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Thinking theologically with pandemics

Theology may be far from our minds during a pandemic in a seemingly secular age. Our interactions with the non-human world of microbial pathogens appear wholly at odds with our relations with another kind of non-human realm that we designate as divine. Yet, if the past teaches us anything, it …

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Pakistan lecturer sentenced to death for blasphemy

Junaid Hafeez, 33, was arrested in March 2013 and accused of posting derogatory comments about the Prophet Mohammed on social media. Allegations of blasphemy are taken very seriously in Pakistan, and even an accusation is often enough to make someone a target for hardliners. Mr. Hafeez’s first lawyer, Rashid Rehman, …

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