Posts Tagged ‘religious’

Human Rights Coalition Calls for Greater Religious Freedom in Myanmar

ICC and 98 Other Organizations Pen Letter to UN on Religious Liberty in Myanmar 10/21/2021 Washington, D. C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has joined a coalition of almost 100 human rights and religious freedom organizations in calling UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to “lead high-level efforts to increase diplomatic pressure on […]

U.S. Religious Group Says 17 Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A notorious Haitian gang known for brazen kidnappings and killings was accused by police Sunday of abducting 17 missionaries from a U.S.-based organization. Five children were believed to be among those kidnapped. The 400 Mawozo gang kidnapped the group — which also included some elderly people — in Ganthier, a commune […]

Taliban Instruct Religious Police to Be “Moderate”

Activists Remain Skeptical as Taliban Leaders Communicate Progressivism 10/13/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Taliban leaders are taking steps to instruct the religious police to be more moderate. The religious police have traditionally been feared throughout Afghanistan because of their brutality in enforcing the Taliban’s extreme interpretation […]

E.W. Jackson Tells Religious-Right Activists They Will Defeat Marxism, Homosexuality, and Other ‘Works of the Devil’

E.W. Jackson, a right-wing pastor who was the Republican Party’s nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor in 2013, told religious-right activists at the Family Research Council’s “Pray Vote Stand” conference Thursday that Marxism, socialism, “transgenderism,” homosexuality, and abortion are works of the devil, and that “God wants to intervene in the rotten here and now and […]

Excavations at Historic Doliche, Turkey Reveal Ancient Religious Diversity

Located in southeastern Turkey just north of the city of Gaziantep, the village of Doliche (Dülük) at first glance seems small and unremarkable. But it is one of the oldest human settlements in the world, with a history that traces back thousands of years. Archaeologists have been busy performing excavations at Doliche for quite some […]

Right Wing Round-Up: The Religious Right’s New Cause

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David Barton Says the Bible Instructs Religious Leaders to Recruit Political Candidates for Office

Religious-right activist David Barton is currently traveling the country as part of the Faith Wins “American Restoration Tour,” spreading his right-wing pseudo-history in churches in an effort to mobilize conservative Christians heading into the 2022 midterm elections. On Monday, Barton spoke at Mountain View Baptist Church in Cowpens, South Carolina, where he claimed that the […]

3: The Perfect Number – Trinity Symbolism in World Religious Traditions

“In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…” The concept of a Trinity or triadic nature of the divine has been a part of our psyche for thousands of years, and has appeared in creation tales, myths, religious writings and holy texts the world over. Yet to this day, the Trinity […]

Temple Destruction in India Causes Karnataka Religious Storm

Nanjanagudu is located in India’s ancient Mysuru (Mysore) district and is home to Srikanteshwara Temple, an ancient, important Hindu pilgrimage site. For this reason, the Nanjanagudu area is a holy and spiritual place for Indian Hindus, who term it the “Kashi of the South” or Dakshina Kashi . It is believed that the god Shiva […]

New Israeli President, darling of liberal Zionists, says violent religious settlement is in ‘my DNA’

The new Israeli President Isaac Herzog, a former Labor leader, toured settlements in the northern West Bank on Tuesday and said: The Har Bracha settlement is in my DNA as an Israeli and as a Jew Herzog was hosted by settler leader Yossi Dagan, head of the Samaria Regional Council, and visited schools ahead of […]

Religious-Right Pundit Steve Turley Celebrates Trump’s ‘Iron Grip’ on the GOP

“TRUMP IS RUNNING A SHADOW GOVERNMENT!” screamed the subject line of an email sent Monday to followers of religious-right author and pundit Steve Turley. The email linked to a Turley video that began with a clip of former President Donald Trump telling rally-goers in Alabama, “Everything ‘woke’ turns to shit.” “He’s back and better than […]

Federal judge confuses Zionism with “protected religious class status”

In a recent decision, 303 Creative v. Elenis, a three-judge panel of the federal Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a web designer could not promote her company’s objection to creating websites for same-sex weddings on (Christian) religious grounds without violating Colorado’s anti-discrimination act, or CADA. (The Tenth Circuit includes Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, […]

Cancellation of religious pilgrimages due to Covid threatens thousands of livelihoods

Locals estimate that the employment of almost 50,000 people has been affected in Jharkhand’s Deoghar area alone, owing to cancellations of the Kanwar Yatra and Shravani Mela amidst COVID-19. Amit Kumar Saha and Rohit Kumar at their pooja supplies store. The family lives behind the store and has been in the business for generations (Picture […]

Middle East Religious Freedom Conditions Worsen with Kabul Fall

Remembering ISIS’s Rise, Regional Christians Express Concern 08/16/2021 Washington D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the fall of Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 15, 2021, has sparked a wave of new religious freedom concerns across the Middle East. Numerous terrorist groups, many of which are supported by the Republic of Turkey, publicly […]

The Palestinian Cause is Neither a Religious nor a Human Rights Cause

 August 15, 2021 Source: Al Mayadeen Susana Khalil The Palestinian cause is political, it is a cause of National Liberation. The violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people is the consequence of the violation of their right to struggle for their national liberation, their right to exist as a nation-state. The Palestinian cause […]

