March 21, 2008

Violent Reaction to Cartoons Ongoing

by Rohan Parker

Kurt Westergaard is a cartoonist who, in 2006, drew one of the Muhammad cartoons which sparked violent protests and led Westergaard to be in hiding ever since. When asked about being in hiding, Westergaard responded by saying that he thought he was living in safe house number 5 now, but wasn’t sure. Just last month, […]

China Rejects Dalai Lama’s Offer To Meet

by Rohan Parker

Last Thursday, the Dalai Lama extended an invitation to Chinese President, Hu Jintao, to meet and discuss the current issues facing Tibet and China, though he stated that he would not journey to Beijing unless there were dramatic improvements between the governments of the two countries. China responded by saying they would hold talks with […]

March 20, 2008

McCain Confuses Iraqi Militants During Speech

by Rohan Parker

Presumptive Republican Presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, made a trip to the Middle East last week; a trip in which he intended to buff up on his foreign policy prowess. This did not go quite to plan, as McCain falsely declared that Iran is currently supplying and training al-Qaeda in Iraq; McCain had confused the […]

Accepted Theories Of Faith In The U.S. Debunked By Survey

by Rohan Parker

Late last month the results of a survey conducted by the Pew Forum was released, which has altered the way many scholars view faith in the U.S. today. The survey, on Religion and Public Life, was intended to provide an up-to-date, accurate portrayal of the religious landscape in the U.S. Over 35,000 Americans, who were […]

March 19, 2008

China Accuses Dalai Lama Of Inciting Violence

by Rohan Parker

The Dalai Lama has been accused by China of instigating the current protests by Tibetans in Lhasa, against Chinese rule. The Premier of China, Wen Jiaboa, has labeled the Dalai Lama the architect of the current turmoil, and that his statements regarding the cultural genocide of the Tibetans were lies. However, the Dalai Lama has […]

Dalai Lama Will Resign If Tibetans Become More Violent

by Rohan Parker

During a press conference on Tuesday, the Dalai Lama stated that he would have no choice but to resign as leader of the Tibetan government in exile, if violence committed by Tibetans became any worse. In the highest level response so far to the violence, China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao, has upbraided supporters of the Dalai […]

March 17, 2008

Dalai Lama Speaks Out Against China

by Rohan Parker

Last Saturday the Dalai Lama spoke out against the Chinese government, amid the current turmoil as more and more Peoples Police move into Tibet. The Dalai Lama said that China is attempting to decimate the Tibetan people, and has also requested an international inquiry into the violent oppression of the Tibetan protests and uprising against […]

Clinton Courting Catholics

by Rohan Parker

The Pennsylvania democratic primary is shaping up to be a close one; as nearly one third of voters are Catholics, who have so far shown strong support for Senator Hillary Clinton. Faith has played a large role in this election, and Clinton has not been shy to evince her Methodist faith throughout her campaign. However […]

Trinity United Church Speaks Out Against Criticisms

by Rohan Parker

The Trinity United Church has come under much scrutiny over the past few weeks, as it is the church which Democratic presidential nominee hopeful, Senator Barack Obama, has belonged to for the past 20 years. In the past weeks, much criticism has been directed towards Reverend Jeremiah Wright for comments he made in 2001 regarding […]

March 14, 2008

2008 Templeton Prize Awarded To Michael Heller

by Rohan Parker

The 2008 Templeton Prize has been awarded to Michael Heller, a Polish born, world renown theologian, cosmologist, and philosopher whose work has always been to reconcile the worlds of religion and science. Heller lived through both the Nazi regime and communist rule in Poland. The prize, which is awarded yearly, is worth over $1.6 million […]

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