Violence seems to have permeated every dimension of our common life and our imagination. Jonathan Sacks offers a wise response.
As religious violence continues to make headlines, it is tempting for both the media and its audience to lump devout worshipers into the same camp as violent extremists. It is also tempting for people of one faith to regard members of other religious groups as the ones most likely to commit heinous crimes in the name of religion.
Secularists from Voltaire to Richard Dawkins have attacked religion for its connection to violence. Karen Armstrong flatly rejects the idea.
Again and again, the religious impulse in human beings turns violent. Is there no other side to this grim tale?
For some Christians, the menace of apostasy is anything but distant or theoretical.
An irony of Christian life amid the Arab Spring is that Christians have frequently been protected by the authoritarian regimes that are under attack.
William Cavanaugh has written a pair of stunningly important books, in which he makes a clear and persuasive argument for overturning a founding myth of the modern Western state.
How we relate to the "other," ethnically, nationally, religiously, is the most important moral and theological issue of our time.
Western Christians seem neither to know nor care about the catastrophe that has unfolded before them in the ancient heartlands of their faith.