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"Kill them wherever you find them": Violence in the Quran? The wise speak only of what they know...

Following is the set of verses in Surah al-Baqarah, Chapter 2 of the Quran, that is often cited to highlight the so-called ‘controversial’ and potentially violent character of the Quran: 868 more words

Braunstein, "Prophets and Patriots"

In April, the University of California Press will release Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide by Ruth Braunstein (University of Connecticut). The publisher’s description follows: 134 more words

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Beginning Again With a Young Horse Speaks to Me In Retirement of Humility

Today I went riding again. My friend, who has the horses made the following suggestion “Here is Hattie. Would you like to be responsible for training her? 780 more words

Call for Papers on Eastern Christianity - American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting

Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Studies Center has passed along a call for papers from the American Academy of Religion. The Academy seeks papers on the topic of Eastern Orthodox Studies, and the deadline for submissions is March 1. 52 more words

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All moral laws are reducible to reciprocity

It is a fact that different societies have different morals and value systems. This argument is further advanced by most amoralists and serves as a basis for a rejection of universal moral values. 323 more words

Inspiration

On the Difference Between the Ideal and the Real In The Media and the Church

Over the Summer, I heard a replayed interview from Radio National’s ‘Saturday Extra’. The person interviewed was Emma Sky, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, who was an advisor to the US Military in Iraq. 1,051 more words

Crash-landed...

Hello… How’s 2017 treating you guys? Anyway this is a true life story… It’s an account of an unexplainable event that happened in Senior high school… 1,051 more words