Topic: War and Peace

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    In the ongoing national debate about the morality of torture, the question is whether it is ever the lesser evil. Under certain circumstances, can torture be justified? Two ethicists, Shaun Casey and Jean Bethke Elshtain, discuss torture and its moral limits. More

    May 1, 2009 | Comments

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    The executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and a rabbi who chairs the Interfaith Alliance discuss the outcome of the Israeli election and prospects for reconciliation in the region.

    February 13, 2009 | Comments

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    Though the Mumbai attacks were deeply disturbing, the role of religion in this tragic case does not seem to be much different than in most other cases of so-called “religious terrorism” in recent years.

    December 3, 2008 | Comments

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    Read an essay on religion and American imperialism by David E. Anderson, senior editor at Religion News Service. More

    November 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Following the events of September 11th, major Christian and Muslim scholars and religious officials have been working together to find ways believers in each religion can live side by side in peace. More

    September 19, 2008 | Comments

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    Bob Abernethy discusses Pope Benedict XVI’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Religion & Ethics Newsweekly managing editor Kim Lawton. More

    April 18, 2008 | Comments

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    Heschel is widely considered to be one of the greatest American religious figures of the last century — a rabbi, theologian, social activist and mystic admired by Christians as well as Jews. More

    January 18, 2008 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from an interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and author of The Idea That Is America: Keeping Faith With Our Values in a Dangerous World (Basic Books, 2007). More

    December 21, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslim charities with Daniel Glaser, deputy assistant secretary for terrorist financing and financial crimes at the U.S. Treasury Department.

    September 7, 2007 | Comments

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    Read more of Kim Lawton's interview about Muslims and charity with Anwar Khan, national development director of Islamic Relief.

    September 7, 2007 | Comments

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