Tag Archives: religion

The Challenges of Being a Muslim

How does one lead a righteous life, while living tensely?

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The Pope in Egypt: Tiptoeing Through a Minefield

Pope Francis is shining a spotlight on complex battles for the soul of Islam as well as the survival of autocracy in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Women’s Gyms Lay Bare Limits of Saudi Reforms

Saudi women will continue to suffer a decline in physical and mental health, beyond their lack of social, economic and political status.

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A Rare Saudi-Iranian Détente: No Soccer, Please!

When sports loses its conflict-transcending character: Saudi and Iranian religious scholars agree that football poses a threat.

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Fighting Terrorists? Needed: More Effective Battle of Ideas

There are different kinds of terrorists. Understanding the variations could help stop them.

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Continuity at the Top

Since 1892, which of the following institutions has seen the fewest changes in leadership? (A.) Catholic Church (B.) General Electric (C.) U.S. Presidency (D.) British Prime Ministers

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Did Pope Francis Get to His Post Too Late?

How the Catholic Church wasted important time on the urgent road to reinvention.

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Uruguay: Paying Homage to the Old Gods

Residents of Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, gather to celebrate the festival of the sea goddess Yemanjá.

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Islam and the West: Clash of Civilizations?

Is the real problem between Islam and the West — or within Islam itself?

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Minorities in Vietnam: The Muslim Champa People

The beautiful rituals of the Champa people in Vietnam.

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