Posts Tagged: Religion
Buddhist teachers -- Eastern and Western alike -- who sleep with their students have left a trail of human wreckage in their wake.
Religion has permeated the history and politics of Pakistan. Now its time, Najum Mushtaq argues, to keep religion out of it.
Joe Volks asks whether religion can help us replace the narrative of "us versus" them with a more compelling story of peace.
Religious communities are beginning to address the connections between climate change and global justice.
It's a mistake for the U.S. government to ignore religion or promote it zealously. Scott Thomas offers an alternative.
The Commission on International Religious Freedom has provided tacit support for a dangerous turn in American foreign policy.
Religious faith and institutions can be positive factors in peacebuilding. But there are also many potential pitfalls.
Ira Chernus writes that Americans crave a foreign policy based on moral conviction. Neoconservatives have offered one version. The left must provide a different one.
Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.