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Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. I had hoped that liberal and enlightened thought would have reconciled the Christians so that their religious fights would not endanger the peace of Society.
George Washington, Letter to Sir Edward Newenham, June 22, 1792
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Typical issues: the life issues, religious freedom," said Monica Boyer, a social conservative activist with the Indiana Liberty Coalition.
The students, clergy, and other activists were arrested Monday after blocking the entrance to the Suffolk County House of Correction.
Muslim activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied has sparked outrage with an Anzac Day facebook post telling people Lest we forget Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine.
PETALING JAYA: A child rights activist has urged the authorities to decide who among them is responsible for monitoring religious schools. In response to a recent report that a boy had to have both his legs amputated after being beaten by his religious ...
The activists were arrested by U.S. Capitol police during a second annual "Reschedule 420" rally urging federal cannabis legalization.
"There is no restriction on colour, religious design or inscriptions on the scarves or dresses of visitors coming to see the Taj Mahal," said Union minister for culture and tourism Mahesh Sharma.
Fear is flooding through communities as Trump's war on immigrants intensifies, but activists are working on initiatives to defend the vulnerable.
Seeking to allay the controversy over a visiting contestant of the Supermodel International 2017 pageant being asked to remove her saffron scarf bearing Hindu religious symbols along with 'Jai Shri Ram' written on it, while entering Taj Mahal, the ...
Members of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty say they are camping outside Mayor John Tory's Annex-area condo Saturday night to demand he do more to ...
1 letter from over 700 religious leaders, educators, scholars, business leaders and human rights activists prepared by the Wilberforce Initiative similarly did so.
Mumbai : After Pune police turned down complaint against singer Sonu Nigam's tweet allegedly hurting religious emotions, social activists in Pune have filed criminal case against the singer in Judicial Magistrate First Class, Pune. They demand that ...
Johannesburg - Activist group Johannesburg against Injustice says it will continue to protest against the Gupta family hosting a religious event as it believes the family is being hypocritical. A religious discourse on the teachings of lord Krishna is ...
The campaign, started by a loose network of activists who have enlisted young, media-savvy women, has gone far beyond earlier protests against the kingdom's reaffirmed ban on female drivers, and has become a challenge to the pervasive guardianship ...
Sarbjit Singh Dhotian, a social and religious activist, said, "The political discourse has been changing. Taking cue from the European countries, people expect same treatment to everyone in our country.
Ebong Udoma, WSHU's senior political reporter, recently met Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian peace activist, when she was in Connecticut for the PeaceJam event at Western Connecticut State University.
Given the detention of lawyers who have defended churches against forcible cross removal, the position of religious activists is increasingly insecure. The hands-off moral position emerging in U.S. politics - slashing the foreign aid budget by 30 ...
One instinct, widely shared among the activist community, is to go on the offensive - to insist on sanctions for offender countries, to denounce the architects of persecution, to support robust military and security crackdowns on terrorist groups and ...
The demonstration was addressed by Parents for Choice and the Abortion rights Campaign, as well as activist Denise Kirwan who set up a petition which now has over 60,000 signatures.
Ammar Al-Hakim, a Shia cleric and scion of an influential religious family based in Iraq, is on a trip of the North African Arab states in order to rally support for his "national reconciliation plan" that he says will seek to establish a new status ...
That's the sort of dire outcome that Christian activists see as a possibility if the preschool loses the Supreme Court case.
religious individuals and institutions consider civil society harmful to their beliefs and religious affiliations, due to their acceptance of learning 'absolute truths' they seek to impose on others.
They weave a hateful narrative that dehumanizes religious minorities. Hateful ... Jibran Nasir, a Pakistani civil liberty activist, does not solely blame members of the clergy and their indoctrination of poor madrassa students for the hateful narrative ...
We often hear that activist religious groups and the politicians they support are seeking to defend the concept of religious liberty, but in fact what they are doing is redefining it, transforming it into something far beyond its historical meaning ...
On Tuesday in northern Syria, an airstrike on the village of Maaret Harmeh killed 10 people and wounded several others, activists said. The Observatory said those killed were all relatives. The Civil Defense, another activist group, said 10 people were ...
She claimed that more than 15,000 women have been sentenced to flogging from January to December 2016 last year, and that women rights activists were subjected to unfair arrests and excessive physical and verbal violence. "There have been more than 45 ...
