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There are not many things I have done in thirty-six years of ordained ministry in the church that have generated expressions of interest from places as distant as Minnesota and New York.
It was the summer of 1962. I had just turned eight when my family moved from a tiny town to, what seemed to me at the time, a large city, and a strange church. I was small and scared. So I became tough and wild.
Tomorrow in the British House of Commons a study called “Contemporary Catholicism in England and Wales” will be presented to the members. In the study Stephen Bullivant, senior lecturer in theology and ethics at St Mary’s Catholic University in London, analyses data collected over three decades for a survey of “British Social Attitudes.”
Before he ditched his blog “The Dish”, Andrew Sullivan posted a quote and a comment that offers a fascinating suggestion about one of the forces that has profoundly shaped North American Christianity in the past fifty years.
In a press conference on 30 November during his flight home from Africa, Pope Francis responded to a question from a French journalist about fundamentalism.
Seyyed Hossein Nasr is an 82-year-old Iranian Islamic philosopher and University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University.
Belief systems are not defined only by the practices or lives of their adherents. They also in part carry the identity of the sacred texts to which they appeal for their tradition.
Is Islam an inherently violent belief system?
I have tried to ignore it, pretended it isn’t out there, attempted not to think about it. But it has popped up too many times in too many places to be ignored.