Posts Tagged ‘religious’

You Need to Take the Religious Left Seriously This Time

What I know about trauma is that when you’re in the middle of a trauma, it’s much more difficult to process it than it is once even a modicum of safety has been established. I anticipate that as the pressure of the pandemic begins to lessen, the reality of the trauma that we’ve been through […]

Haredi Parties Pledge Loyalty To Netanyahu; Smotrich’s Religious Zionism Doesn’t

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu partly reestablished the bloc of right-wing, religious parties that successfully prevented the formation of more centrist and secular coalitions after previous elections. The ultra-Orthodox Shas and United Torah Judaism parties signed on to Netanyahu’s loyalty pledge on Tuesday, agreeing that they will not independently join a government led by any party […]

Religious-Right Home-School Advocate and Anti-Masker Heidi St. John Launches Congressional Bid 

Christian nationalist home-schooling advocate, author, and podcaster Heidi St. John launched a run for U.S. Congress Sunday in Washington state’s 3rd Congressional District, where incumbent Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler became a target of supporters of former President Donald Trump after voting for his impeachment in January and revealing damning details about a phone call between […]

House Poised to Vote on Sweeping ‘LGBT’ Bill Expected to Further Endanger Religious Liberty

(NBC News) — Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., reintroduced the Equality Act in the House of Representatives on Thursday, with a vote on the sweeping LGBTQ rights bill expected next week. The move brings the bill one step closer to potentially establishing the first federal discrimination protections for LGBTQ people. Specifically, it would prohibit discrimination based on sexual […]

The Compassion Problem: Why Do Some Religious People Fail to Live Up to Religious Teachings?

February 19th, 2021 By Steve Taylor, Ph.D. Guest writer for Wake Up World The teachings of religious leaders such as Jesus and the Buddha set a high bar for human behavior that their followers have often struggled to meet. It’s not easy to love your enemy; it’s not easy to turn the other cheek when someone insults or injures […]

‘Map of hatred’: Half of Israeli religious teens would strip Arab right to vote, poll finds

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Public Uproar Rolls Back Decision of Religious Sharia Court in Gaza

(The Media Line) A ruling restricting the freedom of movement and travel of adult men and women issued on Sunday by the Supreme Sharia Court Council in Gaza triggered public outrage among youth and rights activists. But following protests in front of the court and online, the decision “will be reconsidered,” the head of the council […]

Jehu, Jericho, and Haman’s Gallows: Trump’s Religious-Right Allies Turned To Violent Bible Stories  

Journalists and scholars are increasingly taking note of the role that Christian nationalist ideology and religious-right rhetoric played in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, sharing information and analysis on Twitter with the hashtag #capitolsiegereligion. Right Wing Watch has  extensively documented violent rhetoric from religious-right leaders and at religious-right events both before and after the Nov. 3 election. Many of former President Donald Trump’s religious-right […]

Religious-Right Leaders and Media Foster White Evangelicals’ Adherence to Conspiracy Theories

A new survey by the conservative American Enterprise Institute reported that white evangelical Protestants are far more likely to believe  QAnon conspiracy theories, Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election, and false  claims that antifascist activists and not Trump supporters were responsible for the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. About half of white evangelical […]

What is the history of religious head coverings in Congress?

When David Schoen, a Jewish-American lawyer representing former US president Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, kept his hand over his head whenever he drank a glass of water on Tuesday during the Senate-held debate, he placed a spotlight on the fascinating history US Congress has concerning hats, religious beliefs, and traditions. Schoen, who is […]

The Positive Religious Beliefs of the Celts

By Padraic ColumFrom Orpheus: Myths of the World (1930) Celtic mythology is known to us only in the fragments that have come down to us through Irish (Gaelic) and Welsh (Brythonic) romances. Of the mythology of the Continental Celts we know nothing: On the Continent the Celtic tribes came in contact with the rich and […]

The real threat of COVID-19 to the religious community (and to our humanity)

It is the nature of media to focus on short term news cycles. And in recent cycles, Haredi non-compliance with — and sometimes violence resistance to — coronavirus restrictions have often been prime fare. While such has its place, it is arguably even more important to understand the deeper implications of the restrictions on the […]

Reading Abbey: Ruined Are A Reminder of Medieval Religious Strife

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his successors and would serve as a burial site for Henry himself in 1136, thus making it a royal mausoleum. […]

Reading Abbey: Ruins Are A Reminder of Medieval Religious Strife

Reading Abbey was erected in 1121 in the town of Reading within in the county of Berkshire, England. It was a royal monastery established by King Henry I to pay homage to his ancestors and his successors and would serve as a burial site for Henry himself in 1136, thus making it a royal mausoleum. […]

In a first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party

Browse > Home / News / In a first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party January 22, 2021 Agencies Read on for article For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe emerged victorious in […]

France to Include Religious Views in Police Files of Potential Extremists

(Evangelical Focus) — The government of France will include information about faith and political opinions in the police files of people who could be a threat to national security. The Interior Ministry has issued three decrees that now allow to collect information about the “political opinions,” “philosophical or religious convictions” and “labor union membership” of […]

