Archive for: March, 2011

European Court OKs display of crucifixes in Italian classrooms – Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/2011/03/european-court-oks-d.html

 
 

Adventist Review : 09RNS: Adventist Churches Among Those Burned in Ethiopia

 
 

Coalition Works To Protect Religious Employees

Religious employees who wear religious clothing are sometimes segregated from the rest of the employees or kept from the public. This coalition is working to prevent this. http://www.huffingtonpost.  com/2011/03/30/coalition-works-to-protec_n_842185.html

 
 

Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate – The Washington Post

Do religious accommodation requirements cover a 3 week trip to Mecca? http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/justice-department-sues-on-behalf-of-muslim-teacher-triggering-debate/2010/07/28/ABfSPtEB_story.html

 
 

Lawyer says right to religious liberty protects Amish sect's refusal to use safety triangles on buggies | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20110324/NEWS01/303240057/1008/NEWS01/Lawyer-says-right-religious-liberty-protects-Amish-sect-s-refusal-use-safety-triangles-buggies

 
 

Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty – Supreme Court to Hear Religious Hiring Case

This case involving the ministerial exemotion from employment discrimination statutes could have huge implications for churches and denominations.

 
 

Spencer Chiimbwe—Adventist Peacemaker (Spectrum)

Spencer Chiimbwe is a Zambian national residing in the United States since 2006. Throughout his life he has been involved in conflict transformation at a national and international level including being a Peace Fellow, Action Researcher and Coordinator for both the Coalition for Peace in Africa in Southern Africa Region and for the ACTION Support Center. He is also a member of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPACC), a global civil society-led network which seeks to build international consensus on peace building and prevention of violent conflict. Finally, after moving to New York City, he founded the New York Center for Conflict Dialogue which enhances diplomatic efforts to resolve conflicts through facilitating and coordinating various thematic forums on conflict.

 
 

Article18: China — Personal Observations of Liberty and Reflections on Life in Beijing, China

Article18: China — Personal Observations of Liberty and Reflections on Life in Beijing, China

Part 2 of the profile on Thailand will be featured next week. This slightly more personal entry previously ran under the title "Observations of Liberty in China" back in Spring of 2010 and is rerun this week as part of Article18. By Martin Surridge -The mass of strangers and suitcases pressed against me so tightly that I did not have […]

 
 

EDITORIAL: Hero without a gun – Washington Times

Desmond T. Doss was 23 years old when he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942. The lanky Lynchburg, Va., native was much like other young men of the Greatest Generation, but one thing set Desmond apart from the other new troops. He was a devout Seventh Day Adventist and refused to touch a weapon. Some of the men in his training unit made jokes about him, others threatened him, but Desmond held firm to his beliefs. . . . >>>

 
 

Obama's Olive Branch Doctrine: Religion & the Path of Democratic Reform in the Arab-Muslim World (PART I)

Obama's Olive Branch Doctrine: Religion & the Path of Democratic Reform in the Arab-Muslim World (PART I)

By Gregory W. Hamilton, President Northwest Religious Liberty Association (NRLA) March 15, 2011 President Barack Obama came to Cairo in 2009 with the purpose of announcing to the Arab-Muslim world that he was not following his predecessor's "Democracy Project" as a matter of U.S. Middle East policy. One could call this Obama's "Olive Branch Doctrine": the message that interfaith tolerance […]