12 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
A hip-hop artist with a background in action-comedy films is causing a stir with his song and video about a prenatal brush with abortion.

The death of Theory
Michael Cook | 12 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
For 25 years or more, the humanities have been in thrall to post-modernist Theory. Now its empire seems to be breaking up.

Coping with affluenza
Michael Cook | 12 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
Believe it or not, many people find that their joy-to-stuff ration is much, much too low after they inherit their parents' estate.

Do shoot-to-kill orders make sense?
William Keenan | 05 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
British police killed an innocent man on a morning communter train, thinking that he might have been a suicide bomber. It was a tragic and unnecessary blunder.

Who’s in charge of violent video games?
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
The designers of video games are often unscrupulous. Industry ratings lack teeth. Governments feel it's all too hard. The last line of defence is mom and dad.

Can the IRA break with its past?
Michael Kirke | 03 August 2005 | FEATURES |  
The IRA says that it has turned its back on bombs and guns. That's two steps forward, but be prepared for one step backwards.

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