Issue 36

  • Rushing toward a Truly Global Village

    Technology is transforming Marshall McLuhan’s global village from theory into reality. Increased access to information, thanks to the Internet and the Web, shatters barriers erected by those who would monopolize it. The World Ba

    Published October - December 2001 - Jay Willoughby

    The Necessity of Reflection and Self-Criticism

    Our first and foremost duty is to discover ourselves and then turn toward God through the illuminated prism of our nature. People who remain unaware of their true nature, and who therefore cannot establish any contact with their

    Published October - December 2001 - M. Fethullah Gulen

    Biological Warfare

    Biological warfare used to be the stuff of movies (The Andromeda Strain [1971], Outbreak [1995], 12 Monkeys [1996], Mission Impossible 2 [2000]) and books (The Coming Plague [1995], The Hot Zone [1995], The Cobra Event [1998], R

    Published October - December 2001 - Josep Clay

    Identity and Political Activity in Modern Europe

    The post-communist phenomenon of economic globalization tends to enlarge the economic gap between haves and have-nots. This economic gap assumes a geographical dimension in the form of the First World and the Third World, and thre

    Published October - December 2001 - Guy Meynen

    The Perils of Nationalism

    Third matter

    Nationalism or ethnic differences have been unleashed in this [twentieth] century, particularly by European officials following the well-known principle of divide and rule. The target of this insid

    Published October - December 2001 - Bediuzzaman Said Nursi

    Holistic Time Management

    “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” - Mark Twain

    Time is illusive, for it is hard to define, capture, or imagine. Just like the weather, we talk about it but cannot c

    Published October - December 2001 - Alphonse Dougan

    Global Developments

    IN ACADEMICS Useful Links: Organizations devoted to the academic study of religion and interfaith research and activities have found a home on the Internet. Have a look at:;

    Published October - December 2001 - The Fountain

    Economic Globalization and the Quest for Profit

    America emerged from the Second World War as the world’s leading economic and industrial power. When it decided to reject its isolationist past in order to rebuild former enemies and embark upon the Cold War with the Soviet U

    Published October - December 2001 - Jay Willoughby

    The Socioeconomic Impact of Global Climate Change

    And We have made the heavens as a canopy well guarded: yet do they turn away from the Signs which these things (point to)! (Qur’an 21:32)

    We are often awed by how fine-tuned our planet is for the existence an

    Published October - December 2001 - Yusuf Ozaydin

    Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings of Subcomandante Marcos

    On January 1, 1994, the day that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) begins, a new revolution unfolds. There are no calls to overthrow the government or unleash revolutionary terror, but only the demand to exercise Ar

    Published October - December 2001 - Jay Willoughby

    Collaboration in Interfaith Union

    After some 10 years of daily commitment to interreligious dialogue and its organizations, as well as participation in most of the international dialogue meetings, and various ecumenical and other interreligious encounters

    Published October - December 2001 - Lucien F. Cosijns

    Antibiotic Resistance

    If you think that killer plagues and superbacteria are the stuff of horror movies alone, you may need to think again. Overuse and misuse of antibiotics have promoted the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant organisms. An

    Published October - December 2001 - Yasmeen Bonnie Rutherford

    Visible Signs of the Resurrection

    At first glance, nature seems to be whatever we can see. Thus many of us tend to take life for granted and assume that its existence is both ordinary and natural. We do not question the validity of such assumptions, and therefo

    Published October - December 2001 - Sebnem Yildiz

    Questions and Answers

    Question: Will religion, supposedly developed by “primitive” people to explain the unknown, eventually become unnecessary?

    Answer: Those who answer the above question with a resounding “yes” bas

    Published October - December 2001 - Hikmet Isik