America's Blessings

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Events in Egypt may well raise concerns again about the role of religion in society. While extremism or violence in the name of religion is certainly deplorable, overall religion is a positive influence. Author Rodney Stark concludes so in America’s Blessings: How Religion Benefits Everyone, Including Atheists.

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Education Integration Challenges

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Australia displays an outstanding record, says Dr Ata, in displaying tolerance and in accommodating an incredibly diverse population, in his new book, Education Integration Challenges.

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Many Religions, All Australian

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Quietly, with comparatively little drama, a large number of very different religious groups came and settled in Australia, becoming part of the landscape, part of Australian life and society

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Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison

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Joshua Dubler’s Down in the Chapel opens with a scene of surprising calm for a book about maximum-security prisons. Al, a devout if extreme Protestant, and Baraka, a Warith Deen Mohammed Muslim, are debating the knowability of God’s intentions. Al thinks God is totally accessible, while Baraka disagrees. The two lightly bicker back and forth, but their tone is respectful. When asked how they remain so calm, Baraka jokes, “The creator made the world and said, ‘Have at it, fellas.’”

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Mullahs Without Mercy

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Geoffrey Robertson is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers, making frequent appearances in the European Court of Human Rights, and has been counsel in many landmark constitutional, criminal and media law cases. In Mullahs Without Mercy Mr Robertson argues that a nuclear armed Iran could trigger a local and possibly global war.

Geoffrey Robertson QC explains how to avoid war in the Middle East and a catastrophic nuclear disaster.

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An Improbable Feast

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An Improbable Feast is authored by Flinders University Chaplain Geoff Boyce, and focusses on multifaith tertiary chaplaincy.

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Islamophobia in the Netherlands

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Since 11 September 2001 – and especially since the murder of Theo van Gogh – Muslims and Islam have frequently been unfavourably portrayed at the heart of public debate.

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The Swiss Minaret Ban

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On 29 November 2009 Swiss voters approved the proposal to introduce a ban on building minarets on Swiss territory into the Federal Constitution. The result surprised large parts of the media and political class.

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Books

Resources – Books From time to time we will be placing book notes and short reviews of selected books which may be of use to our readers and members; the focus may be on Religions, Religious Leaders and seeking understanding of the principles of cooperation and harmony among the religions. Or the focus may be … Read more

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