Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Prominent actors threaten boycott over fetal heartbeat bill Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

A group of prominent actors are threatening to boycott the state of Georgia should its governor sign a bill banning abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat. Led by actress Alyssa Milano, a group of about 50 celebrities signed an open letter Thursday addressed to Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Hon. David Ralston (R), Read more

Pope Francis can’t attend Shimon Peres funeral- he’s peacemaking in Georgia Comments 0

Friday, September 30th, 2016

Pope Francis will not travel to Israel on Friday to attend the funeral of Shimon Peres, despite an announcement to the contrary by Israel’s Foreign Ministry. A spokesman for the ministry said Francis was expected to attend the funeral, along with US President Barack Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Prince Charles and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Read more

Georgia proposes tough religious irreverance law Comments 0

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Georgia is planning a “blasphemy bill” that will make religious irreverence severely punishable by law. A proposed bill would impose a 100 lari fine (US$120) for “insults to religious feelings”, which would double for a repeat offence. Desecrating a religious symbol could cost up to 1000 lari. The average monthly salary is Georgia is no Read more

Will a new Cold War bring another Dark Age? Comments 0

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

We appear to have reached one of those extraordinary moments in history when people everywhere, communities and even entire nations, feel increasingly stressed and vulnerable. The same may be said of the planet as a whole. Whether intellectually or intuitively, many are asking the same question: Where are we heading? How do we explain the Read more

US archbishop restricts who can bring guns to church Comments 0

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

An American archbishop will ban the presence of all guns in Catholic institutions in his archdiocese, except those carried by authorised officers. Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta did this in response to a new Georgia law that will allow licensed gun owners to carry arms into schools, churches and other places. “Before this legislation takes Read more