Minarets in the Alps?

Michael Cook | 09 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, minarets, Switzerland
Why are the Swiss so rattled by their Muslim neighbours that they have voted to ban minarets?

Ruins to ruins

Kevin Ryan | 07 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, France, future of Europe, Islam
While French cathedrals are empty and silent, French Muslims are alive and vibrant. 

What new textbooks will teach our children

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: education, Islam
About Islam and its role in history and modern civilization.

A million acts of kindness…untold?

Sheila Liaugminas | 01 December 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: foreign policy, Fort Hood, Islam
Here’s the walkup to Thomas Friedman’s incisive piece in the New York Times about what Maj. Hasan may have been thinking at Ft. Hood.

A favoured religion

Sheila Liaugminas | 21 November 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christianity, Islam, religious liberty
A newly appointed federal judge President Obama named to the Seventh Circuit isn’t getting much media scrutiny for a controversial ruling he made that, effectively, makes prayers to Allah politically correct and perfectly acceptable in the public square, but not prayers invoking the name of Jesus Christ.

Are we getting too ‘touchy-feely’?

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 November 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Islam, military
There was no reason not to grant Maj. Nidal M. Hasan’s pressing requests to be released from the Army.

God’s Battalions

Bill Muehlenberg | 16 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Crusades, Islam
After centuries of apologies for Christian perfidy, perhaps it is time to rethink the Crusades. 

Iran’s plummeting birth rates

Michael Cook | 11 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, economics, family planning, Islam, population control
Despite its fundamentalist Islamic reputation Iran has experimented with birth control with some unexpected, and unwelcome, consequences.

Attacking the Bible: an artist’s false bravado

Brian Lilley | 07 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Chrstianity, Islam
A Scottish art gallery attacks the Bible, goes easy on the Koran. Should we be surprised?

A link to our Muslim heritage

Michael Cook | 12 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, literature, poetry
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the most famous Islamic poem in English.

A Muslim president of Russia?

Michael Cook | 07 April 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Islam, religion, Russia
For all of its differences with the West, Russia sees itself as a European country. However, the dismaying decline in the Russian birthrate and the life expectancy of Russian males means that the country will become more and more Muslim in the years to come. A detailed survey of the challenges faced by Russia produced by the Finnish Ministry of Defence says that the growing presence of Muslims in Russian society will affect both domestic and foreign policy. 

Faith, Reason, and the War Against Jihadism

Francis Phillips | 18 June 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Islam, jihad
To meet the challenge of radical Islam and jihadism, the Christian West must return to its roots.

Russia at the crossroads

Nicolai Petro | 11 September 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: atheism, Christianity, Islam, Russia
As it embraces globalisation and capitalism Russia is also rediscovering a pre-1917 religious and cultural heritage that is often at odds with both communism and capitalism.

A jihad on secularism

Michael Cook | 22 September 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Enlightenment, Islam, reason, Regensburg address
Benedict has fired a warning shot across the bow of the Enlightenment Project, but its crew was asleep.

Towards a democracy of hope

Cardinal George Pell | 17 December 2004 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, democracy, George Pell, Islam
Cardinal George Pell has won the respect of the media with his straightforward manner and the strength of his intellect. Here he talks about Islam, Christianity and democracy.

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