Posts Tagged ‘ Religious Freedom ’

Congressman Forbes Supports First Amendment Defense Bill

Aug 17th, 2015 | By

“Laws that protect the free exercise of religious beliefs and moral convictions about marriage will encourage private citizens and institutions to demonstrate tolerance for those beliefs and convictions and therefore contribute to a more respectful, diverse, and peaceful society.”



The (Non)Free Exercise of Religion

Aug 14th, 2015 | By

Pakistan must break the vicious cycles of impunity and lawlessness by arresting, prosecuting, and jailing all perpetrators of violence against religious communities and their advocates. It must hold police officers accountable for turning a blind eye to attacks or refusing to file police reports when the victims are members of religious minorities



Pakistan’s Land of the Pure Limits Religious Liberty

Aug 8th, 2015 | By

Panel experts discuss Pakistan continued slide to an Islamist State based on total intolerance. “Pakistan’s zealous enforcement” of blasphemy laws, Lantos-Swett observed, “is in stark and embarrassing contrast to the pronounced lack of zeal in bringing to justice” those who kill in Islam’s name.



Police Complicit In Attack On Christians In West Delhi, India, Sources Say

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
Over 30 Christians were hospitalised following an attack by Hindu extremists, who beat a group of worshippers with iron rods

After watching idly as a mob of Hindu extremists dragged Christians from a prayer meeting in West Delhi and beat them, police questioned those who were attacked as if they were guilty of fraudulent conversion, sources said.



Hindu Extremists Instigate Tribal People Against Christians In Jharkhand, India

Jul 14th, 2015 | By
Over 30 Christians were hospitalised following an attack by Hindu extremists, who beat a group of worshippers with iron rods

Dr. John Dayal of the United Christian Forum said the RSS and its affiliates started activities against Christian missionaries in the region decades ago, intensifying them since the late 1990s. “The harassment of the Christian tribals, many of whom have been Christians for generations, is increasing because of the divisive politics in the area being played out by the right-wing forces led by the RSS and its affiliates,” Dayal said. “The latest incident of the banishment of the Christian families is proof of the same.”



The Sad Truth About GOP And Religious Freedom

Jul 10th, 2015 | By

There is a battle for our religious liberty here in the United States and in Western Europe as well. Western governments are moving forward to criminalize religious beliefs the elitist establishment disagrees with, and right now the point of the spear in attacking religious freedom is same-sex marriage. The Obama administration may be ready to have the IRS pass rules that would take away the tax-exempt status of social conservative organizations if they say certain types of sexual acts are morally wrong.



Coptic Solidarity Conference Provides Key Recommendation To Stop Genocide Of Minorities In Middle East

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

A common theme throughout the day was the importance of religious freedom as a critical building block to the development of democracy. Both Republican and Democratic Members of Congress affirmed the importance of religious liberty in securing human rights. New ideas explored included a recent amendment by Senator James Lankford (R-OK) to include religious freedom as a component of trade negotiations. The amendment, initially focused on Pacific trade pacts, passed the U.S. Senate and is before the House.



Mike Huckabee: ‘Gay’ Marriage Could Criminalize Christianity

Jun 19th, 2015 | By

I refuse to sit silently as politically driven interest groups threaten the foundation of religious liberty, criminalize Christianity, and demand that Americans abandon Biblical principles of natural marriage. I will fight to defend religious liberty at all costs.



The Magna Carta:  Celebrating Our foundation of Freedom

Jun 15th, 2015 | By

The formation of the United States Constitution in 1789 is rooted and grounded in the English Magna Carta. Early American colonists were deeply influenced by this document. It is still an extremely important symbol of freedom and liberty even today. In essence, the Magna Carta became “the law of the land” in the United States of America and the foundation of Western democracy.



Freedom’s Founding Document Turns 800

Jun 15th, 2015 | By
King John was forced to sign the Magda Carta on June 15th, 2015 at Runnymede on the Thames. (From James Doyle's 'A Chronicle of England'

The Magna Carta, which marks its 800th year on June 15, 2015, richly deserves being called, in the words of British Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan, the “most important bargain in the history of the human race.” From the Magna Carta springs the power of elected assembly over single rulers and thus the birth of the Western Democracy,