So to get better data, SCS hooked up with Jacque Larrainzar, who in addition to being an accomplished activist and guitar player, is also the first lesbian from Mexico to ever get U.S.
Reports Wednesday evening showed Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, knicknamed Ahok, has lost a bid to remain in office, as voters turned to his Muslim opponent, Anies Baswedan.
environmental activists display a banner calling for action on climate change as they arrive on St. Peter's square prior to Pope Francis's Sunday Angelus prayer on June 28, 2015 at the Vatican.
But the subject of noise can be tricky if seen through the lens of a religious festivals and rituals. Something similar happened on Monday when famous Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam went on twitter over his displeasure with Azaan (Muslim call to prayer) ...
High-profile Christian activist, Pastor Raymond Koh is one of four Malaysian activists who have recently been abducted.
Turkey's President has gone from Islamist activist railing against his country's authoritarian secular elites to untouchable sultan purging his enemies - real and imagined.
The Gay and lesbian activists Alliance of Washington, D.C. will honor four LGBTQ leaders with the 2017 Distinguished Service Award at its annual gala on Thursday, April 20.
On Tuesday in northern Syria, an airstrike on the village of Maaret Harmeh killed 10 people and wounded several others, activists said. The Observatory said those killed were all relatives. The Civil Defense, another activist group, said 10 people were ...
Beirut -- An airstrike likely carried out by the U.S.-led coalition on an eastern Syrian town held by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has killed at least 10 people and wounded dozens, opposition activists said Tuesday. The activists said the ...
Despite being repeatedly disqualified in the past, one of Iran's top political activists, Azam Taleghani, has registered to run in the country's May 19, 2017 presidential election.
The coalition is called the Eliminate Hate Campaign, and according to Reuters, it aims to apply pressure to the media to label 50 organizations in the United States as "hate groups," attributing the labels already assigned to these extremists by the ...
The group, a mix of civil rights, labor and religious activists, among others, traveled from Sacramento to San Diego and then headed east for a tour of border communities.
police and metro police had to intervene on Sunday after a group of Black First Land First and Save SA activists nearly came to blows outside the war Museum ...
Johannesburg - The Johannesburg Against Injustice (JAI) movement said on Monday it was considering legal options against Andile Mngxitama's Black First Land First (BLF) and the Gupta family in a bid to stop them from harassing its members.
This comes after the Hyderabad police dropped all charges against her parents, and the activist moved court to reopen it. Aradhana had died in October last year after fasting for 68 days as part of a religious custom, and activists had filed a ...
It was the beginning of our 86-hour vigil to #KeepPulseAlive in the face of the National religious Broadcasters, a primary tentpole in the architecture of the Christian Right. Soulforce came to hold vigil during the NRB conference both for the victims ...
Naturally, religious Right activists were thrilled by the measure targeting Planned Parenthood, apparently unconcerned about the fact that it will block low-income patients' access to health care.
"In the middle of the week of Passover, of Holy Week, we are saying as a group of clergy that this way of treating immigrants and refugees is not OK for our religious traditions," said Rabbi Susan Goldberg of the Wilshire Boulevard Temple. "We will ...
As a result, Israeli authorities have banned some religious extremists, mostly members of the "Return to the Temple Mount" activist group, from entering Jerusalem during Passover. Israeli police have disrupted at least three such plots to carry out ...
He's right that some media occasionally will focus on a bout of activism by liberal clergy and accompanying activists, typically Mainline Protestants, as evidence of religious Left revival. The evidence is usually anecdotal, such as a small rally with ...
The women's Liberation Front (WoLF) is a supposedly radical feminist activist group which, as noted by PinkNews, shows "little evidence of campaigning on any women's issues unrelated to transgender people.
It all began with the case of the missing pastor. On the morning of 13 February, Raymond Koh was exiting a highway in the leafy suburb of Kelana Jaya just outside of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Sunday marked the first time religious activists were permitted to reenact the sacrifice only a few hundred yards from the Temple Mount, outside the Hurva Synagogue, Haaretz said.
Bishop Robert MacElroy of San Diego described the travel ban as "shameful" and "rooted in xenophobia and religious prejudice," and called on Catholics to resist being silent about it.
Cambodia's Buddhist monks have taken to social networks in a big way to drive their traditional role in activism and champion causes, overcoming a lack of support from religious authorities and some apprehension from politicians. A new report in the ...


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