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Kamel Daoud and his critics

Kamel Daoud on sexual violence in Cologne and accusations of Islamophobia [Issue 39, 2016]
by John Richards


Responding to the Paris attacks

Inroads listserv: What is to be done about religious extremism? [Issue 37, 2015]
by Bob Chodos



The Paris attacks were foreseeable events

Mezri Haddad: Time for a thorough review by those in power [Issue 37, 2015]
by Mezri Haddad


The Jonah syndrome

Kamel Daoud: The Arab intellectual’s Jonah syndrome [Issue 37, 2015]
by Kamel Daoud



Theocracy in our time

Ronald Beiner: Religion becomes a problem when it has political ambitions [Issue 36, 2015]
by Ronald Beiner


Can a few stitches reconcile religion and secularism?

Gareth Morley reviews Brian Leiter’s Why Tolerate Religion? [Issue 36, 2015]
by Gareth Morley



The PQ’s toxic values brew

Columnist Reg Whitaker sees the Parti Québécois retreating into a narrow ethnic form of nationalism [Issue 34, 2013]
by Reg Whitaker


Seven reasons to support (something like) the Quebec values charter

Columnist Arthur Milner finds seven reasons why something like the Quebec values charter deserves support – in Canada, not only in Quebec. [Issue 34, 2013]
by Arthur Milner



Tearing down the barriers of exclusivism

When in the name of freedom of religion, courts overrule sound laws and regulations, they collude in stifling freedom of conscience. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Pierre Joncas


Education for pluralism

Georges Leroux responds to Gary Caldwell's critique of the new Quebec Ethics and Religious Culture program [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Georges Leroux



Religion, ethics and schools

Is Quebec’s new Ethics and Religious Culture course a step toward mutual respect, or a new state religion? An introduction by Louisa Blair [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Louisa Blair


Imposed from above

The Quebec state has imposed a new Ethics and Religious Culture (ERC) program which replaces all previous religious instruction and moral education, and it is compulsory [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Gary Caldwell



In defence of religion

A response to Arthur Milner's article “The Offence of Atheism,” Inroads, Winter/Spring 2010, pp. 10–13 [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by Bob Chodos


The offence of atheism

The question of God, atheism, fundamentalism, faith and religion is tackled by Arthur Milner in his column. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
by Arthur Milner



Ten policies in search of a leader & Rescuing God by killing Him

Arthur Milner weighs in with ten policies for a Canadian leader and responds to the responses of his article “The Offence of Atheism.” [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by Arthur Milner


Needed: A foundation for common action

A response to Arthur Milner's article “The Offence of Atheism,” [From Inroads 27, 2010]
by Gregory Baum



Most hated man or essential fixer? Two accounts of Thomas Cromwell and the uses of power

In a world where ideologues like Thomas More are prized for standing on principle there is need for the fixers like Cromwell, without whom the machinery of state would grind to a halt. [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Susan Altschul


A multifaith conversation about diversity, enlightenment and brownification

At Interfaith Grand River people from different religious traditions on confront questions of religion, identity, culture and society [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Bob Chodos