Posts tagged "secularism"
In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

In the News: Candles, Kombucha, Crocodiles, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
Seeking a Whole Life: Muhammad Asad’s  Critique of the Secular Self

Seeking a Whole Life: Muhammad Asad’s Critique of the Secular Self

Suzanne Schneider asks new and important questions about the life and work of Muhammad Asad.
In the News: Paris, Witches, the CNN Apocalypse, and more!

In the News: Paris, Witches, the CNN Apocalypse, and more!

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.
The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Deities & Demigods

The Last Twentieth-Century Book Club: Deities & Demigods

"The Last Twentieth Century Book Club" is an ongoing monthly column exploring religious ephemera by Don Jolly .
Review: Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment by Akeel Bilgrami

Review: Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment by Akeel Bilgrami

Anand Venkatkrishnan reviews Philosopher Akeel Bilgrami's new collection of essays: Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment.
Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt's Last Secularists?

Copts in a Revolutionary Age: Egypt’s Last Secularists?

Jared Malsin reports from Cairo on the political choices facing Coptic Christians in today's Egypt.
In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

In The News: A Muslim girl superhero, Navajo Mormons, Uighurs, Pat Robertson, and more!

A round-up of recent religion & media news.
Secular Lebanon

Secular Lebanon

From Beirut, Irina Papkova reports on an anti-sectarian movement for a more secular Lebanon, and a marriage that's making Lebanese history.
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism? Part Two.

In the second of two posts, Irina Papkova, explores Bashar al-Assads assertion that Syria is the "last stronghold of secularism in the Middle East."
Syria: Stronghold of Secularism?

Syria: Stronghold of Secularism?

Secularism has been a central part of dominant Syrian ideology since at least the 1960s, writes Irina Papkova, but is Assad's Syria truly the last secular state in the region?

Punk Protest, Bad Video Art, and “Religious Insult”

by Irina Papkova there's an eerie similarity between the reaction of some Orthodox believers to Pussy Riot and the worldwide protests against “Innocence of Muslims.”

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.