Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Culture War or Misunderstanding Press Freedom?

The linked article by Professor Benjamin Barber provides a fresh and important perspective on the cartoon issue as a misunderstanding of press freedom. Prof. Barber is the Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society at the University of Maryland and a principal of the Democracy Collaborative, with offices in New York, and Maryland. The article appears on the NCC website. Please click the link to read it. http://www.ncccusa.org/news/060221barber.html

1 Comments:

At 12:13 PM, Blogger Nixon said...

How does interfaith dialouge work? The Christians and Jews say "I hate being Christian and Jewish" and the Muslims says "I love being Muslim." THen the CHristians and Jews critisize their religions and renounce their claims to everything sacred to them, and the Muslims explain their deep love of their holy places, many of which are built atop Jewish and Christian structures. Yes, this is interfaith. For instance: Muslim newspapers dny the Holocaust and make fun of CHristians and Jesus, and then Christians claim that their newspapers must never cartoon Mohammed. Yes this is interfaith.

During the interfaith meeting the most liberal self hating Christians and Jews meet with Muslims who are the most religious pro-Muslim. No liberal feminist muslims such as Irshad Manji. Nope. That is interfaith.

 

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