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Study finds religious children are meaner than their secular counterparts

Children from religious families are less kind and more punitive than those from non-religious households, according to a new study. Academics from seven universities across the world studied Christian, Muslim and non-religious children to test the relationship between religion and morality. They found that religious belief is a negative influence on children’s altruism. “Overall, our […]

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The unfounded fear of Muslim immigration

An article by Doug Saunders in The Globe and Mail today looks at the “Muslim tide” in the west and our own capacity for fear, including our  fear of Italian or Irish Catholics. An excerpt: The unease I felt on the sidewalks and buses of our London neighbourhood was not a novel sensation. If I […]