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Fighting back
Basil Meeking | 31 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
After a slew of books attacking Christianity by champions of atheism, the head of the Catholic Church has written a best-selling biography of Jesus of Nazareth which defends his perennial relevance.

All work and no play
Jennifer Van House Hutcheson | 31 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The Japanese may at last be ready to discard their reputation as the world's workaholics.

Europe: In the service of human dignity
Margriet Krijtenburg | 30 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, human dignity, Robert Schuman
Robert Schuman, acclaimed as the Father of Europe, drew his ideal of solidarity from the Christian faith.

East Africa changes with tourist hordes
Martyn Drakard | 29 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
Millions of Western tourists bring changes to Africa, not all of them welcome. 

China’s one-child policy in the balance
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
Will western values finish in the Asian giant what the one-child policy began?

Gandhi’s ideals a model for Europe
Margriet Krijtenburg | 24 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, Gandhi
Europeans have gone cold on the idea of a European Constitution. Could they learn something from that other 'Asian peninsula'?

The healing power of justice
Cormac Burke | 23 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The practice of law is not meant to be a mano-a-mano confrontation between aggrieved plaintiffs.

Facts, not flattery, about same-sex attraction
Ad Hoc Committee on Homosexuality and Scientific Research | 22 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
Blithe assertions about the gay lifestyle are seldom backed up by scientific studies -- and when they are, the studies are weak. 

Birth pangs of new era in music
Stephan Maria Karl | 21 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
A young Austrian composer sees the emergence of an era when music again speaks to the heart and shapes a more human society.

Lessons from the Hogwarts threesome
Andrew Byrne | 18 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The neglected virtue of friendship is skilfully portrayed in the Harry Potter series.

The silver lining in the climate change cloud
Margaret Somerville | 18 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The risks of climate change offer a unique opportunity to have a serious ethical discussion -- whatever your ethics may be.

Falling on deaf ears
Joanna Bogle | 16 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: noise, quiet, silence
When British gardens become as noisy as Australian back yards, the problem is serious.

Copyright under threat on the internet
John Bambenek | 15 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The internet's version of the Boston Tea Party pits technophile against the music and movie industries. 

The Power and the Glory
Francis Phillips | 14 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, John Paul II
David Yallop made his reputation by smearing the Pope's. Now he's back with another bucket of tar.

Silent agony of Sudan
Martyn Drakard | 13 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The tangled web of Sudan's torment is unravelled in two recent books.

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