Archive for: June, 2010

C. Welton Gaddy: Between Religion and Politics (Chautauqua Institution)

Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of The Interfaith Alliance and whose past leadership roles include president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and chair of the Pastoral Leadership Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, discusses the philosophy and implications of secularism and the importance of a relationship between religion and politics.

 
 

Jefferson and Mason: From Toleration to Freedom (Chautauqua Institution)

Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, has a conversation with actors portraying George Mason and Thomas Jefferson on the subject of universal rights and the free exercise of religion.

 
 

Combining Comedy with Religion

 
 

Religious leaders denounce Arizona immigration law (BBC)

EXCERPT: June 4, 2010 – Religious leaders in the US and Latin America have denounced Arizona's controversial new immigration law. The law requires police to question people about their immigration status, if officers suspect the person is in the US illegally, and if they have stopped them for a legitimate reason. Archbishop Rafael Romo Munoz, of Tijuana, Mexico, said it […]

 
 

On a Visit to the U.S., a Nigerian Witch-Hunter Explains Herself (New York Times)

EXCERPT: May 21, 2010 – HOUSTON (NYT) – At home in Nigeria, the Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio draws thousands to her revival meetings. Last August, when she had herself consecrated Christendom's first "lady apostle," Nigerian politicians and Nollywood actors attended the ceremony. Her books and DVDs, which explain how Satan possesses children, are widely known. So well-known, in fact, that […]