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Western Values

Regarding the "Small Minority" of Religious Extremists

Gad Saad | Posted 05.03.2015 | Religion
Gad Saad

It is imperative that when discussing issues such as what constitutes a "small minority" of religious extremists, that we be armed with the proper statistical information along with the ability to process the relevant data in a fair, accurate, and unbiased manner.

On the Anniversary of a Terrorist Attack, a New Year's Lesson About Forgiveness

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 03.08.2014 | Religion
Nancy Graham Holm

Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and Danish-Muslim Ahmed Akkari are an unlikely pair to teach us a New Year's lesson. On opposite sides of a vicious and deadly international crisis in 2006, both men are now reconciled with a wiser and more judicious perspective.

What Do Muslim-Western Relations Mean?

Common Ground News Service | Posted 07.09.2013 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

In the last 12 years since the 9/11 attacks, familiarity has led to a better Western understanding of the complexities in the Muslim world, while far-reaching changes in the Muslim world have undermined a black and white view of the region in the West.

Down With 'Western Values'

Karel van Wolferen | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Karel van Wolferen

Love between two human individuals is recognized as a worthy emotion, and generally respected everywhere. Then why talk about Western values or Asian values or American values?

We're Only Halfway Toward Real Freedom

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York
Peter A. Georgescu

On a brilliant, bright sunny day in New York City, in the shadow of the United Nations building that Roosevelt worked so hard to create, I was moved by FDR's four freedoms. Four values which set good apart from evil.

Israel's Farewell to the West

Carlo Strenger | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Hasn't Netanyahu always claimed that the US is not the liberal elites of the East and West Coast, and that the US commitment to Israel is of a religious nature? And aren't Congress and the declaration of friendship of Republican presidential candidates proving him right?

Does Free Speech Mean Free to Offend?

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Kelhawk

Obviously life is full of offense. We can't legislate good taste or make everything that offends everyone illegal. Freedom of speech entails the freedom to offend. But that doesn't mean we have to offend.

Juan Mendez on International Human Rights

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"The U.N. simply does not have adequate support of the world powers," Juan E. Mendez told me. Coming from anyone, this might be less important. From...