Features

  • 08 Feb 2009

    Even though the physical voting process at the Iraqi electoral sites seemed fair, the IHEC's implementation of its internal registration rules, led to a flawed outcome disfavouring the Kurds, says Peggy Gish.

  • 06 Feb 2009

    In his speech to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, President Barack Obama sets out a vision for religion and belief in modern America, arising from his own commitments.

  • 04 Feb 2009

    In the grey zone, we are all both victims and perpetrators, says Giles Fraser, who has visited one of the major sites of the slave trade. In the grey zone, morality is no longer simple. We need honesty, wisdom and divine mercy to face the facts hopefully.

  • 02 Feb 2009

    In the scientific community, there has been a significant increase in sightings of articles and studies on the "science" of religion, says Douglas Anderson. But they don't necessarily prove very enlightening.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.

  • 29 Jan 2009

    Despite the terrible start in Gaza and other endemic conflicts, governments committed to shared security are set to reach an historic milestone on nuclear free zones this year, says Jonathan Frerichs

  • 28 Jan 2009

    There are many people who are not Christians who revere Jesus, says Martin Marty. But when his name is invoked in the civic arena they hear assertions of majority privilege in the religious realm, where privilege often has taken form in power against others.

  • 26 Jan 2009

    If the Obama presidency is going to make good on its promise of hope, says Giles Fraser, it will have to do so in places like the unloved west side of Baltimore.

  • 20 Jan 2009

    As we have tragically seen in Gaza, the thinking of the past has not brought peace to the Middle East or the USA, says Gene Stoltzfus. Something new is needed. The Obama era needs to be built on hopeful prayer and action for justice.

  • 18 Jan 2009

    Amid the the violence, tragedy and politics of Gaza, there are deep forces of destruction at work, says Gene Stoltzfus. But there may also be sparks of hope which require prayerful discernment out of which a different quality of action can come.