Tag: religion

Polygamy for all

A Saudi journalist is demanding that women be given the right to four husbands. Should equality mean monogamy or polygamy for all?

Faith in our children

Much as we’d like our children to hold the same things dear as we do, we should have enough faith in them to let them choose their own belief system.

Good grief!

There is something of an inner circle to mourning whose circumference varies from culture to culture. Knowing where you fit in takes some research.

Fatwa fads

From fashion tips to adult breastfeeding – rulings by some clerics range from the eccentric to the downright bizarre.

The God veto

Belief in the sacredness of the holy land has long bedevilled the quest for peace. It’s time to challenge the ‘God veto’.

Secularism in a veil

By Khaled Diab An outward appearance of Islamism disguises the increasingly secular reality of some Arab and Muslim societies. April 2009 In a series of recent articles, Brian Whitaker explored the role of Islam in Arab politics, the decline of…