Archive: James Standish
It is possible that Lennon in his naivety truly believed that if everyone abandoned religion and simply lived for today, a love fest would break out around the globe. The evidence is in, and it's not looking good. Not only is the world not "living as one" we have devolved to the point where the majority of Americans can no longer keep love alive even within our own nuclear families.
By James Standish | December 14, 2010; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (17)
Do we really want to give the government the right to pick and choose which religions get to build where?
By James Standish | August 13, 2010; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (8)
One would think that with two wars involving religiously motivated violence, having a top ranked official skilled in an understanding of the intersection between religion, human rights and foreign policy would be a pressing priority.
By James Standish | June 24, 2010; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (1)
Documentary focuses on Adventist health care in the U.S., but church's most important contribution in the field of health care can be found in its extensive system of hospitals, clinics and health educators around the world.
By James Standish | June 4, 2010; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)
There are very few areas of American life as delicate and nuanced as the relationship between religion and the state. We are not alone. From Israel to India, Egypt to Eritrea, China to Colombia, the relationship between religion and the...
By James Standish | March 30, 2010; 04:12 PM ET | Comments (0)
People of faith must speak publicly and vigorously in opposition to those who want us to return to operating American torture chambers.
By James Standish | March 9, 2010; 01:36 PM ET | Comments (12)
1)There is a devil who unleashes evil on our world; 2)We live in a fundamentally unjust world; and 3) Humans are in no position to judge God.
By James Standish | January 21, 2010; 04:41 PM ET | Comments (14)
If we want to go green, we have to eat green -- and some religious traditions can show us the way.
By James Standish | December 18, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (26)
The Swiss minaret ban presents three challenges: First, it will repress the religious freedom rights of Muslims living in Switzerland. Second, it provides further ammunition for nations who want to use international entities to enact repressive legal regimes in order to protect Muslims against western Islamophobia. Finally, it distracts the world's attention from far more egregious violations of religious freedom occurring against Muslims by governments in predominantly Muslim nations.
By James Standish | December 7, 2009; 11:34 PM ET | Comments (5)
The question isn't whether such a sincere, genuine religious belief exists, therefore, but rather what society as a whole should do when someone sincerely and deeply holds a view that may endanger children or others.
By James Standish | October 15, 2009; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)