Posts tagged ‘Religion’

  • Forum Article

    Five themes for the future of warfare

    The 18th-century German military strategist Carl von Clausewitz defined war as the continuation of politics by… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why the world is not as secular as you think

    In the contemporary Western world, people tend to believe that religion is on the decline and that faith in a higher… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Five ways faith can make a difference in the world

    Faith permeates our world, providing a moral and ethical compass for the vast majority of people. Evidence shows that… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Democracy and division in the Arab world

    Tensions in Iraq may be dominating the headlines, but there are complex patterns of division and polarization across… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    What’s the link between money and happiness?

    In May 2006 I saw a new Honda Accord (a luxury car in India) in my home town of Bangalore sporting the bumper sticker:… more

  • Young Global Leaders Article

    What I’ve learned as a female war reporter

    Throughout my career, I have heard preachers from all sides ranting about the “clash of cultures”, or debating… more

  • Forum Event

    My message to the World Economic Forum in Davos

    Annual Meeting 2014

    , Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Are human rights and religion compatible?

    In most Western societies the political language is that of liberalism, and the individual is at the centre of the… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Five lessons from the world of faith

    Based on my recent travels through Asia, Africa and the Middle East, I have made the following observations about the… more

  • Forum Article

    Four ways for businesses to build trust

    We place implicit trust in commercial brands: the Body Shop will not test products on animals; a bottle of Coca Cola… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Why religion is important in conflict prevention

    In recent years, much foreign policy attention has focused on the role of religion in contributing to strife across the… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Can the best of faith defeat the worst of religion?

    The Syrian crisis raises profound moral questions about the way our world is governed today. In contrast to the Cold… more

  • Forum Article

    How to stop ignorance ruling the world?

    People have a right to be ignorant. Just as we can choose to damage our health by overeating, smoking cigarettes, and… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    The role of faith in humanitarian crises

    In humanitarian emergencies across the world, people commonly look to their local faith communities for support. But… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    On a Tweet and a prayer

    Ancient tradition and modern communication appeared to work together when the new pope was elected in Rome this… more

  • Forum Article

    How is religious leadership changing?

    Linda Woodhead explains how traditional authority gives way to charismatic authority There’s a puzzled tone to… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Is religion outdated in the 21st century?

    My father always says that if you don’t want to get into an argument, you shouldn’t talk about politics, money or… more

  • Forum Video

    Ideas for change: a charter for compassion

    "Never treat others as you would not like to be treated yourself." Karen Armstrong describes this as the golden rule… more