Archive for: February, 2011

Investigation led ex-KGB agent to Christianity | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

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Article18: Canada — Sikhs Upset After Quebec National Assembly Bans Religious Daggers; Controversy Reignites Multiculturalism Debate

Article18: Canada — Sikhs Upset After Quebec National Assembly Bans Religious Daggers; Controversy Reignites Multiculturalism Debate

By Martin Surridge – While the incredible events in Egypt continue to capture the hearts and minds of viewers and listeners around the globe, traditionally progressive and reliably tolerant Canada has been making unexpected headlines this week, unusually deciding to curb the religious rights of some of its citizens. This is Article18-RLTV's weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues […]

 
 

Russia's Medvedev calls for Egypt to respect religious rights (ChannelNewsAsia)

EXCERPT: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Saturday urged Egypt to hold legitimate elections and respect religious rights following the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. "Russia hopes democratic procedures in Egypt will be fully restored and all legitimate electoral procedures will be used for this," Medvedev said in a statement published on the Kremlin website. Medvedev also emphasised the need […]

 
 

Step forward for church-state relations in Azerbaijan

8 Feb 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN Seventh-day Adventists in Azerbaijan hope a recent meeting between church leaders and state officials will ease tensions and help the church gain official recognition for its congregations under Azerbaijani law. The January 31 meeting with representatives of the Azerbaijan State Committee on Religious Associations came a month after reports that […]

 
 

Article18: Eritrea — Threatened by North African Protests, Government Believed to Be Torturing Thousands of Christian Prisoners

Article18: Eritrea — Threatened by North African Protests, Government Believed to Be Torturing Thousands of Christian Prisoners

By Martin Surridge — A recent series of deaths, specifically occurring in both detention and torture centers, in the African nation of Eritrea, have a very concerning link to Christianity and the religious practice of the victims. Welcome back to Article18-RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other countries around the world. Each week, we will […]

 
 

Human Rights Watch to Pakistan: Drop Blasphemy Charges Against Teenager (HWR)

EXCERPT: The Pakistani government should immediately drop blasphemy charges against a 17-year-old student and ensure his safe release from detention, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities arrested Muhammad Samiullah on January 28, 2011, and charged him under Pakistan's "blasphemy law," article 295-C of the criminal code, for allegedly including derogatory remarks about the Prophet Muhammad in his answers on […]

 
 

Religious Undertones in Egyptian Protests? – (Liberty Magazine Round Table)

Over the past decade, Egyptian Copts have fallen victim to increasing discrimination and persecution, most recently with the January 1 suicide church bombing that killed at least 21 people and injured dozens more. Do the current anti-government demonstrations in Cairo have religious undertones, and what could this mean for the Egyptian Christian minority? Read some responses to this question at: […]

 
 

Giles County, VA. To Rehang 10C Plaques in Public Schools

WSLS 10 News, Roanoke, Virginia, 1-20-2011 Giles County School Board votes unanimously to reinstall 10 Commandments plaques in all public schools.