• Nothing is so like God as Silence

    Christian Colombo

    It’s been years now since I could be considered a practicing Christian. So you can imagine my surprise when I was asked to contribute to zuntier.com. Admittedly, I had never heard of the website but I was impressed by both its presentation and the idea of dialogue it promotes. Having ...

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  • (Ir)relevant Talk and Homophobia

    Anton D'Amato

    Words and images will for the following weeks acquire greater importance as we officially enter into an electoral campaign where the battle of the billboards, of slogans and perceptions will reign high for eight weeks non-stop. Politicians and parties will be constantly attentive to speak the right words and showing ...

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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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  • Real Dialogue and Fear

    Fr Blake

    A reply to Fr David’s blog Regarding Fr. David’s first entry in his blog I wish to make some remarks. Real dialogue (as in a friendly conversational exchange) can only take place if all sides are sincere enough to put their cards on the table by sharing their modus operandi. People ...

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  • Why is the Vatican a State?

    Anton D'Amato

    Covering an area of less than 0.5km sq and having a population of around 800 persons (mostly clerics) the Vatican, or to be precise the Holy See, is officially a state and enjoys the status of a Permanent Observer to the UN (without voting rights). It has diplomatic relations with most ...

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  • Secularly Religious

    Anton D'Amato

    I consider myself as secular; at the same time I consider myself also religious. Is this a contradiction in terms? Some do in fact consider this to be a contradiction. I don’t quite agree with them. Before reaching some sort of conclusion we necessarily have to define what secular and ...

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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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  • If Secularists are so Rational, why am I not one?

    David Cilia

    Secularism, as a movement, has its own core beliefs and they are clearly spelled out in humanist and secularist websites.  The movement claims that is suffices to organize society around rational and free thinking, and that religions should not enjoy any special privilege and should not interfere in the building ...

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