Religion and Gay Marriage Opposition in France

This week, French President Francois Hollande signed into law legislation that allows for same sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples. With this act, France became the 14th country in the world recognizing these rights.  Yet, the process has been all but plain sailing. Large-scale protests, parliamentary and societal polarization and extensive media coverage …

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Saving lives – but which ones? Life, belonging and postsecular possibilities in contemporary asylum politics

In today's post, Erin Wilson reflects on the recent decision by the Australian parliament to excise its territory from its migration zone, what this means for how we value life, how we belong and how both religious and secular perspectives can help us rethink these critical issues. Last week in my home country, Australia, the …

Dwars Herdenken

Ter gelegenheid van de herdenking van de salchtoffers van de Tweede Wereldoorlog morgen, schrijft Tsila Rädecker over de controversiële Joodse historicus uit Groningen, Jaap Meijer. Veel mensen staan alleen tijdens de 4 mei herdenking stil bij de verschrikkingen van de Tweede Wereld Oorlog. Dit in tegenstelling tot de in 1993 overleden joods historicus Jaap Meijer. …