Day: December 13, 2012

Politicians spread the poison of Hindu-Muslim divide, Justice Katju

Source: By Press Trust of India http://ibnlive.in.com/news/politicians-spread-the-poison-of-hindumuslim-divide-katju/310358-3.html Aligarh: Chairman of Press Council of India (PCI) Justice Markanday Katju on Thursday alleged that politicians in independent India “have played a major role in spreading deeper the poison of Hindu-Muslim divide, whose seeds were sown by the British, for serving their own […]

Iran hosts International Conference on Muslim Women Scholars

Source: http://presstv.com/detail/2012/12/13/277880/iran-holds-muslim-women-scholar-confab/ Iran has held the International Conference on Muslim Women Scholars, hosting researchers from different countries in the capital city of Tehran, Press TV reports. Scholars from Europe, Africa and Asia have participated in the event to discuss the role of women in science and technology, management and employment, […]

Political battles overshadow Arab Spring gains

by Islah Bakhat, swissinfo.ch The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in the region’s political landscape. Yet two years on, divisions between secularists and Islamists risk stalling the revolutions. Simmering angers over poverty remain and women’s rights progress is sketchy. “Every time society feels its hard-won gains are in danger, […]

Christmas Is Weird!

Huff Post: Alan Jones. I wonder if there’s anyway to recapture just how weird and peculiar Christmas is? We’re so used to it. The religious observers take it for granted and the Winter Solstice crowd keep dreaming of a White one. Christmas trees are everywhere and Christmas carols are heard […]

Why Christ Doesn’t Need Christianity

Huff Post: Shane Hipps. The long slow decline of religion in America has produced much hand wringing among Christians. The grief and anxiety are inevitable, but not entirely necessary. After all, Jesus didn’t come into this world to start a new religion. His stated purpose was actually to announce the […]