• Raised from the Dead: The Case of Scott Routley

    Pierre Mallia

    The case of Scott Routley is an example in advances in medicine which raise dilemmas and can have an implication for future developments and necessitate changes to ethical reflection. Before discussing this case it is important to clarify some issues: A persistent vegetative state needs to be distinguished from Coma ...

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  • Between Science and Ideology: The Homosexuality Debate

    Paul Galea

    The surrounding debate on Homosexuality, Gay rights, Same-Sex marriages, etc. is much larger than the issues themselves. Such debates are very often compounded by a high degree of passion that unfortunately, sometimes, replaces compassion. This does not mean that the topic cannot be approached from a rational and objective point ...

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  • LGBT Agenda is Setting the Tone!

    David Cilia

    I would have preferred the editorial team of zuntier.com to choose a less controversial theme for the first month of the year.   Nonetheless, this would probably be an issue in the upcoming general elections and so it is likely to be discussed in the public square very soon. From the ...

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  • Of ghouls, squash and (wo)men in red

    Nadia Delicata

    Among the less-celebrated joys of living in the Great White North is the predictability of the yearly calendar. Humid lazy summers lull you into sipping white wine while enjoying long barbecues with friends. Likewise, the frigid, desolate, hibernating winters make you seek the pleasures of hot cocoa while curled up ...

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  • Is Hannukka the Jewish “Christmas”?

    Sophia

    The Hebrew word ‘Hanukkah’ literally means ‘dedication’ and its story takes us back to the events of the 2nd century BCE as described in the deuterocanonical books of 1 and 2 Maccabees. The eight-day festival begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which normally falls somewhere ...

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  • Life is a Journey not a Destination…

    Nigel Camilleri

    Upon pausing for a moment and looking back at what inspired me into entering into my profession I realise it was a journey which started long before I was even conscious of it. It was a journey which, over many years and after experiences of volunteering in different countries got ...

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  • Tolkien and Eucatastrophe: Towards Our True Port of Call

    Justin Schembri OP

    “Myth has always involved ways of telling stories that had special significance.  Myths change history into significant history.”  This is the power of literature: from birth to death, from damnation to salvation, our lives are full with meaningful stories.  “Philosophy and literature, therefore, belong together. They can work like the ...

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  • A Sign of the Way Things Are

    Nadia Delicata

    It’s certainly a sign of the times that zuntier has ceased being only the in-between space between “church” and “pjazza” and has become… yet another dot.com. Yet in this remarkable cultural transition—that is even more astonishing, because we take it for granted!—one thing has not changed. Zuntier continues to be a space of encounter; a ...

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