Posts Tagged ‘religious’

UN Resolution: ‘Serious Concerns’ About ‘Severe Limitations’ on Religious Freedom in Iran

Photo Credit: Paval Karasek/Pixabay (Article18) — The UN’s General Assembly has passed a resolution expressing “serious concerns” about the situation of human rights in Iran, including “severe limitations” and “increasing restrictions” on religious freedom. The resolution, passed yesterday by 79 votes to 32, with 64 abstentions, calls on Iran to “eliminate, in law and in […]

Supreme Court Justice Alito Warns: ‘Religious Liberty Is in Danger of Becoming a Second-Class Right’

WASHINGTON — In presenting a virtual keynote speech to the Federalist Society’s annual National Lawyer’s Convention on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito expressed his concern that religious liberty is “in danger of becoming a second-class right,” and along with that, freedom of speech. “It pains me to say this, but in certain quarters, religious […]

Mother and Son Killed in Incident of Religious Hatred in Pakistan

Photo Credit: Qasim Rehmani/Pixabay Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to local reports, two Christians, a mother and son, were killed in an incident of religious hatred in a village located in the Gujranwala district of Pakistan. On Monday, Nov. 9, Yasmeen Masih and her son, Usman, were shot dead by Hassan Shakoor, their Muslim […]

Austria closes Mosque & Religious Association for ‘radicalization’ of Vienna terrorist

    Austrian authorities have decided to close two religious facilities that contributed to the extremist views of the hardline Islamist accused of the Vienna attacks. The shootings left four people dead and more than 20 injured. Austria’s interior and integration ministers announced the closure of radical mosques, APA news agency reported on Friday. The […]

Conservative Supreme Court Justices Appear to Support Religious Rights in Phila. Foster Agency Case

WASHINGTON — The conservative justices of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared to support the religious rights of faith-based foster and adoption agencies on Wednesday as the nation’s highest court heard oral argument surrounding a Catholic agency that lost its child placement relationship with the City of Philadelphia because of its protocol not to place children […]

President of US-Based Human Rights, Religious Liberties Group China Aid Receives Death Threats

Public domain (Mission Network News) — Bob Fu, the president of China Aid, has received death threats and currently is being protected by U.S. law enforcement. China Aid is an international human rights organization that seeks to expose the human rights violations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and promote religious freedom in the country. […]

Israeli town sued for refusal to enroll ‘non-Jew’ in its religious school

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Bill Gates Wants Religious Leaders to Sell the COVID-19 Vaccine to their Sheeple

by Ethan Huff (Natural News) Because less than half of the American population is planning to get vaccinated for the COVID-19, even with a $100 cash incentive, billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates is desperately calling on pro-vaxxers in power to come up with new ways to manipulate people into getting jabbed, including at church. Having already […]

Liberal Jewish groups sign letter with other religious orgs opposing Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination

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NY Gov. Cuomo: Religious Groups Must Follow Rules on Mass Gatherings or ‘We’ll Close the Institutions Down’

During a briefing on Monday regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke of concerns surrounding large religious gatherings, including those of Jewish communities, and stated that the rules on gatherings must be followed and enforced or “we’ll close the institutions down.” The crackdown resulted in a public protest Tuesday night where […]

Minoan Religious Sanctuary and Idols Found in Palace Complex, Crete

A Minoan religious sanctuary and many “ idols” have recently been discovered in a Minoan palace complex in Greece. The Minoan civilization of Crete is regarded as the first European civilization. The recent excavations at a unique mountain-top palace complex on Crete has unearthed numerous important discoveries, including a new complex that may have been […]

Satanic Temple Sues Billboard Company for Declining Abortion ‘Religious Ritual’ Advertisements

SALEM, Mass. — The Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit against Lamar Advertising after it declined to run billboard displays in Arkansas and Indiana that promote the organization’s abortion “religious ritual.” The Satanic Temple (TST), which identifies as non-theistic and views Satan as a metaphor for rebellion rather than an actual living being, says […]

Jews in Europe face new restrictions on religious freedom, says rabbi

Over the course of a single summer in 2020, Jewish graves in Worms, Germany, were vandalised, an Austrian Jew was attacked in the street and a calendar published in the Czech Republic that glorified Nazi leaders. It came in a year during which Europe and the world marked 75 years since the liberation of the […]

US Department of Defense Strengthens Religious Liberty Protections for Service Members

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has released updated guidelines reinforcing religious liberty protections for those who serve in the nation’s Armed Forces. “Pursuant to the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, service members have the right to observe the tenets of their religion or to observe no religion […]

