Cover Image

October 22, 2007

Vol.197 / No.12
Of Many Things
Matt Malone, S.J. October 22, 2007

Ours is not a Christian nation.

Faith in Focus
Michael Sean Winters October 22, 2007

Why must we turn our eyes from suffering? A reflection on my mother's death.

News

Religious Freedom at the Core of Peace The only way to ensure that religions contribute to peace rather than violence is to guarantee religious freedom and promote religious education so believers understand that peace and harmony are at the core of every religion, the Vaticans foreign minister said

Books
Peter Heinegg October 22, 2007

Imagine a trek across many lands--from Xian in central China through Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Afghanistan Iran Turkey and finally Antakya Antioch on the Medite-rraneanby rattletrap buses primitive trains taxis hired cars and trucks one brief plane ride and endless hikes from score

Karen Sue Smith October 22, 2007

From 2007: Does Japan's power lie in its military strength or in its unique witness to peace? First it was Little Boy, then Fat Man. Sixty-two years ago, in August 1945, the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, each a Japanese city of roughly 250,000. According to estimates

Current Comment
The Editors October 22, 2007

Christians Need Not Apply On July 4 the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced the appointment of Meir Sheetrit as Israels Minister of the Interior. The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported that shortly after taking office the minister complained about the quasi-Jews, Africans and ill