Posts tagged "europe"
In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

In the News: The Crusades, Anti-Vaxxers, Chocolate Gods, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

Man Without a Country: “The Myth of the Muslim Tide”

by Nora Connor His sociology is methodical, clear and convincing, but he’s bringing a slide-rule and a pocket protector to a gunfight.

Calvin’s Geneva? The New International Discourse of Blasphemy

By Austin Dacey The Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of Complementary Standards was meeting to address “gaps” in an international human rights treaty on racism and racial discrimination.

Taking Tocqueville and Darwin for a Ride

By Nathan Schradle If something like a “Global Civil Society” ever becomes a reality (I’m picturing a giant face made of thousands of tiny robots, like in the Matrix Revolutions… only hopefully slightly less hell-bent on the destruction of the human species), it may want to give a huge shout-out to the year 1831....

Constitutional Christ

Now that a European constitution has been scuttled by more worldly concerns, the question of which gods (if any) should find a place in its preamble seems largely moot. But that’s no reason not to read this provocative interview with Professor Joseph Weiler of New York University. Weiler, an Orthodox Jew, speaks with Nextbook‘s Sara Ivry about his forthcoming book, A Christian...

“Europe is No Longer Christian”

Today’s New York Times features a front-pager on the decline of institutional religion in Europe by Frank Bruni. Running for a full page on the inside, it sheds as much light on the changing nature of “church” in America as in Europe — a perspective especially welcome in view of what may be the disintegration of American Episcopalianism...