Religious Сonflicts in India – Past, Present and Future

Popular unrest arising from religious differences has become increasingly commonplace in India over the last few decades. The proportion of Muslims in the country, which was recorded as 14.25% in the 2011 census, is increasing year by year, and the government, dominated by Hindus, is unwilling to face up to this reality. How long has […]

Antifa Targets and Assaults Families and Children at Religious Gathering in Portland Park

(Post Millennial) — A large group of Antifa carrying shields and melee weapons attacked a group of Evangelical Christians congregating for a prayer and worship event at the waterfront in downtown Portland, Ore. Video recorded at the scene showed children and families running away as black-clad Antifa militants tore apart the sound equipment and assaulted […]

A set of religious exemption documents for the CV VX if it is mandatory for you at work, school, or in the military

From the CEO, Gab.com via markcrispinmiller.com NJStandsUp: https://njstandsup.org/faith-exemptions From Andrew Gorda: I have been receiving dozens of direct messages on Gab over the past week with people from around the country sharing the horrors from inside the United States Military and their places of employment regarding “mandatory” non-FDA approved experimental Covid vaccinations.  Many people are […]

Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen of England’s Religious War Period

Lady Jane Grey was an English queen who lived during the 16th century. More appropriately, she was a claimant to the English throne, but only managed to hold on to it for nine days, hence her nickname, the “Nine Days Queen.” Lady Jane’s accession was not brought about by her own doing, but through the […]

Religious Right Pushes Effort To Whitewash History and Restrict Teaching About Systemic Racism

Analysis Religious-right groups and leaders are playing their part in the right-wing movement’s aggressive campaign to restrict teaching about systemic racism in American history, culture, and institutions. Under the guise of protecting children from the supposed threat of “critical race theory”—an academic analytical approach to examining structural racism—the campaign against teaching about racism has taken […]

Why Religious Freedom Laws Are Needed in Australia Now More Than Ever

Commentary Cowed by public health reprimands and driven back into lockdown for fear of contagion, many Australians these days appear content to sacrifice liberty for the sake of safety. But the beacon of liberty continues to glow, and there are hopes it will yet burn brightly. All but forgotten as COVID-19 overwhelmed the nation last […]

China Orders Citizens To ‘Hunt Down’ All Religious Books – Forces State Church To Sing Pro-Communist Songs

Christiantiy is under fresh assault from the Communist Chinese government, with citizens now being told that they must hunt down all religious books and sing pro-communist songs when they attend church. Chinese American Pastor Bob Fu of the group China Aid, tweeted last week: “New Cultural Revolution” starts in #CCPChina this notice to students in a […]

MPs representing religious minorities call for massive turnout in elections

TEHRAN – Legislators representing the religious minorities in the Iranian parliament issued a statement on Wednesday calling on the people to participate massively in the June 18 presidential and council elections. The statement was read out by MP Mohsen Dehnavi, a member of the Majlis presiding board. They said the Iranian nation have been viewing […]

“There Was A Religious Belief That Lockdowns & Facemasks Work” – Professor Sunetra Gupta

The Facts: Emails received through a FOIA request show Anthony Fauci knew of evidence pointing to a potential lab leak origin story for COVID-19. Regardless of this evidence, the theory was publicly labelled a ‘conspiracy theory’ for over a year. Reflect On: Why did establishment politicians and mainstream media follow in lockstep with the unfounded […]

DC Talk’s Kevin Max Comes Out As A ‘Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Freak’

NASHVILLE, TN—In an explosive interview with local entertainment reporters, vocalist Kevin Max, formerly of the band DC Talk, has revealed he is no longer a ‘Jesus Freak’, but more of a ‘Spiritual-But-Not-Religious Freak’. “Yeah man, I still believe in God and all that,” said Max, “but I’m no longer an evangelical. You might say that […]

Infrared Reveals a Wife Swap in a Prominent Medieval Religious Book

Some good old-fashioned swinging? Medieval photoshopping? Not quite, but scientists have discovered something about Francis I of Brittany that he would surely have preferred to have kept secret. Researchers and scientists at Cambridge’s historic Fitzwilliam Museum , part of the team curating “The Human Touch” exhibition, noticed something was amiss when they were examining the […]

US Calls Xinjiang an ‘Open-Air Prison,’ Decries Religious Persecution by China

China’s national flag is seen waving at the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, Texas, July 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Adrees Latif. The Chinese government has turned its western Xinjiang province into essentially an “open-air prison,” a US State Department official said on Wednesday as the department published a report that criticized China’s persecution of […]

Israel stampede: Dozens crushed to death at major religious festival

Dozens of people were crushed to death during a stampede at a religious bonfire in northeast Israel on Friday, rescue services said. At least 44 people were killed during the event while more than 150 sustained injuries, reported Haaretz. “MDA is fighting for the lives of dozens wounded, and will not give up until the […]

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Jewish Religious Festival In Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The director of an Israeli ambulance service has confirmed that nearly 40 people died in a stampede at a religious festival in northern Israel. Eli Beer, director of Hatzalah, said he was shocked by the size of the crowd at the Lag BaOmer celebrations at Mount Meron. Police were quoted as saying […]

Dozens Crushed to Death in Crowd at Israeli Religious Festival

MOUNT MERON, Israel—Dozens of people were crushed to death in a crowd at a religious bonfire festival in Israel on Friday, medics said, in what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described as a “heavy disaster.” The crush occurred as tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews thronged to the Galilee tomb of 2nd-century sage Rabbi Shimon Bar […]

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