Posts Tagged ‘Religious freedom’

Teacher fired for social media posts sues Catholic school Comments 0

Monday, July 15th, 2019

A Catholic school teacher whose social media posts espoused views contrary to those of the Church is suing the school, where she had worked for 16 years, for firing her. Elizabeth Cox is seeking financial compensation as well as reinstatement as a teacher at the school. The school has 30 days to respond to the Read more

Campus mission bell removed over concern it is a racist symbol Comments 0

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The University of California, Santa Cruz has taken down a cast-iron bell that memorialized Catholic missions in the state after a Native American group argued it was a symbol of racism and oppression. School employees removed the bell from its spot outside the Hahn Student Services Building during a ceremony Friday. The school decided to Read more

New law bans religious symbols Comments 0

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Quebec’s bishops fear a new law banning religious symbols in the public sector will ‘nourish fear and intolerance’ rather than contribute to social peace. The new law (formerly known as Bill 21) prohibits some government employees, including public school teachers, state lawyers, judges and police officers from wearing religious symbols or clothing. However, the religious Read more

Freedom of speech, religious liberty, abortion, gender issues costly for Labor Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Well, he did it. Bill Shorten snatched defeat right out of the jaws of victory. Which is all the more embarrassing when you remember how he formerly introduced himself to Arnold Schwarzenegger as Australia’s next Prime Minister. But, incredibly, not only did all of the media pundits get the election result wrong, but so did Read more

Christian persecution: Media and Government soft on truth Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Governments and media in Western countries have been too scared to point out widespread persecution of Christians. The comments were made to Newshub by Former Massey University Professor and religious history expert Peter Lineham. “Western countries, with the exception of the USA, are sensitive about their Muslim minorities feeling as though things are loaded against Read more

Media must report religious persecution – always Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Cardinal Pietro Parolin is calling on the media to highlight religious persecution wherever it occurs. Parolin, who is the Vatican Secretary of State, has condemned the ongoing abuse of religious freedom in many parts of the world. “Despite so many efforts to promote and reinforce the fundamental human right of religious freedom, we are actually Read more

Aggressive nationalism fuelling hatred against religion Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Aggressive nationalism is fuelling the rise in violence and intimidation against religious minorities, and Islamophobia and anti-Semitism are on the rise in the West. Furthermore, the West is failing to convert words of concern into action, a report by Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need says. John Pontifex, editor-in-chief of the biannual Religious Read more

Over 3,000 Egyptian churches’ wait for legal recognition Comments 0

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

More than 3,000 Egyptian churches and church-affiliated buildings are still waiting for legal recognition from the Egyptian government. They have been waiting for nearly two years after legislation, seen by some as positive step for religious freedom in the Muslim-majority country, was passed. Read more Related Posts:Ruling legalising gay marriage upsets Costa…Mosque attack condemned, prayers Read more

Australian religious freedoms report seeks to reduce discrimination Comments 0

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

An Australian religious freedoms report which has reviewed religious protections in Australia says it should be more difficult for schools to turn away gay students. According to Philip Ruddock, the author of the as yet unreleased document, the report suggests narrowing the scope of existing sex discrimination laws. “We weren’t suggesting that the law should Read more

Giving it a go – eradicating religion and its influence Comments 0

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Eradicating all religions apart from “open” state-sanctioned ones is part of an “ambitious new effort” in China, according to a recent Associated Press (AP) investigation. AP found churches in China being shut down, Bibles being seized and restrictions being placed on a number of religions. Crescents have been removed from mosques. Tibetan children have been Read more