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Educational pluralism and sphere sovereignty

During the seven-decade political struggle in the Netherlands to allow parents to select schools corresponding to their religious convictions, Abraham Kuyper articulated a concept of “sphere sovereignty” that translates, in policy terms, into principled structural pluralism. That Dutch experience, and … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam IX – Can the West rediscover its core?

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM IX Grasping the Nettle Part 1 THE WEST CAN IT REDISCOVER ITS CORE? By Paul Stenhouse MSC MUCH IS made of the potential for global economic and social unrest from the millions of desperate refugees flowing into Europe … Continue reading

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John Rawls and Modern American Liberalism

Professor Garrett Ward Sheldon of the University of Virginia at Wise gives a 70-minute lecture on John Rawls and his book A Theory of Justice. John Rawls is considered one of the greatest political philosophers of the 20th century. Lecture … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson and academic freedom

Thomas Jefferson’s Conception of ‘Academic Freedom’ and Its Current Condition in American Higher Education Garrett Ward Sheldon The John Morton Beaty Professor of Political and Social Sciences, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. ‘Here we are not afraid to … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam VIII: Islam and the West

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM VIII At the beginning of the fifth century, two hundred years before Muhammad appeared, there were seven-hundred Catholic bishops in North Africa. Two-hundred of them attended the Council of Carthage in 535 AD. By the middle of900 AD … Continue reading

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Understanding Islam VII – Filling in the background

UNDERSTANDING ISLAM VII When Damascus opened its gates to the Muslim army of Abu ‘Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrdh in 635 AD, three years after the death of Muhammad, its citizens little dreamt what a force they would eventually unleash upon themselves … Continue reading

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Up to 1,000 victims of UK abuse gang

Up to 1,000 children may have been victims in worst UK abuse ring Up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to child sexual exploitation in Telford over a 40-year-period, according to a Sunday newspaper. An investigation by the Sunday Mirror gathered … Continue reading

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Confiscation of white land without compensation

‘The time for reconciliation is over’: South Africa votes to confiscate white-owned land without compensation SOUTH Africa’s parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the confiscation … Continue reading

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Islam Conquest and Expansion

Understanding Islam VI Coercion and armed conflict or the threat of it, played a pivotal role in the rapid rise and expansion of Islam in Arabia, Syria, North Africa, Persia and Central Asia after the death of Muhammad Islam, This … Continue reading

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Vatican II’s (lost) condemnations of communism

  LifeSite Editor’s note: The lost condemnations of communism prepared for the Second Vatican Council but later discarded and forgotten are now being made available to the public in an English translation for the first time by LifeSiteNews. The translations, … Continue reading

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