As Christians continue to celebrate the Easter season, Sikhs all over the world have been celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi. Here Michael Barnes reflects on how such celebrations, with their rituals and their expressions of praise and
Professor Jack Mahoney SJ assesses the lasting contribution to Christian thought of Saint Anselm of Canterbury, an eleventh century monk who dies on 21 April 1109.
If the Christian faith is a ‘religion of the book’, a tradition handed down through the centuries, how are we to make sense of that book and that tradition when we speak today in a very different language? John Moffatt SJ explores the pl
In the second of his series of articles, Vatican astronomer, Guy Consolmagno SJ, traces how our understanding of the Universe has developed over the centuries, and the place of God both in this Universe and in this understanding.
Do faith and science operate in
There are many questions which the gospel accounts of the risen Jesus leave unanswered, but they are not so much questions about Jesus as questions about human life itself, argues Gerard J. Hughes.
Since the invasion of Iraq in March 2003, the argument about its justification has never stopped. But George Wilkes argues here that a debate drawing only on the Christian ethical tradition has neglected the principles of justice in war that are to be found in the traditions of other faiths, which might help in opening dialogue and building understanding.
Recent events in the Netherlands have highlighted the presence there of some of Europe's most stridently Islamophobic public figures – writers, filmmakers and politicians.
Michael Barnes SJ compares Christian and Muslim approaches to fasting, prayer and almsgiving, and considers what the two traditions might have to learn from each other.
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