The writer is a professor of science and religion
Deeper meaning of atheism Alain de Botton is an author, philosopher and founder of the School of Life, a London-based institute “devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture.” Author of Religion for
Searching for the right answers The assumption that science and religion are in conflict is a popular but wrong view of reality.
Things we do in the name of progress Tomorrow has never looked better. Breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering and nanotechnology promise to give us unprecedented power to redesign our bodies and our world.
Bad memories can heal, too Pope Francis’s visit to Armenia in June this year is among the most breathtaking challenges he has posed. It defies both conventional wisdom and historical experience of the Armenian genocide.
The enriching encounters Pope Francis recently hosted a special guest at the Vatican: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook.
God's existence cannot be proved The interplay between science and religion rarely strays from popular discussion.
Darkness is but the other side I am told god lives in me — and yet the reality of darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul,” wrote Mother Teresa in 1957.
Giving up faith is a complex act We have met many people who have given up religion as they grew up. For some it is a painful decision, for others a liberating one. It may be a stifling or a fulfilling decision.
Let’s connect the spiritual dots Beginning in the early 1970s, academic reviews began to acknowledge that religious belief is not antithetical to emotional wellbeing, challenging assumptions that had dominated the social sciences in
Can we possibly justify religion? The terrible violence unleashed by the Islamic State in the name of religion makes us ponder: Can we justify religion at all?