Category Archives: News

Foundations of the Moral Order

I will seek to argue that what has gone wrong in the European project is not adequately characterised as simply a loss of moral vision but also has to be seen as a failure to grasp the nature of the moral order and to understand its foundations.

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The Closing of the American Mind

There are dangerous signs that the U.S. is turning its back on the principles of a free and open society that fostered the nation’s rise.

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Religious Liberty and the Fracturing of Civil Society

Selected for the Cornerstone by Robin James Graham (UTS’80)………….A humane civil society requires an ecosystem of religious freedom.

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CESNUR 2016 Conference in Korea, with presentations by Introvigne, Kim (UTS’91), and Fefferman (UTS’86)

….one plenary session was devoted to the Unification movement. Eileen Barker assessed its role within the context of Eastern and Western new religious movements, Dan Feffermann presented the different schisms following the death of Reverend Moon in 2012, and I focused on one of such schisms, the Family Peace Association (FPA) led by Moon’s oldest surviving son, Preston Moon. The president of FPA offered a response, and the discussion that followed showed how controversial the question of succession and authority remains within the Unification movement.

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The Suez crisis should have taught us brutal dictators are the real threat to world peace

Suez is too often seen as a throwback to the imperial past. Sadly, it proved a pointer to the world in which we now live, and we are still living in its shadow.

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How a New Source of Water is Helping Reduce Conflict in the Middle East

SELECTED FOR THE CORNERSTONE BY MATTHEW COHN (UTS’92)…………………………..Scientists and others look to desalination as a way to unite longtime enemies in a common cause.

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Quote of the Week: de Chardin

We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist and forever will recreate each other.

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Virtue for the Week: Zeal

We do all that we can to serve a cause we believe to be real and true

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Profit and Loss

Create like an optimist. Spend like a pessimist.

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IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro, apologises for the immolation of Greece

SELECTED FOR THE CORNERSTONE by WILLIAM HAINES (UTS’92)………………….The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.

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