Category: Religion

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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

Joao Pedro Stedile: Pope Francis and popular movements

Pope Francis, from the outset of his Pontificate, has pleasantly surprised militants of people’s movements around the world, in contrast with his two predecessors

Sister Eugenia Russia: “Here There is a State That Respects Human Rights”

Liberation Theology entails the transformation of the human being towards unity and harmony with Earth and all other human beings

Jon Queally: Pope Francis Calls for Justice on Warming Planet

Leader of Catholic Church says the richest owe the poorest a ‘great social debt’ for creating the climate crisis, ignoring warnings of its dangers, and refusing to act

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