Apache Sue To Protect Religious Freedom

By Apache Stronghold, Popular Resistance. January 12, 2021 Above photo: Apache Stronghold Rally in Washington, D.C., July 2015. Robert Meyers/Greenpeace. Save Oak Flat Sacred Area from Mining Company. Apache Stronghold, on behalf of traditional Apache religious and cultural leaders, sued the Trump administration today in U.S. District Court in Phoenix to stop the transfer of Oak Flat, […]

‘Secular Coercion’: Religious parties angered over High Court’s ruling allowing entry of chametz on Passover into hospitals

Preventing visitors from bringing Chametz into hospitals during the eight-day Passover holiday when leavened foods are prohibited by Jewish law is illegal, the High Court of Preventing visitors from bringing Chametz into hospitals during the eight-days of Passover when leavened foods are prohibited by Jewish law is illegal, the High Court of Justice ruled, prompting […]

Christians in Indian Village Banned From Religious Services for Not Being ‘Christian by Birth’

Photo Credit: FancyCrave/Pexels (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) learned that police officials in India’s Karnataka state banned a community of Christians from gathering for worship services indefinitely. The officials justified this unconstitutional action by claiming that none of the approximately 50 Christians were Christian by birth and must have been coercively or […]

What Educational, Religious, Moral, Humanitarian References Justify Normalization with Zionists?

Source By: Prime Minister Dr.. Abdul Aziz bin Habtoor Translated from Al-Mayadeen Middle East: Arab and Islamic various media showed “downward” models of citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries participating, with tremendous joy and overflowing happiness, with the Zionists their joys and celebrations, visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque and also touring with the Zionists on the […]

Sidney Powell Tells Religious-Right Activists Trump Can Use Emergency Powers to Postpone Inauguration

Sidney Powell, an attorney and QAnon heroine who has fought relentlessly and unsuccessfully to get courts to take her conspiracy theories about the 2020 election seriously, was the featured guest on a religious-right “prayer call” Sunday night on which she that President Donald Trump possesses “national emergency powers” to delay the inauguration of the next […]

COVID: where are the courageous religious leaders?

COVID: where are the courageous religious leaders? Jon Rappoport / Jon Rappoport by Jon Rappoport December 28, 2020 (To join our email list, click here.) “The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion.” Edmund Burke, 1784 When are religious leaders going to issue demands to their members? Demands to express a duty […]

Thousands protest against Montenegro’s government over religious law amendment

Several thousand people have demonstrated in Montenegro over a planned amendment to religious property law. Protestors have accused the new government of being pro-Serb because the legislation in question has been opposed by the Serbian Orthodox Church, who say the law was designed to strip the church of its property. Many citizens waved Montenegrin flags […]

Liberal Religious Leaders Push for ‘Conversion Therapies’ to Be Banned

Photo Credit: Cottonbro/Pexels (Evangelical Focus) — More than 370 liberal religious leaders around the world have signed a new declaration that urges a ban on so-called “conversion therapy.” The declaration “Declaring the Sanctity of Life and the Dignity of All” was launched on Dec. 16 by a new group called the Global Interfaith Commission on […]

WJC, WCC call for religious, ethical discussion on vaccine distribution

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the World Council of Churches (WCC) released a joint paper urging religious leaders to consider attempting to combat myths that undermine trust in the coronavirus vaccine and to raise moral questions in policy discussions on the distribution of the vaccine. The paper calls on religious leaders to contemplate “confronting […]

Billboards Boast Satanic Temple’s ‘Religious Abortion Ritual’

Abortion rights activists known as The Satanic Temple (TST) announced Wednesday they have posted billboards in Texas and Florida to promote what they call their “religious abortion ritual.” The Satanic Temple claims its members may undergo “first-trimester abortions upon demand in states that have enacted the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).” Abortion industry giant Planned […]

Renewed Concerns Over Iranian Bill That Threatens Religious Minorities

Photo Credit: Mostafa Meraji/Pixabay (Article18) — There are renewed fears over a parliamentary bill that threatens to facilitate the further repression of Iran’s religious minorities. … The bill proposes additions to articles 499 and 500 of the Islamic Penal Code — already two of the most commonly used laws in cases against Christians — which […]

Religious freedom as a universal message of Chanukah

December 10, 2020 by Arsen Ostrovsky Read on for article On Thursday evening, Jews around the world will begin the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah, one of the most beautiful and meaningful holidays in Judaism. A Chanukah menorah on the last night of the eight-day Jewish holiday, at the Western Wall in the Old City of […]

In Hanukkah call, Pence recaps Trump’s pro-Israel and religious policies and doesn’t take questions

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Right-Wing Religious and Political Activists Trying to Overturn Biden Victory Will Converge on Washington Dec. 12 

A motley collection of Trump die-hards, “stop the steal” activists, elected officials, right-wing religious leaders, and anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-Muslim activists are planning to gather in Washington, D.C., Saturday, Dec. 12—just two days before the casting of Electoral College votes—for a set of marches and a rally meant to “amplify a unifying message for the nation that blends the political […]

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