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Conversation, an elusive ideal
John Armstrong | 30 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, civility, conversation
An invitation to a big, sustained conversation about art.

The religious atheist
Zac Alstin | 30 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: new atheists, politics, religion
The anti-religious atheist is the inspired prophet of a new religious movement.

Why can’t states ban violent video sales?
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: free speech rights, parenting, video games, violence
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).

UK withdrawal of treatment case threatens disabled
Peter Saunders | 30 June 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: UK, withdrawal of treatment
Radio Four’s recent File on Four programme, ‘A Living Death’, featured four case histories of people with serious brain damage. They included Ian Wilson, an Aberdeen man in his 50s, who suffered a severe head injury in a road accident…

Control the marriage message
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Salvatore Cordileone, New York legislature, same-sex marriage, traditional law
The movement to promote same-sex marriage has been very active and very successful. The movement to promote and protect traditional marriage laws has been very active, and seemingly less successful. What’s the truth?

An appeal to Generation Y
Alan Sears | 29 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, same-sex marriage
The rising generation's lack of interest in philosophy and history makes them vulnerable to the sophistry of same-sex marriage.

What to do about whining
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: attachment, child behaviour, evolutionary psychology, parenting
A toddler’s whining may be the worst sound in the world if an experiment carried out by a team of American psychologists is anything to go by.

Busy schedule ahead
Marcus Roberts | 29 June 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Moscow Demographic Summit 2011, Russia
A fascinating and far-reaching discussion about the future of the family is about to kick off in Moscow.

And now there are six
Michael Cook | 28 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, same-sex marriage
With the passage of same-sex marriage in New York, there are six American states where it is legal. Is there a bright side?

Without a home, without a future
Mishka Gora | 28 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: boat people, refugees
What torments refugees is not the living conditions but the endless waiting.

Drone warfare: the moral and legal cost
Paul Rogers | 28 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Middle East, warfare
The increasing use of armed-drones to attack targets in Pakistan and Yemen raises profound legal and ethical questions.

Russian Duma welcomes delegates
Larry Jacobs | 28 June 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Moscow Demographic Summit 2011, Russia
“Dear Participants of the Moscow Demographic Summit: We welcome you with all our hearts, we wish success to the work of the Moscow Demographic Summit: Family and the Future of Humankind..."

Love and marriage in pre (sexual) revolutionary England
Mariette Ulrich | 28 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
The pre-sexual revolution generations might not have had sex education, but that didn’t stop them learning how to love.

Will British Medical Assoc spurn “bogus” commission on assisted dying?
Peter Saunders | 28 June 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Commission on Assisted Dying, UK
Former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer (pictured) appeared on the Radio Four Sunday programme this morning. His controversial ‘commission on assisted dying’ will begin to consider the ‘evidence’ it has gathered this coming Wednesday.

Boredom busters and brain boosters
Mary Cooney | 28 June 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: holiday, media, parenting, play
Ten tips on how to keep your kids happily busy during the summer holiday.

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