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The Value of Women...

 

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Far from the cultural...

 

Joining forces to bring about world peace...

 

issue 24-Nov/Dec 2014

Presently, there is an urgent need...

 

A Thriving Islamic Community: Leading by example...

 

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In order to create a truly...

 

The insidious danger of 'physical and mental sloth'...

 

issue 23-September/October 2014

An inclination towards idleness or apathy...

 

Acquiring knowledge with a critical mind...

 

issue 23- September / October 2014

As many students...

 

Boko Haram and the spectre of foreign intervention...

 

issue 21/July 2014/ Ramadhan Special

Behind the facade of...

 

Between Fundamentalisms...

 

issue 20 - June 2014
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World Bank; International Monetary Fund vs under-developed world...

 

issue 19 - May 2014
Day by day, more under-developed...

 

Hegemony; the process of manufacturing what we think...

 

issue 18 - April 2014
In relations between the nations...

 

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issue 18 - April 2014
Why this sudden insane hatred...

 

World politics, history and the Iranian nuclear story...

 

issue 17 - March 2014
Current negotiations between Iran and...

 

Neo-liberalism efficiency and the quest for social prosperity...

 

issue 17 - March 2014
Ali Jawad looks at the...

 

When words become weapons...

 

issue 16 - February 2014
Ali Jawad discusses the power...

 

Outside looking in inside looking out...

 

issue 16 - February 2014
Migrating from Iran to the...

 

Education ...

 

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>For state school teachers like me,...

 

The Invention of Holidays...

 

issue 14 - December 2013
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The Politics of Labelling...

 

Issue 13 - November 2013
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Issue 13 - November 2013
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Issue 12- October 2013
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Issue 11 – September 2013
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Issue 10 – August 2013

Mohammad Haghir considers some...

 

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Issue 9 - July 2013

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America’s Culture of Death ...

 

Issue 8 – June 2013

Despite the American people’s...

 

The western political philosophy of fear...

 

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Muhammad Haghir finds a...

 

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Issue 7 - May 2013

Mohammad Haghir critiques the...

 

Bertrand Russell; Fear and the new Atheism...

 

Issue 7 – May 2013

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Issue 5 - Mar 2013

Mohammad Haghir explores what...

 

Globalising American Dream in a bottle of Coke...

 

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Virtuous cities – From Plato to Medina...

 

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State Violence is Replicated in Society...

 

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The Legal Foundations for War Crimes, Debt Collection & Colonisation...

 

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Powerful nations who use their...

 

Why Free Press is a Myth...

 

ISSUE 3 -JAN 2013

Over the next few...

 

Book-Burning & Genocide...

 

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Everyone knows, Muslim and non-Muslim alike,...

 

RECOGNISING OTHER-ISM...

 

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Evolving Revelation

issue 28 - July / August 2015

In 1965, under the direction of Pope Paul VI, the Second Vatican Council made historic changes to the Church’s policies and theology. These changes were crystallised in a document known as Nostra Aetate, Latin for ‘In Our Time,’ a document that revolutionised the Catholic Church’s approach towards other religions. For the first time it acknowledged the possibility that other religions ‘reflect rays of that Truth which enlightens all men’. In this document the Catholic Church attempted to introduce new terms for dialogue with specific references to Judaism and Islam. The church was attempting to redress a centuries-long painful relationship.
The Nostra Aetate was an open call to the Church to dialogue with other world religions from a premise of an acknowledged existence of common grounds especially in relation to the other monotheistic faiths of the Abrahamic branch; Judaism and Islam. In relation to Islam we read:
‘The Church regards with esteem also the Muslims. They adore the one God, living and subsisting in Himself; merciful and all-powerful, the Creator of heaven and earth, who has spoken to men; they take pains to submit wholeheartedly to even His inscrutable decrees, just as Abraham, with whom the faith of Islam takes pleasure in linking itself, submitted to God. Though they do not
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