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.
James Hanvey SJ is worried by the assumption that ethical decisions should be framed according to rules determined by secular scientists.
Joe Egerton, who has advised on financial regulation since 1986, suggests that London may be better protected than other financial centres thanks to a system of regulation which looks and feels like St Thomas's virtue ethics.
Do constant reminders of the threat of climate change leave you feeling vaguely guilty, but unsure what to do about it? Margaret Atkins suggests taking a tip from Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Daniel Madigan SJ assesses the letter to the Pope and Christian leaders from 138 Muslim scholars, and the hopes and difficulties it raises for dialogue between the two faiths
Philosopher Gerard J Hughes SJ takes a critical look at the views of the 'arch-enemy of religion', Richard Dawkins, but also notes how the attitudes and behaviour of some Christians play into his hands.
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