Posts Tagged ‘religious’

Religious issues cover up the governance failure in UP

by Sandeep Pandey and Arundhati Dhuru Uttar Pradesh’s Director General of Police Mukul Goel has been removed from his post for disregarding government work and not taking interest in departmental duties. Quite obviously not everything has been alright with UP Police department. On 1 May police raided the house of Kanhaiya Yadav in Manrajpur village […]

Uyghur-American Religious Freedom Official Nury Turkel: China’s Genocide Is a ‘Threat’ to U.S. Sovereignty

Communist China’s genocide of the Uyghur people is a “threat” to American sovereignty through “transnational repression” of Uyghurs and the sale of slave-made products to Americans, Vice Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Nury Turkel told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily on Wednesday.

For Israel, political and religious domination go hand in hand in Jerusalem

Zionism has fragmented the multi-religious population in Palestine geographically, religiously, socially, and politically. In the process it has denied them one of the simplest rights a human being could ever yearn for — the right to pray in peace. Source

Malta Underground: Religious Legends, Cave Churches and Subterranean Shrines

Religious visions have frequently taken place in the dark damp setting of caves and subterranean chambers making them attractive locations for shrines, chapels, pilgrimages and healing. One of the most famous of these sites is Lourdes in France, now a major Catholic shrine to the Virgin Mary. What started as a series of visions in […]

Religious-Right Leaders Who Promoted Trump’s Big Lie Object to Biden’s Voting Rights Push 

Right-wing leaders who have promoted former President Donald Trump’s stolen-election lies and supported new voting restrictions based on those lies are predictably unhappy about President Joe Biden’s renewed push for passage of federal voting rights protections​. One day after Biden called for senators to change filibuster rules to overcome the ​Senate Republicans’ blockade against voting rights legislation, former Arkansas Gov. Mike […]

US military hasn’t approved any of 12,000 religious exemption requests for COVID vax: report

US military hasn’t approved any of 12,000 religious exemption requests for COVID vax: report Date: December 23, 2021Author: Nwo Report ‘If in their heart and their mind, they say this is God’s will for my life, and if the answer is no, it’s going to shatter that faith because there’s no balance,’ one Army chaplain […]

Unauthorized Online Religious Activities to Be Banned in China

Beijing Announces New Measures to Curb ‘Illegal Religious Activities’ 12/22/2021 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on December 20, the State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA) in China announced new measures to curb all forms of religious activities online. The Measures for the Administration of Internet Religious Information Service, […]

Rashad Hussain Confirmed as New International Religious Freedom Ambassador

U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm First Indian American Muslim to Top Religious Freedom Position  12/16/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) –International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the Senate has voted to confirm Rashad Hussain as the next Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. In this position, Hussain will serve as the highest-ranking member in the State Department for advancing international […]

ICC Honors US Senator James Lankford for Advancing Religious Freedom

Jeff King, president of International Christian Concern (far right), recently presented U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) with the ICC Hero on the Hill Award for the senator’s defense of religious freedoms worldwide. They were joined by ICC Director of Advocacy Mattias Perttula. Sen. Lankford (R-OK) Earns Inaugural “Hero on the Hill” Award  12/09/2021 United States […]

NEA Board Member Suggests Unvaccinated with Religious Exemptions Deserve to Die

A member of the board of directors of the National Education Association (NEA) posted a message to Facebook that denounced unvaccinated individuals who claim religious exemptions and asserted they deserved to die, according to the Libs of Tik Tok social media account, which shared a screenshot of the post on Tuesday. Mollie Paige Mumau, a […]

New York Hospital Fires 100 Unvaccinated Employees Who Claimed Religious Exemption

Kaleida Health in New York has fired approximately 100 unvaccinated employees who had avoided the vaccine mandate due to religious exemption. The employees had until Sunday to receive the shot, WIVB reported Tuesday. The healthcare provider detailed the move in a press release Monday: Kaleida Health today released the following updates regarding COVID-19, the New […]

U.S. Religious Group Says Haitian Gang Releases 3 More Hostages

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted. The statement from Christian Aid Ministries said the people were released on Sunday in Haiti and are “safe and seem to be in good spirits.” The group […]

