An Easter-Passover-Eid reflection: Why is everything the way it is?

Not-God is simply not enough. By Philip Hall The alternative to God is not Not-God. Rather it is something INSTEAD of God. But then what in heaven’s name would that be? Applying Ockham’s razor must not produce an absurdity. You cannot dispense with the notion of God without producing an absurdity (Try not to stumble […]

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Beyond Religion: Imaging a New Humanity by Valson Thampu

Reviewed by Peter Cowlam You might posit, from an Hegelian perspective, and given the long-term goals of history, that reformations of one kind or another cannot be avoided. There can be no refining process otherwise. If the long-term goal of human history is spiritual as much as material, then an intractable problem occurs in the […]

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The Certainty of George Weigel

by Jon Elsby 1 George Weigel is a controversial figure. A Catholic intellectual and a political and cultural conservative of a distinctively American kind, he is greatly admired by those who share his convictions and severely criticized by those who do not, including some of his co-religionists. But reactions to Weigel are rarely mild. For […]

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Socialist arguments against religion

Will there be pie in the sky for us when we die? By Phil Hall Socialist arguments against the use of religion are not always arguments against the idea of an ordering presence in the universe, or against an Earth and a cosmos full of meaning, or against a transcendent expansive all including love, or […]

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In the end, are religion and science compatible?

Does the answer lie in the ideas of Teilhard de Chardin? By Matthew  Taylor In 2014, Pope Francis confirmed that the idea of the expanding universe (the Big Bang) and Evolution are both true and compatible with Christian belief. At a meeting at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for the Sciences, Pope Francis said that God; […]

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The 21st century: This is the age of the New Enlightenment

In a society based on love and mutual support, information will flow. By Phil Hall We need original thinkers. Everything is much more obvious than it is presented to you. What is happiness for a human? The absence of pain, security, membership of a community, love, self development and finally, a sense of spirituality. Chomsky […]

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Towards a New British Liberation Theology

We want a church that’s on the side of the poor and the persecuted. By Matthew Taylor Excitingly, Matthew Taylor proposes a new British Liberation theology as a way forward for the church to get back to where it belongs; in the community. There are precedents for a British Liberation Theology. Matthew Taylor argues that […]

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Give me that Old Time Religion, it’s good enough for me – and you.

Socialists need to reconnect with religion By Philip Hall I’ve recently decided to become a Quaker. I went to a Quaker boarding school in North Yorkshire when I was a boy and hated the skinheads there, but loved the silences. The Quakers are extremely progressive. Christianity can be quite as profound as the most profound […]

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