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Faith with a Licence to Kill? God unmediated by moral law in Knutby, Sweden
In this article Jone Salomonsen explores the darker side of religion from the perspective of the Knutby case in Sweden, a Californian case where a father sacrificed his daughter, and a case from London - where an 8 year old girl died after extensive abuse from relatives who believed the child to be possessed by evil spirits. What does it mean to kill someone out of love of God, or obedience to the Spirit in a Pentecostal setting?
Origin date: 12.09.2006
Unni Wikan with plans for a new book about immigrant men, honour and dignity
Previously Unni Wikan has been interested in immigrant women and children. She now wants us to be more concerned with the men. Better insights into the mens’ situations could prevent conflicts, says the anthropologist, who is working on the analysis of two court cases to do with honour killing and forced marriage. – I am sitting on top of a goldmine of ethnographic material that illustrates cultural complexity in a whole new way, she says.
Origin date: 17.02.2006