Archive for: August, 2011

Karel Nowak: A Legacy of Religious Liberty (Spectrum Magazine)

Shortly before I left the work at the GC office I had an opportunity to sit down with Karel and ask him what he would say to the person who would replace him.

 
 

Article18: Kosovo — Muslim Headscarf Ban Upheld for Schools, Christians Required to be Buried in Islamic Graveyards

Article18: Kosovo — Muslim Headscarf Ban Upheld for Schools, Christians Required to be Buried in Islamic Graveyards

By Martin Surridge – Only a few years ago, the country of Kosovo, in Southern Europe, didn't even exist. Like South Sudan in recent weeks, Kosovo became independent after the war-torn region declared independence because of a strong separatist movement that sought to break away from Serbia. While the country may be small, one of the smallest in Europe, there […]

 
 

New Pew Research Center Survey Finds Moderate Attitudes Among Muslim Americans (Pew Forum)

EXCERPT: A comprehensive public opinion survey by the Pew Research Center finds no indication of increased alienation or anger among Muslim Americans in response to concerns about home-grown Islamic terrorists, controversies about the building of mosques and other pressures on this high-profile minority group in recent years. Nor does the new polling provide any evidence of rising support for Islamic […]

 
 

Article18: Pakistan — Christian Flood Victims in Punjab Face Land Discrimination in Disaster Aftermath

Article18: Pakistan — Christian Flood Victims in Punjab Face Land Discrimination in Disaster Aftermath

By Martin Surridge – The bad news that comes out of Islamabad typically features either nuclear proliferation, harboring of terrorists, a military coup, or tension with India. Sadly for many of the citizens living within its borders, Pakistan is also one of the world's most egregious violators of religious liberty. This is Article18-RLTV's weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty […]

 
 

New York City Council Passes Workplace Religious Freedom Act (Sikhsayaset.net)

EXCERPT: The law, called the "Workplace Religious Freedom Act" by supporters, changes the legal standard by which courts review claims of religious workplace discrimination by public and private city employees. Under current city law, employers are required to make ‘reasonable accommodations' for the religious practices of their employees. However, employers can bypass this requirement by showing that such accommodations would […]

 
 

Herbert E. Douglass – Red Alert: Hurtling Into Eternity (Book Excerpt)

Herbert E. Douglass – Red Alert: Hurtling Into Eternity (Book Excerpt)

In his new book, Red Alert: Hurtling Into Eternity, Dr. Herbert E. Douglass connects Bible prophecy with current headlines – increasing natural disasters; appearances of the Virgin Mary; wars and rumors of wars.  Prophecies are being fulfilled all around us, reinforcing the belief that time is short. Here is a brief excerpt from this book: Perhaps some are asking, "What […]

 
 

Religious Liberty in French Romantic Poetry: GĂ©rard de Nerval's Verse Lends Space for Other Religions

Religious Liberty in French Romantic Poetry: GĂ©rard de Nerval's Verse Lends Space for Other Religions

By Lauren Peterson — While the number of topics in poetry is unlimited, poetry is commonly thought of as that which explores love and loss. When poetry is brought up, one may be quick to think of Shakespearean love sonnets or Emily Dickinson's poems on death. Yet, poets, including the two just mentioned, had much to say on religious matters. […]

 
 

Understanding World Religions Promo

(Uploaded to YouTube by Adventist Mission) This is a promotion for the DVD Series, Understanding World Religions. It is hosted by Dr. Ganoune Diop, the Director of the Global Mission Study Centers, and now the Seventh-day Adventist Liaison to the United Nations.

 
 

Understanding Islam Conference – Ganoune Diop – InFocus Interview

 
 

Adventist Church Selects New UN Liaison

Adventist Church Selects New UN Liaison

From Adventist News Network – The Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected Ganoune Diop, a theologian and multi-linguist, as its new voice at the United Nations. Former mission study centers director will also contribute to IRLA 12 Aug 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN The Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected Ganoune Diop, a theologian and multi-linguist, as its new voice at […]