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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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At the end of the hearing, committee head Sopio Kiladze decided not to put the bill up to a vote, but to create a group to continue working on it, which would include MPs, religious figures, and rights activists. The bill is not the first attempt to criminalise 'insulting religious feelings'. In 2016, Georgian ...
Brussels, April 25 (CNA) The wife of Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲), who is serving a five-year jail sentence in China for promoting ... The activist's wife, Lee Ching-yu (李凈瑜), issued her appeal at a seminar on religious freedom and human rights in China hosted by Bas ... EU

Similarly, the Christian Crusade, a 1960s religious right activist organization, charged teachers' unions "with degrading American youth by promoting Communism, popular music, African American literature and sex education." The mid- and late-20th-century conservative religious arguments often ... Christianity
The ADF urged through its website to pastors to sign in their names to protect their tax-exempt status from the continuous assault of “anti-religion activists.” They reminded everyone the more signatures the brief has, the more weight this legal instrument will have. The ADF website warns that the removal of ... Christianity
In the ongoing culture war between gay rights and religious liberty, conservatives see her as a fierce fighter for the other team, who has no place in this administration. Indeed, when Trump renominated Feldblum, Tony Perkins, the head of the conservative Family Research Council, penned a statement ... Christianity
Crystal Cheatham, a queer Christian activist, told HuffPost she “absolutely” identified with DeeDee's storyline. Cheatham is the creator of Our Bible, a Bible app for progressive Christians. The app provides users with devotionals highlighting interfaith inclusivity and LGBTQ acceptance, and hopes to help ... Christianity

Defiant activists walk without veils in Iran to support woman branded "animal" and manhandled by 'morality police' ... In one video, shared on Twitter by Iranian activist Masih Alineiad, under the hashtag #mycameraismyweapon, two women without headscarves are strolling in Shiraz where bystanders ... Christianity
The pledges of more training in crisis intervention — by Richland Sheriff Leon Lott and Columbia police Chief Skip Holbrook — came Monday night during a gathering of some 1,200-plus interfaith religious activists, who call themselves More Justice. The activists, who gathered Monday at Brookland Baptist ... Christianity
A human rights activist who was attempting to visit the U.S. from the Philippines last week claims he was supplied with weapons and tortured by federal ... Duterte's controversial drug war, which has been condemned by human rights activists who say that thousands have died in the ensuing civil unrest. Christianity
Two new books, both by respected historians of religion, map the resulting fissures and document their profound impact on American culture and public policy. R. Marie Griffith's Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics examines the work of religious activists on ... Christianity
Activist Hoang Duc Binh (centre left) attends court with co-accused Nguyen Nam Phong in Nghe An on Feb. 6. Binh was jailed for ... An international rights group has condemned the Vietnamese government for targeting rights defenders and religious activists over basic human rights. "In 2017, Vietnamese ... Christianity
Despite the change, activist groups still argue the bill could lead to unfair treatment. "Any changes made to this bill can't hide its true animus: to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people," said Masen Davis, CEO of Freedom for All Americans, a campaign that fights for LGBTQ nondiscrimination ... Christianity
Instead, rising in the heart of deep-blue America are the zealots of a new religious faith. They're ... But according to gun-control activist Shannon Watts, the real issue is white privilege. ... Interestingly, however, the emphasis on experiential authority applies mainly to the experience of leaders and activists. Christianity
Following the Al-Rawdeh mosque attack, Dr. Abd Al-Halim Mansour, dean of the Islamic Religious Law faculty at Al-Azhar University in Al-Mansoura, explained why Al-Azhar would not declare terrorist organization activists as heretical. He said: "The issue of accusations of heresy... concerns the faith, or the ... Christianity
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is an open advocate for “sexual liberty” over religious freedom.. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has called on Trump to withdraw her nomination, saying that her “radical views on marriage and the appropriate use of ... Christianity
The liberal social media activists apparently had raised their respective voices about political awareness, human and religious rights violations, religious intolerance and extremist ideologies. They also had openly criticized and challenged the actions and role of the country's establishment and military. Christianity
The Vatican did not approve of a lesbian activist and her allies speaking during a women's conference in Rome. By Carol ... Ssenfuka Joanita Warry is a lesbian Catholic activist from Uganda. ... She condemned the silence of religious leaders in the face of this discrimination against queer Ugandans. Christianity

