Archive for December, 2009

Report says 225,000 Haiti children work as slaves (AP)

From http://​www​.chron​.com/​d​i​s​p​/​s​t​o​r​y​.​m​p​l​/​a​p​/​l​a​t​i​n​a​m​e​r​i​c​a​/​6​7​8​3​4​1​5​.​h​tml EXCERPT: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Poverty has forced at least 225,000 children in Haiti’s cities into slavery as unpaid household servants, far more than previously thought, a report said Tuesday. The Pan American Development Foundation’s report also said some of those children — mostly young girls — suffer sexual, psychological and physical abuse while toiling in extreme hardship. The report […]

by · December 23, 2009 · In the News
Dr. Adrian Westney Passes Away

Dr. Adrian Westney Passes Away

      Dr. Adrian Theophilus Westney passed away at the age of 82 on December 14, 2009 after having served the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the cause of religious freedom for over 60 years. Before coming to the United States in 1960, Westney planted churches and pastored in his homeland of Jamaica, as well as in Barbados and Guyana. He earned […]

by · December 18, 2009 · Current Events, In the News
Event “Slavery: The Fight We Thought Was Over” — Walla Walla — January 14–18, 2010

Event “Slavery: The Fight We Thought Was Over” — Walla Walla — January 14–18, 2010

    SHELTER FOR FREEDOM  “Slavery: The Fight We Thought Was Over” FILM: “Cargo: Innocence Lost” Walla Walla University & Whitman College January 14–18, 2010 Walla Walla, WA           All the following events are free except for Film Screening and Reception.   EVENTS TO BENEFITS WALLA WALLA HELPLINE WOMEN’S SHELTER     Thursday, January 14, 7:00 pm, Village Hall, Walla Walla […]

by · December 15, 2009 · Current Events

Cargo: Innocence Lost Movie

Cargo: Innocence Lost – Film screening — Saturday, January 16, 5:00 pm, Cordiner Hall, Whitman College — Documentary by Michael Cory Davis on human trafficking in the United States — Anne Archer will introduce the film and Michael Cory Davis — Panel discussion to follow featuring Anne Archer, Michael Cory Davis and law enforcement, slavery advocates and others with knowledge of […]

by · December 15, 2009 · Featured Video, Human Life, Human Rights

Jan Paulsen on Freedon

Pastor Jan Paulsen, world president of the Seventh-day Adventist Church discusses freedom as a foundational value for human dignity.

Faith, Freedom, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor (Liberty Magazine)

By David A. Pendleton — Ever since President Barack Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court, the chattering classes have speculated endlessly regarding the impact she might have on the future of American jurisprudence.  She would bring wide-ranging experiences to the Court: prosecutor, civil litigator, federal trial judge, federal appellate judge, law school instructor, and Hispanic woman. […]

Michigan Church Has the Right to Help Poor People, ACLU Tells Court (ACLU Release)

Congress enacted the Religious Land Use Act to protect the fundamental right of freedom of religion,” said Dan Korobkin, an ACLU of Michigan staff attorney who is representing the church. “Churches and other religious institutions have the right to use their property to exercise their religious beliefs — which in this case entails providing charitable services to the poor and underprivileged.”

by · December 10, 2009 · In the News

China and a Canadian Newspaper call for worldwide one-child policy

This comes from the left end of the political spectrum and presents what may simply be rhetorical posturing, or a harbinger of the next big issue.  Aside from a one-child policy we can expect it to trickle into areas having to do with euthanasia, health care, etc.  China has recently been calling for an international one-child policy as an answer to global warming, […]

by · December 10, 2009 · Economics, Human Life, In the News

Pastor Boissoin’s Lawyer: Case Will Positively Impact Religious Freedom in Canada (LifeSiteNews)

From http://​www​.lifesitenews​.com/​l​d​n​/​2​0​0​9​/​d​e​c​/​0​9​1​2​0​7​0​6​.​h​tml EXCERPT: CALGARY, December 7, 2009 (LifeSiteNews​.com) — Gerald Chipeur, the lawyer who represented Pastor Stephen Boissoin, has said that the recent ruling in favor of Mr. Boissoin “will have a significant long term positive impact on religious freedom in Canada.” Pastor Boissoin was exonerated by a Court of Queen’s Bench judge last week after being subjected to the proceedings of […]

The Manhattan Declaration: Approach with Caution

We have no reason to doubt that those who drafted and are signing the Declaration are sincere and trying to do what they believe is best for America. There are many good reasons why it may seem a good idea, but we should raise a voice of caution regarding the unintended consequences of this approach. Christians tempted to set aside theological differences, which include differences in how grace and salvation are viewed so significant that they led to the battles of the Reformation and Inquisition, and unite on points held in common in order to change society should recall the unholy results of such unions. From a Christian perspective, government and even church edicts cannot change hearts, only God can.