Posts Tagged ‘Religious intolerance’

Catholic father writes 5 of his children out estate over religious differences Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

A “strict and dominating” Catholic father cut five of his children from his will after religious differences. But five years after his death, a High Court heard Jack Enright’s will was “morally and legally questionable” and awarded four of the five out-of-pocket siblings nearly $1 million each. Read more Related Posts:Bible in Schools case fast-tracked to High CourtCourt orders Read more

Racist and anti-religious graffiti on Catholic church in Gisborne Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church in Gisborne was spray-painted with racist obscenities and anti-religious insults last week. Abusive messages against the Christian religion and Pakeha were spray-painted in green on the state highway side of the church, next to Campion College, on Wednesday night. Parish priest Monsignor Frank Eggleton said bad timing made Read more

Christian persecution hits all-time high Comments 0

Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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The persecution of Christians is now “worse than at any time in history” according to a report by the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Persecuted and Forgotten? has been published by the UK office of Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need. Some of the report’s findings are: Persecution of Christians reached Read more

Religion is the enemy of education says history professor Comments 1

Monday, September 4th, 2017
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A history professor said “religion’s the enemy of education” in response to the stir following his comment on a Z Energy Facebook post about diversity in the workplace. He wrote, “Who needs employees if they stop work five times per day to talk to an imaginary being?” Richards was accused of confusing the Sikh in Read more

Indonesia: Catholic educators draft guidelines to counter extremism Comments 0

Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Catholic education experts in Indonesia are drafting what they say are new school guidelines to counter growing intolerance and radicalism in classrooms. Father Vinsensius Darmin Mbula, chairman of the National Council of Catholic Education says diversity, pluralism and tolerance need to be taught to children in the family and in school. He said advice would Read more

Religious freedom seriously lacking for three-quarters of world Comments 0

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Religious freedom is an oxymoron for three quarters of the world, according to US ambassador David Saperstein. The U.S. State Department warned that religion-based terrorists as well as some governments across the globe are threatening the liberties of religious minorities. “One of the best ways to deny these murderers their victory is by ensuring that Read more

Clinton claims Trump scapegoating Muslim soldier’s parents Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Hillary Clinton, the US Democratic presidential candidate, has accused Donald Trump of scapegoating the parents of a Muslim soldier killed in Iraq. Her comments came after Trump, the Republican nominee, took issue with remarks the soldier’s father made at the Democratic National Convention. In an ABC interview that aired on Sunday, Trump questioned why Ghazala Read more

Catholics unlikely to be affected by “draconian” anti-terror laws Comments 0

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

A missionary Catholic priest serving in Russia says he expects new anti-terror laws will have a much bigger impact on small groups of Evangelicals than on the Catholic Church in Russia. The priest, who has been serving in Russia for 24 years, said since the fall of the Soviet Union, the Catholic Church has followed Read more

New religious laws in Russia not expected to hurt Catholic Church Comments 0

Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

Russia’s new  religious laws  may affect small groups of Evangelicals more than the Catholic Church in Russia. Russia’s new anti-terrorism laws, which include sweeping restrictions on Christian evangelising and teaching the faith, have officially come into force. A Catholic priest, who has been serving in Russia for 24 years,  says the Catholic Church follows government Read more

Kiwi Muslims: suffering stigma for extremists’ actions Comments 0

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

With rising global fervour against Isis, Kiwi Muslims are suffering marginalisation and abuse from fellow New Zealanders. This week has been particularly bad. SIS boss Rebecca Kitteridge on Tuesday revealed a rise in the number of young New Zealand women heading to Iraq and Syria. A 14-year-old girl ignores the taunts from her peers as Read more