By Ayaan Hirsi Ali September 17, 2012.
Print: The Daily Beast
Once again the streets of the Arab world are burning with false outrage. But we must hold our heads up high. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on how she survived Muslim rage—and how we can end it.
By David Niose March 1, 2012.
Print: Psychology Today
What do people mean when they refer to a “militant atheist”? Is there really such a thing?
TERRY GROSS August 25, 2011.
Audio: Fresh Air
An emerging Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus is establishing a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role.
by MARIEME HELIE LUCAS April 21, 2011.
Print: Secularism is a Women's Issue (siawi.org)
After implementation of the French law that prohibits burqas and niqabs, international media has focused on ’protesting Muslims’, while the voices of the vast majority of presumed Muslims in France are ignored.
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR April 2, 2011.
Print: New York Times
Islamic fundamentalists are embracing democracy, alarming those who believe that they are seeking to put in place strict Islamic law through ballots.
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN March 1, 2011.
Print: New York Times
Peter Gomes, a minister and theologian at Harvard who came out of the closet in 1991, pushed a campaign to rebut literal and fundamentalist interpretations of the Bible.
By Sarah A. Topol January 11, 2011.
The depressing public reaction to the assassination of Pakistani politician Salman Taseer.
by Sarah Seltzer December 10, 2010.
“In fundamentalist branches of all the major religions, crimes against women take place egged on by the patriarchal tenets of the religions themselves.”
Martin Vennard January 18, 2010.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan keep a tight grip on religion, fearing both Christian and Muslim fundamentalism. Bolot, a young evangelical preacher in Kyrgyzstan, says he already been arrested twice this year after setting up a new church. He says he is the victim of a new law on religion, which critics say severely restricts religious freedoms and is forcing some groups underground. Under the law, new religious groups have to have at least 200 members before they can register with the authorities and operate legally - previously the figure was 10.
Riazat Butt November 12, 2009.
Print: The Guardian
Mass migration has led to a rise in creationist beliefs across Europe, according to a British scientist. Michael Reiss, who is a professor of education at the Institute of Education in London and an Anglican priest, said the evolution-creationism debate could no longer be thought of as something that happened elsewhere and that more and more people in the UK did not accept evolution. Reiss told the Guardian that countries with a higher proportion of Muslims or fundamentalist Christians in their population were more likely to reject evolution. He added: “What the Turks believe today is what the Germans and British believe tomorrow. It is because of the mass movement of people between countries.
Associated Press September 26, 2009.
Members to decide within 12 months on whether to split from church
Edmund Sanders August 5, 2009.
Print: Los Angeles Times
Some residents of the mostly secular Ramat Aviv district, alarmed by the increasing presence and proselytizing of ultra-Orthodox Haredim, are trying to drive them out.
Caroline Gammell July 27, 2009.
Dr Sheila Matthews a Christian doctor barred from an adoption panel after refusing to recommend that children live with homosexual couples has been reinstated but cannot vote on whether adoption goes ahead.
Jim Luce July 6, 2009.
Print: Huffington Post
Vignettes of the history of Fundamentalists Anonymous, a group that helps those who suffer at the hands of fundamentalists.
Jonathan Wynne-Jones April 25, 2009.
Atheists are targeting schools in a campaign designed to challenge Christian societies, collective worship and religious education.
Associated Press April 24, 2009.
New baptisms fall to lowest level in more than two decades
Taj Hargey April 9, 2009.
Islam in Britain has been taken over by the followers of a distorted faith. We need a reformation to rescue it
Daniel Stone April 7, 2009.
The latest NEWSWEEK Poll finds shifting American attitudes about religion and faith. Still, the U.S. remains a deeply religious land.
Barbara Bradley Hagerty March 31, 2009.
In Quiverfull Movement, Birth Control Is Shunned
Pamela Dolan March 31, 2009.
The Quiverfull movement: creating children to be soldiers of Christ