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Do moderate Islamic politics have a future in Europe?

Date: 08/15/2015

J'ai un but, une tâche, disons le mot, une passion. Le métier d'écrire en est une violente et presque indestructible. I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion. The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one. George Sand When I wrote my dissertation on "Islamist terrorism" for my degree, the central thesis of that piece was that the democrat ...

Related Topics: Faith, News, UK, ISIL, Islamic State, Morality, Muslim Brotherhood, Moderate Islamism, Moderate Islamic Parties, Moderate Islamist Groups, Muslim Brotherhood In Britain, Extremism, Moderate Islam, Islam As An Ideology, Islam Ideology, Islamic Youth, Islamization, Growth Of Islam In Europe, World's Fastest Growing Religion, Fastest Growing Religion In Britain, Civil War

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Anthony de Mello on Awakening to Our True Reality

Date: 08/07/2015

Below is a transcription from a portion of a seminar by Anthony de Mello - A Jesuit priest from India, who is widely regarded for his teachings on practical spirituality. He died in 1987, and his writings have been criticized by the Catholic church. I'm grateful for having been exposed to his common sense wisdom. Below is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy. What I'm about to say will sou ...

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Some Surprise You Others Disappoint

Date: 07/29/2015

My son is getting ready to go somewhere. I can see the visible heartache. I know what is bothering him. "Why do you care?" I say in exasperation. "If you peel back the layers. It's one person. Only one person that is weighing you down. Every single other person believed in you. Why are you giving that one person so much power?" Not long after I am walking with "Cookie" and "Candy." We chat as w ...

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What The Pope and My Uncle The Priest Have in Common

Date: 07/27/2015

I am watching America's Got Talent. I have my laptop on my lap sifting through e-mails. It's been a long day. No, today has been a very, very long day. A choir sings. They sound magnificent. The audience and judges love them. They interview the head of the choir and he says, "To God be the glory." I know I shouldn't. It's been a hard day only I can't help myself once I hear those words. It is a ...

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Documentary says child sex abuse is "An Open Secret" in Hollywood (Updated)

Date: 07/20/2015

Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbNknirhUeA (Important Note: Below is my original review of the documentary An Open Secret . The documentary film deals with the issue of child sexual abuse in Hollywood. Some entries in the comments section below (combined with the charity registration issue mentioned in the original post ...

Related Topics: Entertainment, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Esponda Productions, Producer Gabe Hoffman, Father Oliver O'grady, Courage To Act Foundation, MPAA Head Christopher Dodd, 2006 Oscar-Nominated Doc Deliver Us From Evil, Amy Berg, An Open Secret, Sexual Sex Abuse Scandal In The Catholic Church, Predators In Hollywood

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The Stuff I Was Raised to Believe and What I Believe Today - Part One

Date: 06/20/2015

Like many of you reading this, I was raised to believe many religious things. Much of that stuff, however, I no longer believe today. [caption id="attachment_5527" align="alignright" width="200"] The Stuff I Was Raised to Believe...And, What I Believe Today[/caption] Make no mistake, I'm still a believer. And, what I believe today is very important to me. But what I believe has been and cont ...

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