PA warns of religious war due to Israel’s crimes

Palestinian Authority (PA)’s permanent envoy to the UN, Riyadh Mansour, yesterday warned of a religious war in the Middle East due to the “continuous Israeli crimes against the Palestinians.” During a meeting held in the headquarters of the UN General Assembly, Mansour said: “The time has come to put an end to the sufferings of […]

Religious Believers in Australia Get Protections, Not Freedom

There would be no need for this Bill if secularists did not harass their religious neighbours with such fervour Commentary Time appeared to be running out for the Australian government to deliver on its 2019 election pledge to legislate protections for religious believers and faith-based organisations. But in late November, Attorney-General Michaelia Cash finally briefed […]

Christian Organization Debuts in Orange County With Stand for Religious Freedom

FULLERTON, Calif.—About 250 people attended the inauguration of the International Christian Ambassadors Association (ICAA) in Fullerton, California, on Nov. 13. The ceremony highlighted the persecution of Christians in India and the necessity of religious freedom around the world. “In the last 75 years of Indian independence, Christians in India have never faced such shocking levels […]

Garden of Eden Depicted in Ancient Greek Religious Art

If the early chapters of the Book of Genesis present a true account of human origins, then ancient secular human history must connect in significant ways to that account. In fact, ancient Greek religious art connects in very significant ways with Genesis. While Genesis describes the early events and people in humanity’s past, the Greeks […]

Vic Govt’s Proposed Religious Exceptions Bill a ‘Serious Intrusion’ Into ‘Expression of Faith’: Archbishop

Proposed changes to Victoria’s Equal Opportunity Act will restrict religious organisations and schools from employing staff with the same religious beliefs. Instead, religious schools may be required to hire staff who openly disagree with the school’s faith and values. “As a point of principle, this is a serious over-reach of the Government into the rightful […]

Reps. Bilirakis, Malliotakis Laud Religious Freedom During Patriarch’s Visit

US Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) addresses the audience at AHEPA’s Congressional Banquet in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s visit to the United States on October 24, 2021. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues and the International Religious Freedom Caucus, delivered the keynote address at the Oct. 24 AHEPA Congressional […]

Religious Exemptions Are Legal in America

To or not to jab, that is the question. Employers are being coerced into violating hour rights by terminating unvaxxed employees.   Here is how to fight back: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYING COMPANIES TO VAXX THEIR EMPLOYEES [2021-09-15] – PEGGY HALL & OWEN SHROYER ( Latest studies show that the vaxxed are sicker than the unvaxxed. Pandemic […]

Nurse Forced To Resign Despite Religious Exemption, Told Her Faith Not “Sincerely Held Belief”

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Email | RSS Joining me today is Melanie Kangus, a registered nurse who up until recently worked for Catholic Charities New Hampshire. Melanie is here to discuss the forceful vaccine mandate put forth by her former employer, and how the process lacked […]

Religious-Right Groups Celebrate Youngkin’s Win, Look Toward 2022

The come-from-behind victory of Virginia’s Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin is setting off a predictable round of gloating and credit-taking from some of the anti-LGBTQ, anti-choice, and anti-public education groups that backed him. My Faith Votes CEO Jason Yates sent supporters an email this morning celebrating that “3 pro-life, Christian conservatives committed to handing control of […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects religious challenge to Maine vaccine mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday turned away healthcare workers seeking a religious exemption to Maine’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the latest battle over vaccination to reach the justices. The court, which has a 6-3 conservative majority, rejected a request made by nine unnamed plaintiffs who identified themselves as healthcare workers who object to receiving the shots […]

Trump’s BASED ‘Conservative’ Supreme Court Denies Religious Exemptions to Biden’s Mandate

    For the first time this week, all 9 justices of the Supreme Court of the United States participated in an emergency hearing to stop COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The case was a “religious exemption” case for Maine healthcare workers who were given until Friday, October 29, 2021 to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine mandate […]

16th-Century Prayer Roll Exposes Medieval Religious Cult

A first-time study of a privately owned 16th-century prayer roll from England is a valuable addition to knowledge on medieval England’s Christian ‘cult of the Cross’ in which the Holy Cross was venerated and held in the highest esteem. These kinds of prayer rolls don’t usually survive, making it a rare artifact. Fascinatingly, the roll […]

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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