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(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of information, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Americans who refused to wear masks or get vaccinated during the pandemic do not have the easy task of building a valid philosophical defense of their behavior. The leading philosophical authorities generally cited for defending individual freedom in …

By DONNA KINGCaroline’s Diary Some state universities have announced that they will require the COVID vaccine for students returning to campus. Public universities in the UNC system do not require, but encourage, the vaccine. Some private schools, including Duke and Wake Forest, require it. Wake Forest sent a warning letter to students last week. “As …

It is becoming increasingly clear that secularism as a public creed in the Western world has failed to meet the deepest needs of human beings and of society at large. The signs of failure are evident in the increasing levels of mental distress, loneliness, social exclusion, racism, aggression against the truth, declining confidence in democracy, …

On the occasion of the Eid al-Adha Movement for a Democratic Society, TEV-DEM issued a statement in which it congratulated all components of Syrian society: With the advent of Eid al-Adha, we express our warm congratulations and blessings to the families of the martyrs and the wounded, our fighting people and all of Syrian society, …

Spy charges, smoke rising from burnt documents in a courtyard, one superpower evicting another from its apartment building on Montrose Boulevard – it’s been just over a year since Houston was propelled into international spotlight on the 23rd June 2020, when the State Department closed the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Was it …

By Don Lattin Special to Examiner Almost forty years ago, when we resuscitated the religious rhythm at the old San Francisco Examiner, one of the trends I documented was the rise of an eclectic spiritual movement called the “Nones”. Not “nuns” with a “u”, but “Nones”, as in “none of the above”. These were people …

The motivations behind the assassination of the Haitian president remain obscure. But many Haitians say the corruption that escalated as billions of dollars crossed the country after a devastating earthquake more than a decade ago was almost certainly a factor behind its demise. Yet at the same time, Haitian scholars say lessons have been learned …

MELAKA: Police arrested 11 people suspected of carrying a coffin draped with the symbol of secret society 04 during a funeral, as a recent viral video shows. Melaka Police Chief Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said in separate raids that all suspects between the ages of 24 and 42 were apprehended at Ops Cantas Khas …

Original sin, written by Julia Fennell and performed by University Theater, is an intensely atheistic musical that totally despises people’s religious beliefs and is not ashamed to flaunt it. In the play, Judy, a pastor, is sent to hell after she has dedicated her life to God. She thinks this is a mistake until she …

Editor’s Note: In July, as Colorado Springs prepares for its 150th anniversary on the 31st, The Gazette prepared a series of articles on the history of our city. Return for a fascinating glimpse into the people and events that made Colorado Springs the landmark it is today. Churches and religious communities have played a central …