• Why is it so difficult to believe in God?

    Dr Mark Said

    I believe in God. As an adolescent and young man, I could not state in no unclear terms that I believed in God. After I got married and had children, I began to have a greater curiosity about God. Who was making the next move, I or God? What had ...

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  • “Printing” happiness

    Nadia Delicata

    The Consumer Electronics Association’s yearly expo recently unveiled the latest and wackiest in wearables, smart technology (all creating the infamous “internet of things”) and the craze sweeping the mainstream gadget market, 3D printing. Among the most intriguing new 3D printers were those that created not mere “things” but… food. (CES 2014) 3DSystems launched ...

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  • Man’s need to create

    Matthew Pulis

    Technology is changing so fast that it is almost impossible to keep track. Chief editor of The Verge comments: “It’s the dream of the upgrade. Of the early adopter. Things are going to get better. They have to get better. There is no other way. The next thing is just ...

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  • Church and State – the ongoing debate

    Bernard Micallef

    Much has been said on the role of the Church in society, on the role of the Church in public life, on the role of the Church in politics.  Some have stated that the Church must strictly look at and interfere in religious issues; while others have said that it ...

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  • Two myths about science

    Christian Colombo

    Many people seem to associate science with achievements and limitless frontiers while associating religion with mysteries and limitations. Indeed, in the media we rarely hear of scientific failures. However, what is even more interesting is that science, or more precisely mathematics, not just fails for some experiments, but is able ...

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  • Ethics vs Religion?

    Andre Debattista

    In January 2014, the Education Ministry unveiled a plan to introduce an ethics-based subject which will cater for 1,411 students who do not follow religion lessons. The Malta Independent reported that this subject will be based on themes such as “honesty, non-violence and respect towards others.” There are some encouraging ...

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  • Is Religious Diversity Good for Us?

    Julian J. Galea

    To even the most uninformed observer, Malta’s place on the socio-religious spectrum is readily evident. A catholic tradition stretching back hundreds of years has established itself with such prominence that as a tiny archipelago-nation, we find ourselves in possession of more churches and chapels than square kilometres of territory. A ...

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  • Faith, Values and Public Life

    Dr Mark Said

    The last two decades have seen a surge of religious, ethical and cultural controversies around the world. This necessitates exploring the intersection of globalization with contemporary issues including education, science and technology, and international relations. Is religion a force for good or evil in world politics? How much influence does ...

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