Archive for: April, 2010

Soldiers Fight a Battle of Conscience

The Truth Commission on Conscience in War is a group of religious leaders and scholars who have joined together to discuss the theory of just war, international law and freedom of conscience during times of war. The 70-member commission recently held a public hearing at Riverside Church, where soldiers spoke about their war experiences. The hearing, inspired by a documentary, […]

 
 

French PM advised against total Islamic veil ban

EXCERPT from BBC News (link below): France's top administrative body has advised the government that any total ban on face-covering Islamic veils could be unconstitutional. The State Council also said a ban could be justified in some public places. Prime Minster Francois Fillon had asked the council for a legal opinion before drawing up a law on the subject. However, […]

 
 

HISTORICAL SKETCH: Roger Williams, Apostle Of Religious Freedom

HISTORICAL SKETCH: Roger Williams, Apostle Of Religious Freedom

By Ellen G. White – The framers of the Constitution recognized the eternal principle that man's relation with his God is above human legislation, and his rights of conscience inalienable. Reasoning was not necessary to establish this truth; we are conscious of it in our own bosoms. It is this consciousness which, in defiance of human laws, has sustained so many martyrs in tortures and flames. They felt that their duty to God was superior to human enactments, and that man could exercise no authority over their consciences. It is an inborn principle which nothing can eradicate."

 
 

RLTV PODCAST: Ryan Bell – "I'm a Social Justice Christian"

Ryan Bell, pastor of the Hollywood Seventh-day Adventist Church talks with Michael Peabody about Glenn Becks' recent controversial comments against "social justice Christians" and why Christians should work toward social justice.

 
 

Video: Oregon Governor Repeals Ban on Teachers' Religious Dress

 
 

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Repealing Ban on Teachers' Religious Dress

Oregon Governor Signs Bill Repealing Ban on Teachers' Religious Dress

SALEM, OREGON – On April 1, 2010, Governor Ted Kulongoski signed a bill (HB 3686) that will repeal Oregon's 87-year-old ban on teachers wearing religious dress.