Category Archives: Religion

The Reality Of The Middle East

This is the reality. What’s happening in Israel and Gaza at the moment is a catastrophe, no doubt about it. But it’s a tiny part of the real picture. Hundreds of thousands of innocent people are dying in an internecine … Continue reading

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A Necessity Disguised As A Virtue

Events in Australia have overtaken my plans for two upcoming LibertyGibbert articles, one on Liberty and children, and the other on the Catholic Church. Yet the Gillard government’s announcement on Monday of a Royal Commission into institutional child sexual abuse … Continue reading

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Violence An Inch Beneath The Surface

What are we to make of this lot?

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The Rainbow Connection

Last Thursday, Tasmania’s Lower House of parliament passed a bill which, if ratified by the Upper House next month, will make the Apple Isle the first state of Australia to legalize gay marriage.

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Liberty, Faith And Reason

Today, LibertyGibbert will look at the rôle of religion in an increasingly secular society, and question how religious faith can potentially add to, and conversely how institutionalized religion has so often subtracted from, the liberty of the individual.

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Liberté, Égalité, Sororité

Today marks the official introduction of France’s new law banning the burqua and niqab in public places. Under it, gendarmes encountering a person wearing this garment are forbidden to forcibly remove it, but if she refuses their request to lift … Continue reading

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