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The Longevity Of Religious Terrorist Organizations, William John Hughes Jan 2017

The Longevity Of Religious Terrorist Organizations, William John Hughes

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College.


Is Faith Truly The Reason For Our Security? A Study On The Extent To Which Islam Influences Jordanian National Security, Shynelle Kissi Oct 2016

Is Faith Truly The Reason For Our Security? A Study On The Extent To Which Islam Influences Jordanian National Security, Shynelle Kissi

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

After witnessing years of coups, war, and overall civil unrest in the Middle East, it comes as no surprise that there are many competing explanations for why this is. Much to the disbelief of the researcher, the average American’s theory for this was that the heavy influence of Islamic teachings in lawmaking prevented the successful implementation of democratic processes and overall peace in the region. However, Jordan appears to have evaded all forms of chaos, and remain peaceful despite also being a Muslim country. Why? Has Jordan escaped turmoil because unlike its neighbors it does not use Islam in ...


Religious Perspectives Being Marginalized In Canada, John Milloy Nov 2015

Religious Perspectives Being Marginalized In Canada, John Milloy

Consensus

This article was a lecture delivered at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Waterloo, Ontario Canada, April 8, 2015 at a reception welcoming John Milloy as Co-Director of the Centre for Public Ethics and Assistant Professor of Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary as well as the inaugural Practitioner in Residence in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University.


Integration Of And The Potential For Islamic Radicalization Among Ethnic Turks In Germany, Alev Dudek Apr 2015

Integration Of And The Potential For Islamic Radicalization Among Ethnic Turks In Germany, Alev Dudek

Alev Dudek

In spite of ongoing improvements, integration of ethnic Turks in Germany remains a challenge from the dominant culture perspective, whereas a deeply ingrained institutional and everyday racism and the lack of legal protection against discrimination pose a challenge to full participation of ethnic Turks from another perspective. In an increasingly xenophobic Europe, particularly Germany, an increase in potential for religious and nationalist radicalization in different groups including ethnic Turks is becoming more and more evident. This increase in radical attitudes is not necessarily caused by a lack of integration, as evidenced among well-integrated individuals.

In view of recent developments toward ...


Evolving Christian Attitudes Towards Personal And National Self-Defense, David B. Kopel Jul 2013

Evolving Christian Attitudes Towards Personal And National Self-Defense, David B. Kopel

David B Kopel

This Article analyzes the changes in orthodox Christian attitudes towards defensive violence. While the Article begins in the 19th century and ends in the 21st, most of the Article is about the 20th century. The Article focuses on American Catholicism and on the Vatican, although there is some discussion of American Protestantism.

In the nineteenth and early in the twentieth centuries, the traditional Christian concepts of Just War and of the individual's duty to use force to defend himself and his family remained uncontroversial, as they had been for centuries.

Disillusionment over World War I turned many Catholics and ...


American Graffiti: Musings On The Ground Zero Mosque, Editor Sep 2010

American Graffiti: Musings On The Ground Zero Mosque, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses reactions and parallels to a mosque proposed near the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in public discourse.


Ua1b1/1 Rodes-Helm Lecture Series, Wku Archives Jan 2010

Ua1b1/1 Rodes-Helm Lecture Series, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

These records were created by and about the Rodes-Helm Lecture Series which invited distinguished, and prominent individuals from the spheres of politics, economics, and the arts, to lecture at the university. The records include programs, and recordings of lectures.


Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor Jul 2000

Sacred Politics: Is Heaven Closed To The Wretched Of The Earth?, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the political and religious implications of a decision by the leaders of a religious institution for many of its followers and the appeal of the religion itself.


Trends. United States Foreign Policy, Iran, And Mirror Imaging, Editor Apr 2000

Trends. United States Foreign Policy, Iran, And Mirror Imaging, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the tension between the rule of law and democracy vs. religious authority in the context of international relations between the United States and Iran.


Religion As Opium, Religion As Vitamin: Comments On Pope John Paul Ii's Papacy And Political Power Jan 1999

Religion As Opium, Religion As Vitamin: Comments On Pope John Paul Ii's Papacy And Political Power

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article considers the interface between institutionalized and organized religion on the one hand and formally constituted and secular governmental authority on the other, in the context of Pope John Paul II's papacy.


Representative Democracy And The Non-Democratic Force Of Religion: Turkey, Israel, Algeria, India, And The United States, Editor Jan 1999

Representative Democracy And The Non-Democratic Force Of Religion: Turkey, Israel, Algeria, India, And The United States, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article identifies and provides examples of a destructive, non-democratic force that is intrinsic to a democracy. This force impinges on democracy from outside and from within.


Trends. Religious Killing: Going By The Book, Editor Jan 1999

Trends. Religious Killing: Going By The Book, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the unfortunate social phenomena in India of religion-based killing and desecrating.


Cuba: The Massacre Of The Tugboat And The Message In Fatima, Lael Varella Jul 1998

Cuba: The Massacre Of The Tugboat And The Message In Fatima, Lael Varella

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was written by Lael Varella. Mr. Varella is a third-term federal delegate to the Brazilian Congress and a member of the present government's parliamentary coalition. He is one of the most active and energetic of Brazilian congressmen and is especially known for his speeches about international politics, education, and the social and psychological problems of youth. As well, he is an ardent defender of private property, advocate of individual free


The Pope Defeats The Dictator: Religion And Communism In Cuba, Editor Jul 1998

The Pope Defeats The Dictator: Religion And Communism In Cuba, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article was written by Ismael Sambra Haber. Sambra has published poetry, short stories, literary criticism, and essays in both Cuban and international magazines and journals. He also has worked as a stage actor and as a consultant, screenwriter, actor, and director of Tele Turquino. Sambra has published Para Ti Mujer (For You, Woman), Coleccion Plegables, 1978; Las Cinco Plumas y la Luz del Sol (The Five Feathers and the Sun Light), Editorial Oriente, 1987; Para No Ser Leido en Recital (Not to be Read at a Poetry Reading or Recital), Editorial Oriente, 1991; and Remolino de Luz (Whirl of ...