Reuel S. Amdur
Reuel Amdur writes from Val-des-Monts, Quebec, Canada.
It is right to be concerned about the rise of religious fear in the United States. Of course that goes in spades for Europe. Fear can be displaced from one thing to another, so that nervousness about the economy can be transferred to a scapegoat group—people of another religion or nationality, for example. While fear is essential for biological security, it needs guiding principles in social matters—grief, sympathy, and accurate knowledge.
An analysis of the vision of religious freedom put forward by American philosopher and author Martha Nussbaum.
The Muslim head covering debate continues in Canada.
Continuing violent threats to liberty north of the border.
Native spirituality under attack.
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