Posts tagged "religion and law"
The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

The Different Kinds of Hunger: Ramadan at Guantanamo

By Sajida Jalalzai. A hunger strike at Guantanamo during Ramadan reveals contradictions about religion, ethics, and prisoners' rights.

The Globalization of Blasphemy

by Austin Dacey The Indian Penal Code was drafted in 1837 by the Indian Law Commission...In their commentaries, the commissioners observed that India is “pregnant with dangers” because of a susceptibility to “religious excitement” peculiar to Muslims and Hindus.

Li’l Islam: Role-Play Religion

By Hally Hall-I Chu Many schools have role-playing exercises designed to help students better understand the subjects they portray. Pretend to be Galileo and write down how you feel when accused for something you know to be right. Get into the head of Robert E. Lee and describe what happened at the Seven Days Battle....

Bork You

“There is a great deal more to constitutional law than hostility to Roe.” Zing! Says who? Robert Bork, the guy who didn’t get the job Harriet Miers is about to not get, back during that other right-wing revolution. All bitterness aside though, Bork comes out swinging, notably at the notion that Miers’ evangelicalism counts for...

Media-Assisted Suicide

How coverage of the “right to die” keeps us from dealing with death. By Marissa Kantor This is not a piece about Harriet Miers’ evangelical beliefs. This is not a piece about physician-assisted suicide. This is not a piece about federalism and states’ rights. This is a piece about how the media — both the...

Things to Debate in Denver When You’re Almost Dead

The Colorado Supreme Court is hearing arguments about whether or not to reinstate the death sentence of a convicted murderer and rapist who in 1995 was given the death penalty by jury members who consulted the Bible to see what God has to say about capital punishment. Searching out relevant verses, like “eye for eye, tooth...