Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Photo by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.


Archbishop Of Canterbury Unsure Of God’s Existence?

Britain’s’ most senior clergyman has said that thinking about global injustices has made him question the existence of God. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby admitted in front of a small public audience in Bristol that he ‘frequently asked’ whether God truly existed, and if “he should be doing something” about difficult situations. Asked whether he […]

Man claiming to be ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in this screenshot from video.
Al-Baghdadi speaking during Friday prayers at Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul on July 4, 2014.


Ugly Tentacles Of Terrorism – OpEd

By Gwynne Dyer A group of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved out of Iraq and Syria by terrorists. That’s what Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who has proclaimed himself “the caliph of all Muslims […]

Iraq
Iraq


If US Wanted To, It Could Help Free Thousands Of Enslaved Yazidi Women In Single Day – OpEd

By Matthew Barber for Syria Comment The plight of thousands of Yazidi women, kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) during its August 3 attack on Iraq’s Sinjar mountains and in the following weeks, has received some media attention, but most people are unaware of just how far-reaching this disastrous phenomenon is. Boko Haram kidnapped girls […]

Thailand
Thailand


British Labor Activist Remains Optimistic About Thailand Trials – OpEd

By Casey Hynes Labor activist Andy Hall says he is “feeling confident” as he awaits the verdict of a criminal trial brought against him by Thailand’s Natural Fruit company, although concerns have been raised about the safety of migrant workers testifying in Hall’s defense. The first of several trials, this one concerning criminal charges related […]

Ralph Nader
Ralph Nader


Ralph Nader: Damaging Our Country From Wars Of Choice – OpEd

The drums of war are beating once again with the vanguard of U.S. bombers already over Iraq (and soon Syria) to, in President Obama’s words, “degrade and destroy ISIS.” The Republican Party, led by war-at-any-cost Senators Lindsay Graham and John McCain, wants a bigger military buildup which can only mean U.S. soldiers on the ground. […]