Four Things Inside Issue 11 of On Religion 18 August 2015
As always, we strive to bring you the best analysis and commentary of religion, past and present. Here are four things to look forward to inside Issue 11 of On Religion. You can get them all by subscribing, which helps us to keep producing the magazine. A subscription costs just £19 a year.
1. Powerful Polemics
Our Opinion section is full of great pieces looking at the debates raging around religion and faith. Andrew Grey defends the role of religious education, Daniel Ansted asks whether religion is rational, Catherine Fuller makes the case for reforming feminism, and Abdul-Azim Ahmed looks at the dangers and strengths of a narrative of religious persecution.
2. Commentary on Current Affairs
Our Commentary sections brings informed and insightful analysis of the stories in the news and political debates. John Roberts looks at the intersection of religion and culture in NOrthern Ireland, and Ben Woodfinden explores the US “Culture Wars” in light of the Supreme Court’s judgement on same-sex marriage. Abdul-Azim Ahmed looks at religion on the media and the neoconservative movement.
3. Features on Artistry
Our cover piece is by Dr Kate Roberts of Cadw. She gives a great visual tour of faith sites in Wales, which should provide inspiration for anyone in Britain trying to think of a relaxing weekend break. We also look at the work of Graham Short, a microartist who has inscribed stunning pieces of religious art on the smallest of objects, including the pointy-end of a needle!
Every issue we include at least one long form essay. This edition looks at the pluralism of theologian John Hick, and what lessons it might hold for contemporary challenges of multifaith societies.
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Issue 11’s Contents
In the Age of Isis, Religious Education Must be Taken More Seriously
We Cannot Forget the Lessons From Srebrenica
Is There Such a Thing as Rational Religion?
The Case for Reforming Feminism
Why I am Glad the Pope & the Archbishop are Leading on Climate Change
Are Religious People Biased?
The False Dichotomy of Mystics and Jurists
Religious Persecution Can Both Unite and Divide Religious Communities
News in Brief
Religion, Culture or a Bit of Both?- The Case of Northern Irish (Ulster) Protestants
The Challenges and Changing Face of Religion Broadcasting in Britain
The US ‘Culture Wars’ as We Know Them Might be Over
How Military Adventurism and Suspicion of Islam Have Become Part Of The British Political Landscape 19
Understanding Religions’ Pulling Power
The Khanda on the Eye of a Needle
The Value of Pluralism – Christian Reflections on John Hick
Christians and Muslims in Britain; Facing Challenges and Opportunities
Have You Ever Wondered What the Face of God Looks Like?