Some years ago while I ordered lunch at a restaurant in the food court at the University Centre, at the university where I work, I asked the young man serving me if he and his family celebrated the Day...
How often have I heard it said that it is the precepts of Christianity that are the foundation of Western civilization? My typical response when confronted with this claim is to roll my eyes and think "that old chestnut."This...
In previous essays I discussed the topic of religion and state in the Western world, notably the role of Christianity, Catholic and Protestant, in the development of Western civilization. For centuries the Catholic Church had authority in temporal affairs...
"Do you think religion inherently good?" This was a rhetorical question posed to the class when I was a student at Queen's University in 1986. The class was in a course in the history of Christianity. The question was...
If there was ever a time for spiritual guidance it would appear there is no time like the present. I know its {current year} status here but it’s true nonetheless. The polarization of almost everything is putting strains on...
The Peel School Board approved Islamic sermons and prayers in schools, where students and preachers can pick whatever prayer they want in Arabic with no translations.Then they excluded a politician and media baron KEVIN JOHNSTON who opposed them, Then...
I know moments like these are very rare , but i found a feminist actually protesting real women's oppression, a chess master too of all things! couldn't have been a better example of what real feminism should be -...
One group of about 35 people perched itself on the steps in front of Parliament’s Centre Block to protest Motion 103 or M-103, introduced in the House of Commons by Iqra Khalid, a Pakistan-born Liberal MP from Mississauga, Ont.A...

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