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Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again | P2P Foundation

Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
(this is a copy of the post I originally published on my own blog, with a CC BY-ND license. The original version, with updates, other comments etc.. is here) Almost ten years ago, I wrote about Free Software’s surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine, noting that, albeit certain statements sound “as if they could have been written by …
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Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again | Stop

Catholics, Free Software and Free Knowledge, again | Stop | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Almost ten years ago, I wrote about Free Software's surprising sympathy with Catholic doctrine, noting that, albeit certain statements sound "as if they could
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▶ Krista Tippett with Nathan Schneider - YouTube

“On Being” host Krista Tippett and author and activist Nathan Schneider discuss social justice and the role of religion in social justice movements during th...
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The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 - Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project

The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050 - Pew Research Center's Religion and Public Life Project | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As of 2010, nearly a third of the world's population identified as Christian. But if demographic trends persist, Islam will close the gap by the middle of the 21st century.
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The Roman Catholic Church: History's First Global Organization - PJ Media

The Roman Catholic Church: History's First Global Organization - PJ Media | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The idea of all the countries on Earth gathering under a single roof to address issues of international concern had been a dream of mankind for who knows how long before Woodrow Wilson was finally able to convince the nations of Europe to finally do it as a League of Nations.

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Is it the power of one ruler or the new kingdom who came down from heaven??? What so ever it is..., I guess they are a good leader and knows what is good for all not one for all...

 

Any way may be those order is only for Catholic Religion church alone.

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The Koran Does Not Forbid Images of the Prophet

The Koran Does Not Forbid Images of the Prophet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Charlie Hebdo killers were operating under a misapprehension.
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Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith

Religion’s smart-people problem: The shaky intellectual foundations of absolute faith | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Should you believe in a God? Not according to most academic philosophers. A comprehensive survey revealed that only about 14 percent of English speaking professional philosophers are theists.  As for what little religious belief remains among their colleagues, most professional philosophers regard it as a strange aberration among otherwise intelligent people. Among scientists the situation is much the same. Surveys of the members of the National Academy of Sciences, composed of the most prestigious scientists in the world, show that religious belief among them is practically nonexistent, about 7 percent.
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The issue of identity (III) - Civilization as a meta-identity, Consumeristic Individualism

The issue of identity (III) - Civilization as a meta-identity, Consumeristic Individualism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In part I of this series of articles, I briefly mentioned Consumeristic Individualism, as I defined the dominant ethos of our era. To be able to define it, we must start to talk about a part of our collective identities that we all know about, yet few of us recognise – namely civilization. So, the issue at hand is: What is a civilization, and what is a civilizationary ethos? And how can these forms of definitions aid our undertaking?
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The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality

The dangerous American myth of corporate spirituality | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Recently, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gave some shocking advice to a young businesswoman who was concerned that her male peers were passing her up for promotions: Don’t question the systemic sexism of corporate America, just trust in “good karma” to get you ahead. While his attitude made waves in the blogosphere, in fact it accurately represents a form of spirituality that is becoming popular in the West.
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The truth about evil | John Gray

The truth about evil | John Gray | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The long read: Our leaders talk a great deal about vanquishing the forces of evil. But, John Gray argues, their rhetoric reveals a failure to accept that cruelty and conflict are basic human traits
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Mormons embrace social media to push back against official church teachings - Religion News Service

Mormons embrace social media to push back against official church teachings - Religion News Service | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

On a cool summer evening, in a borrowed classroom overlooking San Francisco Bay, about 150 men and women gathered to screen a short documentary about a Mormon family whose 13-year-old son came out as gay.

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Hima: An Islamic Tradition of the Commons | On the Commons

Hima: An Islamic Tradition of the Commons | On the Commons | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A glance at history turns up the names of many heroes—from Robin Hood to Chief Joseph to Gandhi—who stood up to protect the commons on behalf of future generations. One name from history not likely to be associated with the commons is Muhammad. Yet the holy prophet of the Islamic world sought to preserve special landscapes for everyone. Today, Muslim environmentalists are trying to reinvigorate this tradition.


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Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul' - Los Angeles Times

Vatican social media guru: Catholics should give Internet 'a soul' - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The Pope’s social media expert said Wednesday that Catholics should be using social media to make the atmosphere online a positive place where people can deepen their relationships with one another.