TeSelle taught in the Yale Department of Religious Studies before joining the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty in 1969. He was a specialist in the history of Christian thought, church and state, science and religion, the churches and controversial public issues, and Central America and U.S. public opinion. Christianity
Australian students should be required to study the Bible as part of a well-rounded education, regardless of their religious background, according to ... Mr Stetson, a founder of the Bible Literacy Project that promotes the academic study of the religious text, said the Bible was the origin of many modern ... Christianity
“I am sick and tired of allowing black people to call themselves Christians and they're just black!” Daubenmire screamed. “I'm tired of it! I'm tired of it!” “You go to a black Christian and ask them how they could vote for Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in the history of America, the guy who put ... Christianity
When documentary maker and activist Nik Jovčić-Sas agreed to undergo an exorcism to purge the “demons” that made him gay, he took a step into the unknown. All he knew about the ritual, carried out in a remote monastery in the mountains of Moldova, was that it involved a knife. Paraded in front of a ... Christianity
MIRPURKHAS: A group of unruly men, said to be religious extremists, stormed the press club and ransacked furniture and fixture during a protest in the city on Saturday against alleged desecration of holy names. The intruders subjected the media people to threats until the police arrived. Groups of ... Christianity
The Avijit Award will be given to a person who has been working toward the spread of rational and logical discourse, toward diminishing the influence of regressive fundamentalist religious thinking, toward building a society based on humane laws and without discrimination. The Award will recognize ... Christianity
81 People's Liberation Army Hospital for a minor stomach ache, a relative of Li's told Bob Fu, a religious activist who has known the lawyer for over a decade. ... "China has a history of either neglecting the medical conditions of human rights activists until they succumb to them or declaring previously healthy ... Christianity
Philosophers, thinkers and activists, such as Aristippus, Aristotle, Zhuangzi, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Jeremy Benthan and Bertrand Russell, have considered happiness and life satisfaction to ... Research suggests that around the world, over 84% of people belong to or are connected to a religious group. Christianity
Archbishop John C. Wester prays with a group gathered earlier this month outside the state Capitol. Wester and others held the candlelight vigil hoping to encourage state senators to advance a proposed constitutional amendment that would have provided funding to expand early childhood education ... Christianity
Daddy freeze has quickly made a name for himself by creating a niche that tackles age-old Christian religious doctrines. Being an OAP for popular radio station, Cool FM, gave him the platform he needed to lend his voice to every controversy that popped up among Nigerians. However, he finally got our ... Christianity
Should the government protect health-care workers who don't want to be involved in contraception or abortion on religious grounds – or the woman who seeks them, or both? Should the government direct ... Laser grew up in Chicago as the daughter of activist parents. She quickly went into public work, ... Christianity
Through the fawta, religious leaders have also showed commitment to outlawing FGM.” The fatwa and supporting legislation follows the recent introduction of a law criminalising rape in Somaliland and Ayan Mahamoud, the state's resident representative in Britain and the Commonwealth, believes it is a ... Christianity
By J. STEVEN DILLON. A mural containing a biblical verse in the Findlay Municipal Building has drawn the attention of an activist organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent letters to David Spridgeon, clerk of Findlay Municipal Court, and City ... Christianity
LAHORE: Hundreds of activists of religious parties surrounded a Christian colony in Lahore, demanding arrest of a Christian man who allegedly ... The activists of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLYRA) and other religious parties gathered in Shahdara area in Lahore and surrounded the Christian ... Christianity
On a recent episode of his “Pray In Jesus Name” program, Religious Right activist Gordon Klingenschmit said that Christian business owners are being forced to participate in a “perverted threesome” by not being allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ customers in the name of religious freedom. Christianity
A four-panel mural containing a biblical verse in the Findlay Municipal Building has drawn the attention of an activist organization based in Madison, Wisconsin. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent letters to Findlay Municipal Court Clerk David Spridgeon and City Law Director Don ... Christianity
FINDLAY, Ohio — One of the nation's most conspicuous professing atheist activist organizations has sent a letter to the clerk of the Findlay, Ohio municipal court to claim that a displayed mural referencing Psalm 91 violates the U.S. Constitution. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation ... Christianity
