» Witch trials in the context of the Reformation
21/01/18 09:49 from International
LAST year, as Europe marked the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, thousands of words were penned by people trying to figure out that grim era when the continent found itself plunged into bloody conflict between the Catholic and Prote...

» The case of Bishop George Bell
19/01/18 11:28 from International
GEORGE BELL, who died in 1958, was long regarded as one of the most brilliant and morally courageous representatives of the Anglican Church in the 20th century. Alone among English bishops, he opposed the indiscriminate bombing of German...

» How to stop countries sliding back into civil war
18/01/18 10:48 from International
AS A child soldier in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, Eric Wolo smoked a brown powder that made him dizzy during the day, and took cocaine that kept him awake at night when he had to keep watch. When he returned to his home country, Liberia, ...

» Pope Francis faces a challenging visit to Chile and Peru
14/01/18 10:58 from International
IN human and logistical terms alone, the pope’s visit to Latin America this week involves a punishing itinerary. Over six days, a man in his 82nd year, with only one intact lung, will travel over 22,000 miles, spanning the length and bre...

» Teenagers are better behaved and less hedonistic nowadays
10/01/18 11:44 from International
AT THE gates of Santa Monica College, in Los Angeles, a young man with a skateboard is hanging out near a group of people who are smoking marijuana in view of the campus police. His head is clouded, too—but with worry, not weed. He frets...

» An unusual priest’s call for liberty
09/01/18 10:43 from International
AS ONE might expect, the definitions of freedom offered by the liberal secular West and by the current leadership of the Russian Orthodox church are sharply at odds.  In several recent statements, Patriarch Kirill, head of the ...

» The Mormon faith builds bridges while staying true to its self
05/01/18 09:07 from International
THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, better known as the Mormon faith, has recently had attention from the secular press for two reasons. One is the death of the faith’s nonagenarian leader; the other is a flare-up over a Mor...

» Which are the world’s worst airports?
04/01/18 04:33 from International
LIKE expensive watches that never break, the world’s best airports can be boring. You land, breeze through passport control and check into a hotel within minutes. The experience is pleasant, but not memorable. The worst airports have mor...

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