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Archbishop to speak at Inclusive Capitalism conference

Archbishop to speak at Inclusive Capitalism conference | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The conference will bring together international leaders from the worlds of business, finance...
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CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names » The Rise of Religious Powers and the Failure of the Left in The Middle-East » Print

by SOUAD SHARABANI
Souad Sharabani: In the past three decades or so, Communists, trade unionists and secular nationalist movements like pan Arabism were replaced by religious and ethnic dividers as the forces that mobilize, galvanize and divide the people in the Middle-East. We see the same results in every country with different circumstances. What are the factors that explain the rise of religious fundamentalism and the decline of the left? I had the opportunity to sit with Ramzy Baroud to talk about these issues and more.


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Radically Catholic In the Age of Francis: An Anthology of Visions for the Future: Solidarity Hall, Daniel Schwindt, Elias Crim: 9780692409770: Amazon.com: Books

Radically Catholic In the Age of Francis: An Anthology of Visions for the Future [Solidarity Hall, Daniel Schwindt, Elias Crim] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Edited by Daniel Schwindt, this collection of personal essays gives a glimpse into the hopes and expectations of some two dozen men and women -- not all Catholics -- attempting to live in a more radically Catholic fashion
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What Catholic Social Teaching Can Teach the Sharing Economy

What Catholic Social Teaching Can Teach the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, this month, has published a useful introduction to the promise and challenges of the so-called sharing economy—the new breed of companies that use Inter
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The right’s home-school conspiracy: How I helped GOP launch a religious war

The right’s home-school conspiracy: How I helped GOP launch a religious war | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As someone who participated in the rise of the religious right in the 1970s and 1980s, I can tell you that you can’t understand the modern Republican Party and its hatred of government unless you understand the evangelical home-school movement. Nor can the Democrats hope to defeat the GOP in 2016 unless they grasp what I’ll be explaining here: religious war carried on by other means.
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Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism on a Planet "Exploited by Human Greed"

Pope Francis Calls for Action on Climate Change & Capitalism on a Planet "Exploited by Human Greed" | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Pope Francis is set to make history by issuing the first-ever comprehensive Vatican teachings on climate change, which will urge 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide to take action. The document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests who will distribute it to their parishioners. Given the sheer number of people who identify as Catholics worldwide, the pope’s clarion call to tackle climate change could reach far more people than even the largest environmental groups. "T
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David Loy - The Cosmos Wakes Up: A New Buddhist Story

This is "David Loy - The Cosmos Wakes Up: A New Buddhist Story" by Buddhist Geeks on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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GOP’s secret weapon: How right-wing churches turn the 99 percent into the Tea Party

GOP’s secret weapon: How right-wing churches turn the 99 percent into the Tea Party | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There's a way to counter their success, but it means liberals must get comfortable talking about the spiritual
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Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look - Huffington Post

Religion and Revolution: The Promise of a Fresh Look - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For students of religion and students of revolution, the upcoming dialogue between Cornel West and Bob Avakian should be a valuable lesson. Taking place at Riverside Church in New York City, this meeting of the minds has tremendous potential to advance understanding on the relationship between religion and revolution, which conventional wisdom tends to hold as mutually exclusive.

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New Statesman | John Gray: is religion to blame for history’s bloodiest wars?

New Statesman | John Gray: is religion to blame for history’s bloodiest wars? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Not long after the Iranian Revolution of 1979, in which Ayatollah Ruhollah Kho­meini became supreme leader, a US official was heard to exclaim: “Who ever took religion seriously?” The official was baffled at the interruption of what he assumed was an overwhelmingly powerful historical trend. Pretty well everyone at the time took it for granted that religion was on the way out, not only as a matter of personal belief, but even more as a deciding factor in politics. Secularisation was advancing everywhere, and with increasing scientific knowledge and growing prosperity it was poised to become a universal human condition. True, there were some countries that remained stubbornly religious – including, ironically, the United States. But these were exceptions. Religion was an atavistic way of thinking which was gradually but inexorably losing its power. In universities, grandiose theories of secularisation were taught as established fact, while politicians dismissed ideas they didn’t like as “mere theology”. The unimportance of religion was part of conventional wisdom, an unthinking assumption of those who liked to see themselves as thinking people.
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'The Leftovers' satisfies in TV's darkest thought experiment - Washington Post (blog)

'The Leftovers' satisfies in TV's darkest thought experiment - Washington Post (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The random mass disappearance destroys the core assumptions of science and religion, so the people of this alternate reality sink into nihilism.

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Islamic Post-Traditionalism: Postcolonial and Postmodern Religious Discourse in Indonesia

Islamic Post-Traditionalism: Postcolonial and Postmodern Religious Discourse in Indonesia | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Taking a critical view of the dominance of postcolonial studies by South Asian and Latin American scholars and intellectuals, this article presents a newly emerging discourse among young Indonesian Muslim intellectuals, known as ‘Islamic Post-
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