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For the love of truth: Politics as a moral vocation

Shimon Cowen – ABC Religion and Ethics – 9 May 2012 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/05/09/3498817.htm) Politics, understood as a moral vocation, requires humility to accept truth – and being wary of the prejudices that might lead one to dismiss it or the fears that might keep one from affirming it. Over the years, I have frequently studied a famous essay by the ... Read More »

The Limits of Secularism and the Search for Meaning

Author: Jonathan Sacks – ABC Religion and Ethics  – 17 May 2012 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/05/17/3505407.htm) Religion survives because it answers three questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How shall I live? We will always ask these questions, and religion has always been our greatest heritage of meaning. In 2000, the Harvard sociologist Robert Putnam published a book called Bowling ... Read More »