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This week the media was full of commentary on a speech by the
Pope in Germany which outraged Muslims around the world. Why did
he do it? Who was the real target? Can Christians and Muslims
dialogue? Find out by reading the features below.
FOCUS ON THE POPE'S SPEECH
ISLAM'S ECLIPSE OF REASON
By Robert Reilly
Islam has had its prophets of reason, but they
were suppressed during the Dark Ages.
A JIHAD ON SECULARISM
By Michael Cook
Benedict has fired a warning shot across the bow of the
Enlightenment Project, but its crew was asleep.
HOW JOSEPH RATZINGER SEES ISLAM
By Samir Khalil Samir
Pope Benedict's record shows that he wants dialogue with the
Islamic world - not about theology but about basic human values
CAN CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS HAVE TRUE DIALOG?
By Ignacio Aréchaga
If the two religions can't even talk the talk, how can they walk
THE LANGUAGE OF THE THIRD REICH
By Francis Phillips
There is no better handbook for detecting the decay of language
under political pressure than this classic from the Nazi era.
MOURNING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
By Gareth Grainger
His Majesty King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV reigned over the tiny but
complex society of Tonga for 41 years. He deserves to be
Links from around the web
DEFAMING THE DEAD
We are poorer when good people are trashed after they can no
longer defend themselves. | Washington Post
WE NEED TO REDISCOVER HONOUR
Where did bravery, chivalry and valour disappear to? | National
HOLLYWOOD BEGINS TO LISTEN TO FAMILIES
Studios are courting family-friendly reviewers. | LA Times
CALL ME NEGATIVE, BUT
...positive images are the last refuge of the incompetent. |
BARBARIANS AT THE GATE
How the Roman Empire fell is a lesson for us. | Historically
LADY MACBETH WAS RIGHT
Guilty people wash their hands more often. | New York Times
'THE REBELLIOUS ROAR OF THE RAGING NOTHING'
Meet the world's worst novelist. | London Telegraph
'NO RELIGION' - BUT I DO WORSHIP
The complex reality of religion in America. | Washington Post
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