George Weigel

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Catholicism and Islam: A Strategic Dialogue

This past June 1, the president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, took to the op-ed page of the Washington Post to make a “plea for enlightened moderation” to his Islamic brethren

Islam and democracy: the crucial questions

At a recent conference on Islam and democracy, I was privileged to meet several of the brightest Muslim scholars in America – some native-born, some immigrants, all committed to developing

Force of law, law of force

The juxtaposition of “the force of law and the law of force,” a trope that got established in the Catholic conversation months before armed force was used to enforce disarmament

The Just War Case for the War

It didn’t happen in France, when the question recently was what to do about chaos in Cote d’Ivoire. It didn’t happen in the European Union in the 1990s, when the

A new dialogue with Islam?

The French literary gadfly, André Malraux, once shocked (shocked!) the devoutly secular French professoriate by observing that “the twenty-first century will be religious, or it will not be.” Like other

Martyrs in Algeria

On March 27, 1996, Muslim extremists kidnaped seven Trappist monks from their monastery in the Atlas Mountains near Algiers. After two months, the Groupe Islamique Arme (GIA) announced that the

Martyrdom Today

As John Paul II has relentlessly reminded the Church for twenty-two years, we live in the greatest age of martyrdom in Christian history. Thanks to Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, and