To back up his claims, Simon links to a religious website focused on conservative politics, George Soros and Armageddon. That's pretty kooky. There was a time when even Republicans thought Simon was a kook and blamed him for Larry Forgy's loss to Democrat Paul Patton in the 1995 governor's race. Christianity
Activists have questioned whether the government's hand picked leader of an inquiry into religious freedom has the necessary understanding of the issues at hand, after he appeared to question whether LGBTIQ+ youths truly suffer disproportionate levels of self-harm or mental health problems. Christianity
“You go to a black Christian and ask them how they could vote for Barack Obama, the most pro-abortion president in the history of America, the guy who put the White House in rainbow colors when they legalized sodomite marriage,” he continued. “How you, as a black man, can support that guy. Why? Christianity
Jeff Baumann, a notorious anti-Muslim activist in Minnesota's Senate District 36, also urged in the resolution that “no Islamic leader, religious or otherwise, shall ... Anti-Muslim activists often depict Sharia, or Islamic law, as a brutal judicial system that Muslims want to institute in place of the U.S. Constitution. Christianity
(Tunis) – Mauritanian authorities have detained an activist since January 24, 2018, apparently over social media posts decrying discrimination, ... He is also accused under the 2010 counterterrorism law, which includes in its definition of a terrorist act “an appeal to incite ethnic, racial or religious fanaticism. Christianity
Barber, a powerful speaker who meshes current events, history and religious passages in his calls for actions, is a difficult act to follow. ... Speakers include David Goodman, the brother of Andrew Goodman, who was 20 years old when he and two other civil rights activists were ambushed and killed by Ku ... Christianity
An LGBTIQ+ activist who spoke in private hearings before the federal government's review into religious freedom says she faced a “hostile” ... Activists fear it will be used as a backdoor to enshrine wider discrimination in law, such as allowing businesses to refuse to serve gay couples, or to allow wider ... Christianity
Only the chairperson of the party can make decisions about a religious invocation, including whether to hold one at all. Jaylani Hussein, director of the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said called Baumann the “worst of the Republican party” and described the resolution as ... Christianity
(New York) – Vietnam should suspend charges against six Hoa Hao Buddhist followers and investigate whether police actions against them were taken for discriminatory reasons or religious persecution, Human Rights Watch said today. Criminal trials for the six on public order charges are scheduled for ... Christianity
The University of Wisconsin Center for Religion and Global Citizenry invited three Madison-area faith leaders and social justice activists to speak on social justice issues in religion on Tuesday. Payal Khandhar, a criminal defense attorney, identifying atheist and board member of the Madison-Area Urban ... Christianity
Popular Hindu religious leader Shri Prakash Ji said his life in Russia drastically worsened during the past three years due to systematic harassment and threats from followers of an Orthodox Christian anti-cult activist. Shri, who goes by the name Guru Ji, had been living peacefully in Russia since 1990, first ... Christianity
After 20 days in detention and thousands of demonstrations in his name, the immigrant activist of Trinidadian origin, Ravi Ragbir, has been released after a ... Hand in hand with several religious representatives who have joined the mission of the New Sanctuary, Ragbir and 50 other demonstrators joined in ... Christianity
Human rights activists on UN visit to Indonesia: 'Hopeful but not optimistic' ... 5-7, where he will meet with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and other government officials, human rights representatives, and religious leaders. Unrealistic. But Hamid and other activists were also realistic in their expectations. Christianity
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) submitted the complaint to the Hickman Mills C-1 School District after being informed that a seventh grade science teacher at Smith-Hale Middle School had been teaching a young earth and other beliefs adhered to by Christians. Christianity
There are no cultural peculiarities in Saudi society. The entire thing has been one huge lie that Saudis have believed for the past four decades. Activists influenced by the religious “Awakening Movement” conjured this concept up and used it as a pretext to ban and permit things. They could ban anything ... Christianity
Although their culture and their religion is really important, they've got to realise they're also fortunate to be here . . . and they have to look at what our values are as a British society.” Our film appeared on January 14. Within days nearly 20,000 people signed a petition, started by Hafsah Dabiri, calling for the ... Christianity


 

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