Religious Literacy

When people came to believe that scientific rationality had triumphed over religion – that ‘God is dead’ – many lost the ability to reflect intelligently on religion. Yet religion has continued to be a powerful force shaping our world.

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Mark Durie - August 24, 2021

Conversation with Mark Durie: Understanding Afghanistan, Jihad and Islam

Islam – General

A conversation with globally recognised Islamics scholar, academic, and Anglican pastor, Rev Dr Mark Durie. If you want to understand more about what is happening in Afghanistan, how events there fit into the broader Muslim world, and what some implications for the rest of the world might be, listen and learn.

 

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For at least four years, a copy of the Noble Qur’an was placed for public use in Canberra Airport's prayer room.  This particular edition of the Qur’an, printed in the millions by Saudi Arabia, has very disturbing footnotes, which promote an aggressively radical interpretation of Islam not very different from the doctrines and practice of ISIS.  It is disturbing that this particular Qur’an was selected for the prayer room. (After this article was published, the Qur’an was removed.)