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Religion Cause for War?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

If organized religion is not exclusively responsible for war, nonetheless, it is fair to ask does it justify our loyalty at least for preventing conflict and killing? More fundamentally, does organized religion tip the scales for peace over war? 

Bassem Youssef's Punchlines Wound Egypt's Rulers

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.02.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

One can't keep track of multiple events on the dizzying Egyptian media landscape. But Bassem Youssef and his run-ins with authorities over charges o...

Why Is the European Union Haunted by Its Rejection of Turkey?

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 09.08.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

What lies at the heart of Greece's insolvency, Europe's economic woes and, by extension, the global economic crisis is the scuttling of the admission process into the European Union.

The Top 10 Questions Everyone Has About The Inquisition

Cullen Murphy | Posted 03.24.2012 | Religion
Cullen Murphy

In talking with audiences about my new book, "God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World," I've found that the same questions come up over and over. Here are the Top 10.

Breathtaking Religious Imagery In Lech Majewski's 'The Mill And The Cross'

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Film still from The Mill and the Cross, 2011 Directed by Lech Majewski - Credit: Kino Lorber, Inc. Some time ago as part of m...

Stoking the Fires of Islamophobia: Peter King's Inquisition

Ismael Hossein-zadeh | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Ismael Hossein-zadeh

In his pursuit of higher office and re-election, Peter King is known for eagerly groveling to the Christian Right and the Israeli lobby. His McCarthy-type hearings suit this nefarious purpose well.

2010 Elections -- The New Inquisitors

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

The Inquisitions were infamous for their intolerance and hostility to science. Six centuries later, we still have wannabe inquisitors among us, and they are growing their ranks through the support of like-minded candidates.

Spain vs. Holland -- a Bitter history

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

As it became clear that Spain would face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, I was reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's historical novel The Sun over Breda. It's a reminder of the bloody and painful history that joins these two nations.

Bless the Children and the Reporting that Brought Light to a Scandal

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paula Gordon

The cruel reality of priests violating children, and a concerted conspiracy to cover up this evil, have long been public information.

Bite Your Tongue

Ellen Snortland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Some modern cures for the ancient causes of the common scold Is "Numbskull: Please scold me!" tattooed on my forehead? I've been the target of severa...

Sephardic Film Festival: Pomegranates and Longing

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Richard Z. Chesnoff

This culture and history and modern experience of the Sephardim is cinematically celebrated in a film festival sponsored by New York's very active American Sephardi Federation.

Pre-Genocidal Hate: How the Internet Supersized a Medieval Big Lie

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Today, old hatreds are being repackaged and supersized in a way that would have made Josef Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Hate, drool with envy.

Face The Inquisition

Dean Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dean Becker

Today's "compassionate" drug warriors have fractured the futures and pulverized the possibilities of more than 37,000,000 US citizens.

U.S. Nuns Facing Sweeping Vatican Investigation

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Vatican is quietly conducting two sweeping investigations of American nuns, a development that has startled and dismayed nuns who fear they are th...

West Side Story: The Original Spanish Version

Louise Mirrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Louise Mirrer

The opening of the current hit revival of West Side Story so close to Easter and Passover is a good reminder of the twists and turns of both theatrical and world history.

Pope Ratzinger to Canonize Tomás de Torquemada, His Predecessor as Inquisitor General?

Don Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Don Parker

According to a highly placed source who can see the Vatican from his front porch, Pope Benedict XVI plans to extend his "big tent" reconciliation reun...