President Barack Obama’s decision to replace the leader of allied forces in Afghanistan has led to renewed questions on the U.S. strategy there — and on whether the war is morally and militarily justified.
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The news that President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize seemed to take everyone by surprise — from the White House to journalists covering the Friday morning announcement in Oslo.
Love and forgiveness might seem like vague concepts for journalists to turn into a news story. But with boldface names like the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu jointly receiving the first-ever Fetzer Prize for Love and Forgiveness this week, the task is easier. And ReligionLink can help, too.
Foreign relations and diplomacy have been understood and practiced as secular activities. Yet with growing awareness of religion as a force influencing political and civil behavior, as well as recognition of the sheer number of believers in the world, more attention is now being paid to religion as a factor in foreign relations.
With a fragile truce in effect between Israel and the Palestinians, hope is rising among Jews for an eventual two-state settlement between the two peoples. Perhaps, many say, Mahmoud Abbas is the determined partner for peace that many doves came to conclude Yasser Arafat was not. For the first time since the second Palestinian intifada [...]