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Healing a 2000-year-old rift
Jim Pope | 27 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Since Vatican II, Christians and Jews have done much to heal their tormented relationship. The problem is, says Jewish scholar David Novak in this MercatorNet interview, not enough of us know about it.

Famine in Kenya: an avoidable disaster
Martyn Drakard | 27 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Famine has returned to Eastern Africa and the government of Kenya is ill-prepared. How is it that a country which fed its people during a worse famine more than 20 years ago is now caught off guard?

Dragons of fanaticism still breathe fire
Francis Phillips | 25 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
A slayer of myths and delusions about totalitarian regimes returns to the fray. Robert Conquest writes in defence of the 'Anglosphere'.

Religion flourishes but atheism looks sick
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Christianity
Why does atheism get such a good press and religion such a bad one when, as a global survey shows, religious people outnumber atheists eleven to one?

Match Point
William Park | 18 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Despite its trademark nihilism, Woody Allen’s latest film ends up showing that there is order in the universe.

Killing me softly with his song
Michael Cook | 18 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Euthanasia is back in the news. And no one is more qualified to lead the movement into the 21st century than Philip Nitschke.

Neutrality follies
Richard Bastien | 16 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Canada’s chief justice reckons morals are “subjective, arbitrary and unworkable”. Hmm. It’s an interesting principle for drafting laws.

Women converts find liberation in Islam
Carolyn Moynihan | 12 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
Thousands of western women each year are exchanging hedonism for the headscarf and fasting at Ramadan. Does Islam have something to offer women that Christianity does not?

No more business as usual for stem cell research
Michael Cook | 12 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: cloning, Hwang Woo-suk
Revelations of fraud and unethical conduct in the world’s leading embryonic stem cell lab could lead to a rethink of stem cell ethics.

60 years after Nuremberg, how much have we learned?
Cason Cheely | 10 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
The trial of German doctors who used prisoners for ghastly experiments during World War II is still relevant today.

Canadians battle over Church-State separation
Richard Bastien | 04 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
The bitter debate over whether private religious beliefs should influence what policies politicians support has become an issue in this month’s election in Canada.

| 03 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
This quirky best-seller about the economics of everyday life is high on entertainment value and low on content — with one controversial exception.

Breaking the spirit
Marc Zarrouati | 03 January 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: torture, utilitarianism, war on terror
A government's legitimate need to interrogate terror suspects must not be allowed to slide into inhumane torture, argues Marc Zarrouati in this MercatorNet interview.

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