Taking Steps to De-escalate Abortion ‘Wars’

Taking Steps to De-escalate Abortion ‘Wars’

Abortion is extremely contentious. For more than 45 years now, there has been considerable “warfare” between pro-choice and pro-life people. Is there any way to de-escalate such negative polarization? James Davison Hunter is a “Distinguished Professor” at the...

Better Angels Needed for Peace in Christmas Wars

Humanists, atheists, Christian fundamentalists and cable talk-show hosts are again launching verbal grenades in the Christmas wars.   Last year’s outbreak was so successful that the American Humanist Association (AHA) has launched another holiday campaign with...

Cease Fire: Three Steps to End the Culture Wars

The battle is on and it has been on. For most of us who grew up in an evangelical tradition, it dates back to the evolution-fundamentalist controversy at the turn of the 20th century.   Today, many refer to it as “the culture wars.” In its contemporary...

Group Seeks Middle Ground in Culture War

The First Amendment Center in Nashville held a conference last week entitled “Beyond the Culture Wars: A Leadership Conference on the Future of Religion in Public Schools.” The aims were twofold: first to consider how well public schools are dealing with...

A Modest Christmas Proposal

With Thanksgiving Day behind us, we now enter the Christmas season at full gallop. Of course, Christmas has been peeking out here and there since Halloween, but now it’s official. It’s all here–the shopping, the lights, the traffic, the music and the...