Archive: Christopher Dickey
What the Pew survey shows is that new immigrants coming to the United States bring with them a strong sense of belonging to family and to faith, whether Catholic, Muslim or Hindu. But in a generation or two, that passes.
By Christopher Dickey | February 28, 2008; 06:08 AM ET | Comments (4)
Once you can claim that a critical press is on the wrong side of God’s law, after all, you can do just about anything you want to shut it down. That’s not only a problem for Afghanistan or for Islam. I think that’s a danger in any country where politicians claim they answer to a higher law.
By Christopher Dickey | February 1, 2008; 02:09 PM ET | Comments (14)
In practice the selflessness of such people can be awe inspiring. But at a policy level when they see practical problems through the narrow prism of dogma the results can be shocking.
By Christopher Dickey | December 13, 2007; 11:19 AM ET | Comments (69)
The attitude that Romney struck was, if not holier, then as-holy-as-thou in a field where his key rival coming up in Iowa is a former Baptist preacher.
By Christopher Dickey | December 10, 2007; 06:58 AM ET | Comments (7)
What makes French politicians different from their American counterparts is that none presume to preach sexual morality to the masses.
By Christopher Dickey | December 3, 2007; 06:56 AM ET | Comments (4)
We hear a great deal in the West about the need for freedom of religion in the Muslim world. What about freedom of non-religion?
By Christopher Dickey | July 30, 2007; 10:04 AM ET | Comments (92)
For most of us the sound of spoken Latin may be so alien that the poetry in it is difficult to hear.
By Christopher Dickey | July 12, 2007; 07:21 AM ET | Comments (33)
The link between our unconscious and our visions of heaven and hell is one of the most fascinating and troubling areas to explore in the realm of faith.
By Christopher Dickey | June 29, 2007; 06:56 AM ET | Comments (15)
The hatred that occupation creates is deep and enduring.
By Christopher Dickey | June 22, 2007; 06:59 AM ET | Comments (39)
Mormons are in the mainstream of America’s marvelously varied religious life.
By Christopher Dickey | May 4, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (137)
The celebrity apology has become a kind of public ritual in the United States. Don Imus, Paul Wolfowitz, Mel Gibson, Naomi Campbell, Ted Haggard, Rush Limbaugh: the list of famous people trying to convince us of their contrition is long...
By Christopher Dickey | April 26, 2007; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (22)