Day: January 18, 2012

Islamic youth visits Weyburn.

Source: Weyburn Review – A group of young Muslims from Saskatoon gather on Weyburn’s boardwalk before setting off to some of Weyburn’s residential neighbourhoods on Saturday, where they went door-to-door in frigid temperature of -25C to talk about their religion. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Canada, Saskatoon […]

Which people are happiest?

Happiness doesn’t change much with age: …interviews with representative samples of people of all ages reveal that no time of life is notably happier or unhappier than others…. Source: “Who is happy?” from Psychological Science Men and women are about equal overall. Women show more highs and lows but the […]

Science at the grass roots

IN an article ‘Neutrinos and Angels’ he wrote for a national daily, Prof Pervez Hoodbhoy, one of Pakistan’s leading scientists, quotes the late Carl Sagan, America’s well-known astronomer, astrophysicist, and science communicator. Sagan told Bible Belt Americans: “Whenever our ethnic or national prejudices are aroused, in times of scarcity, during […]

Orthodox iconoclast

In Blu Greenberg’s dream world, everyone appreciates what a tremendous democracy Israel is. They marvel at how inclusive a religion Judaism is. But then this woman, who is as famous for her book How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household as she is her work as founding president of the […]

Japan’s future could be in mums’ hands

TOKYO – Public dismay with the Japanese government’s response to this year’s triple disaster – earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown – is driving some to become more politically engaged, helped by social and alternative media. While still fledgling, it is the kind of grassroots activism that some say Japan needs […]