The functions of the law are to keep peace, shape moral standards, promote social justice, resolve disputes and protect the liberties and rights of a country’s citizens. But how do we decide the moral values that underpin these rules? Religion …
Understanding the Hijab
Established in 2013 by Nazma Khan, World Hijab Day seeks to break down some of the ignorance and misunderstanding about the practice of wearing the hijab
World Hijab Day was founded in 2013 by an American Muslim woman, Nazma Khan, who sought to break down some of the ignorance and misunderstanding about the practice of wearing a hijab, the headscarf. This practice is observed in more …
What a public lecture can teach you about the role of religion in political campaigns
Niall Maher attended a public lecture led by Professor David Hempton to learn about the role religion played in the recent election of Donald Trump
On Wednesday January 11, Professor David Hempton gave an illuminating public lecture on the subject of “Religion and Political Culture in the United States” in the School of Ecumenics/Loyola Institute. Professor Hempton is an Irish historian and dean of the …
Islam: a misunderstood religion
Coco Millar argues that we shouldn’t allow the right-wing media to dictate our view of Islam
“Historically, ‘othering’ our fellow humans has been the easy solution for avoiding addressing real problems”
The world is changing and some may argue, ending. The blame for the rise of the alt-right and neo-nazism is almost always based upon a …
Mental health, spirituality and faith – in defense of the Catholic Church
The benefits and positives that religion can provide are rarely highlighted in the mainstream media
The Catholic Church is probably one of the most controversial institutions in modern day Ireland. This is, in fairness, for very understandable reasons concerning the failings of the leadership of the Catholic Church in the past especially concerning the handling …
Faith in Irish schools
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin explains why he supports the divestment movement, and where he thinks the resistance to it is coming from.
On being ‘religious’ in college
Jason McCann talks through his experience of attitudes towards religion in college.
No sex for the wicked
Sinéad Harrington examines the approach to sexual education in Irish Catholic schools.
Religion, not Islam, is the problem
After another act of terrorism against the west committed by Islamic terrorists, many liberal Muslims and non-Muslims have said that those perpetrators claiming to act in the name of Islam are in no way Muslims themselves. It seems that as …