Category: Religion

Jean-Michel Dumay: Francis, the whistleblower pope

Francis is determined to restore the Vatican’s place in international diplomacy, reform the administration in Rome and make the world a better place

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Juan Cole: Defying Saudis, Iran: Muslim thinkers call for Action on Climate Change at Istanbul Conference

Attendees at the International Islamic Climate Change Symposium in Istanbul from 20 countries produced, and 60 of them signed, a declaration warning of the dangers of climate change and urging urgent action

Alex Doherty: Israel’s Fundamentalist Alliance

As support for Israel in the Jewish diaspora erodes Israel’s alliance with Christian Zionism is likely to intensify

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Ted Glick: Pope Francis: Climate Game-Changer

Just in time, hopefully, the leader the world needs on the climate crisis has stepped forward: Pope Francis. What other person known worldwide, with an international following and with the power—spiritually and politically—to have an impact is doing what the Pope has done so far, since  he was named Pope in the spring of 2013? Read more…

Chris Nineham: ​If You Want Muslims to Identify With Britain, Don’t Demonize and Bomb Them

Cameron’s argument that ‘non-violent extremism’ can lead to ‘violent extremism’ opens the door to Orwellian levels of surveillance

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Naomi Klein: A Radical Vatican?

By asserting that nature has a value in and of itself, Francis is overturning centuries of theological interpretation that regarded the natural world with outright hostility

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Milan Rai: Ten Years on from the London Bombings: More Disbelief

When jihadists explain why they attack Western targets, Western foreign policy is usually a big factor in turning ‘nice men’ into mass murderers

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Ramzy Baroud: No ‘Crisis in Islam’: Just Apathy of So-called ‘Historians’

This is far from being a ‘crisis in Islam’, but a political struggle that will, ultimately, define the future of the region for many generations to come

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Gilbert Achcar: Banners of protest

Christian liberation theology and Islamic fundamentalism both protest and contest social and political conditions in their host societies. But they don’t want the same changes

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Kathy Kelly: Before the Dawn

For now, it remains a blessing to work alongside people awake together, even in darkness, working to face burdens with kindness, ready to join with kindred spirits near and far, faces aglow with precious glimmers of a coming day

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