‘It’s a knife in our backs’: Confusion and anger in Poland over law on religious slaughter

When Ali Ditta first moved to Poland in 2005, there wasn’t a halal meat industry Ditta, a Londoner who had been living in Belgium, had a hard time persuading Polish farmers that halal was a good business prospect. But he gradually recruited a few Muslim employees and placed them in slaughterhouses to meat compliant with […]

King Udayana Religious Financial Reformer of Ancient Bali

In ancient India, legendary King Udayana was a king of the city of Kaushambi in the north-central India as well as a patron of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Buddhist scripture Samyutta Nikaya records Udayana’s conversion to Buddhism after his visit to the monk Pindola Bharadvaja. Two fourth-century plays by the ancient Indian poet Bhasa, the Svapnavasavadattam […]

How an annual religious pilgrimage created a year-round Jewish community in Uman, Ukraine

(JTA) — Before deciding to stay permanently, Chaim Chazin would visit the small city of Uman, Ukraine, every year around Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. For Chazin, a religiously observant music producer from Israel, the brief annual visits were energizing spiritual experiences away from money troubles back home. “There’s a feeling of holiness in […]

Government funding favors Israel’s religious schools, ministry says

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Champaner-Pavagadh, the Essence of Religious Harmony

India is home to many amazing archaeological sites and architectural wonders. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park contains the remains of a city and amazing structures from many different cultures and epochs in India’s vast history with both Hindu, Jain, and Muslim monuments. This UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in […]

Why religious Israelis are steering clear of the anti-Netanyahu protests

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Religious extremism is at the heart of US support for Israel

Asa Winstanley Lobby Watch 6 June 2018 Christian Zionist pastors Robert Jeffress and John Hagee led prayers at the opening ceremony of the US embassy to Israel in Jerusalem last month. (White House/YouTube) One of the most important elements of the Israel lobby in the United States is right-wing Evangelical backing – or Christian Zionism. […]

US report on religious freedoms in Iran baseless, politically motivated

In a statement on Thursday, Qassemi said the Islamic Republic of Iran regards the report as unrealistic, unfounded and biased, and believes it has been drawn up to make certain political gains. “In this report, once again a distorted and politically-tainted picture is painted of the situation of religious freedoms in the Islamic Republic of […]

Study: Americans More Prudish, Delusional and Religious Than the Rest of the World

Cultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, too. That said, America, in particular, is culturally perplexing, and even confounding, to a lot of the rest of the world. I am not, as Americans are wont to do, laboring under the delusion that people in other places spend all […]

U.S. Religious Groups Generate More Money than Microsoft and Apple Combined

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer Waking Times Since the founding of the country, religion of some type has always played an active role in the lives of a majority of Americans. Although religious faith is on a long-term downward trend while secularism is on the rise, about 70.6% of Americans still identified as Christian in […]

An Opinion About Religion That’s Hard To Disagree With – Even If You’re Religious

Next Story Years ago I had a work colleague who considered himself an intellectual. He was also a member of a religious denomination. It was his stated belief that only people who belonged to his particular denomination would be saved, and the entire rest of humanity was doomed. When I asked him how he, as an […]

Child Sacrifice, A Traditional Religious Practice in Ancient Israel?

Scholars continue to debate a number of important issues concerning the nature of human (child) sacrifices in the ancient Near East, including the origins of the rite, to whom these sacrifices were intended, and by whom they were performed. A number of books dedicated to the topic have appeared in recent years,[1] and many scholarly […]

Rampaging elephant crushes mahout to death during religious festival in Kerala, India

     A man has been killed by an elephant at a religious festival in Kerala, India, after the animal suddenly ran rampage during a parade. Graphic video footage shows the moment the elephant throws four people off its back, and gores and tramples its handler to death. The angry bull elephant is seen tossing the […]

SWEDEN vows to ban ALL religious schools (except Jewish Schools…)

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SOTT FOCUS: US Coup in Ukraine Has Produced Religious Persecutions

     When the democratically-elected President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in the bloody US-backed coup of February 2014, turning Ukraine against Russia, one of the beneficiaries was Ukraine’s ‘anti-Russian church’: the Ukrainian Orthodox Church – Kyivan Patriarchate (UOC-KP). This church was established in 1992 by a former Metropolitan of the Moscow Patriarchate, Filaret (Denisenko), […]

Religious Zionist rabbis call upon Netanyahu to push bill enshrining Torah study as the ‘basic values’ of the Jewish state

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