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Toronto mosque offers 'detox' for extremists - Stewart Bell

A Toronto mosque is offering a "12-step extremist detox program" for radical Muslims that its director says is the first of its kind in Canada.  Read more...

Touching the Untouchable - Charles Colson

More than 160 million people in India are dalits or "Untouchables" — people tainted by their birth into a caste system that deems them impure, less than human. Christian communities are helping India's untouchables and many of them are converting. But the Indian government is now proposing legislation that would give the very people who have oppressed the dalits for generations the authority to block their conversions.  Read more...

Troubles with Templeton obits - Mark Stricherz

By most any measure, the late Sir John Templeton was a remarkable man. He was a pioneer in not one but two fields: investing in stocks and donating money to explore the intersection of science and religion.  Read more...

Unfathomable Zealotry - Richard Cohen

What strikes me about the threat to execute Abdul Rahman, the Afghan who converted to Christianity, is not that Afghanistan remains deeply medieval and not even remotely the democracy that George W. Bush would like it to be, but that with the exception of the (largely) Christian West, the rest of the world has been mostly silent.  Read more...

Unfit to Serve? - Joseph Wood

The marginalization of orthodox religious believers proceeds apace.   Read more...

Unmanly whingin’ - Rev. Raymond de Souza

It takes some doing to be both cowardly and tyrannical at the same time, but the Speaker of the Western Australia Legislative Assembly pulled that off in the recent controversy over embryonic stem cell research.  Read more...

Vegetarians for a Free Choice - Dan Coyne

How can any father look his four-year-old son in the eye and tell him that he cannot be both a practicing vegetarian and a hot dog lover? Why should a working mom, who is deeply committed to the principles of vegetarianism, feel guilty simply for snacking on an occasional beef jerky?   Read more...

Want to build your child's self-esteem? - Tralee Pearce

Tell them how ordinary they are. A growing body of research suggests that praising kids for their talent and intelligence doesn't help them achieve success -- it sets them up for disappointment.  Read more...

We Know Not What They Do - MARK STEYN

In the diversified Dominion, we must be sensitive toward persons of colour, persons of orientation and persons of gender, but we can be sneeringly contemptuous of persons of faith.  Read more...

We're being asked to give up too much this Lent - Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I.

This year, the Catholic Church in the United States is being told she must "give up" her health care institutions, her universities and many of her social service organizations.  Read more...

We're Split - Dinesh D'Souza

The courts have become the place where some of the most important issues of American social and moral life are now settled.  Read more...

What Saudi students learn - Freedom House

This week, Freedom House, a U.S.-based NGO that seeks to promote democracy around the world, released Saudi Arabia’s Curriculum of Intolerance, a report on Islamic-studies textbooks published by the Saudi Ministry of Education. What follows are excerpts from the report.  Read more...

What the New Atheists Don’t See - Theodore Dalrymple

To regret religion is to regret Western civilization.  Read more...

What the tolerant must tolerate - Rex Murphy

To be a serious Christian in modern Western culture is to be the favoured easy target of every progressive thinker and every half-witted comedian.   Read more...

What to Do About Sudan - Elliott Abrams

The government in Khartoum regularly bombs clinics, schools, and food stations in the southern part of the country and in the Nuba Mountains. As a local bishop put it to me during a visit to Sudan last year, “They are trying to blow out the candle” of Christianity in Sudan.  Read more...

What's Going on in Egypt? - Joe Carter

Here's what you should know about what’s going on in Egypt.  Read more...

What's Going on in Syria? - Joe Carter

In 2011, during the Middle Eastern protest movement known as the Arab Spring, protesters in Syria demanded the end of Ba’ath Party rule and the resignation of President Bashar al-Assad, whose family has held the presidency in the country since 1971.   Read more...

When did the Bible become 'hate speech'? - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Four years ago, I wrote an article entitled "Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism" for the religious journal First Things, surveying the erosion of Canadian religious liberty under various regulatory bodies, professional associations and human rights tribunals.  Read more...

When Ratzinger Defended Galileo at “La Sapienza” - Giorgio Israel

It is surprising that those who have chosen as their motto the famous phrase attributed to Voltaire — "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" — should oppose the pope's delivering an address at the "La Sapienza" university of Rome.   Read more...

When Shrimps Learn to Whistle: Elton John as Cultural Philosopher - Iain Benson

Well-known cultural philosopher Elton John has proclaimed that organized religion should be banned. Good for him.   Read more...

Whipping Boy - Michael Coren

Casual anti-christian bigotry has become the credo of the liberal, the atheist, the dinner-party poseur and the fool who merely follows the times.  Read more...

Who Remembers the Armenians? - Nichlas Jubber

So far, Turkey has been able to resist the drive for international recognition of the Armenian genocide, in large part because of the nation’s superior resources and strategic importance. For Armenians, the sense of national identity is bound up with the genocide. As much as they are Armenian, they believe they are victims. Until their suffering has been acknowledged, they will not rest.  Read more...

Why Academic Freedom Matters (Now More Than Ever) - Robert P. George

Repression of academic freedom — far from shielding us from error — undermines the very process of truth seeking.  Read more...

Why is it OK to bash Catholics? - John Fraser

It is a dramatic sign of the rampaging secularization of North American and European life during the past half-century that a book like “The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice” by Philip Jenkins, has come about.  Read more...

Why the Bishops Are Suing the U.S. Government - Mary Ann Glendon

This week Catholic bishops are heading to federal courts across the country to defend religious liberty.  Read more...


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