Religion and Modernity
Religion and Modernity
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A Jewish Take on Pluralism

In an honest dialogue between religions, does one sometimes have to say “no”?

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The Canonization of Mother Teresa

For most religious people today modernity and religion relate to each other not as either/or but as both/and.

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Urbanity as a Vortex of Pluralism

The following text is based on a longer paper written for a conference on “The City and Religion” at the University of Darmstadt, Germany, January 2016.

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Exporting the American Culture War

America’s cultural left and right have globalized the battle over questions of sexuality.

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Pilgrims

There is something attractive about a group that calls itself “a community of seekers.” The term nicely fits most of us today.

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Hugging the News Cycle
AFTER ISIS

With the Iraqi government’s move to retake Kirkuk, it’s time for the U.S. to start planning for just how bad things could get.

Counting Carbon

The EIA projects US energy-related greenhouse gas emissions will continue to fall this year.

European Disunion

In forcing Catalonia to clarify its intentions on independence, Madrid is chipping away at the separatists’ facade of unity.

Development and Its Discontents

A new data dive offers mixed evidence, confirming some prevailing narratives and confounding others.

Echo Chamber Redux

Americans deserve in-depth commentary and analysis about the merits and faults of the Iran nuclear deal. They are not getting it.

Spy Games

Another disturbing chapter in the Obama-era spy wars.

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