Tag: religious violence

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    Historian Simon Schama explores 3,000 years of Jewish history and culture in a five-part documentary series and companion book. “The problem of the Jews,” Schama says, “was that they were a nation without a home.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching,” says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington University. More

    August 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch more of our interview with Tony Blair, who says faith can provide strength and spiritual consolation, but “it can’t tell you the right answer. You’ve got to work that out, in a sense, on your own. It can’t determine your policy, because life’s not like that, I’m afraid.” More

    August 24, 2012 | Comments

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    Christians, Jews, and Muslims all have a sacred connection to the ancient city of Jerusalem, says author James Carroll, and “that sacred connection, even though at the present moment it’s a source of contention, is actually a profound source of union.” More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    The latest violence in the Middle East highlights the role of religion as fuel for conflict. We talk about the religious dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian hostility with professor Marius Deeb, a Christian of Lebanese descent, and with Rabbi Arthur Herzberg, a writer and professor at New York University. More

    October 13, 2000 | Comments

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    An estimated 4 percent of Americans, according to the Princeton Religious Research Center, call themselves atheist, or nonbelievers in God or a universal spirit. We know what they do not believe in, but what does inform their beliefs, and how do their communities regard them? More

    July 24, 1998 | Comments