Archive for: November, 2011

Trial Court Upholds Most of Canada's Anti-Polygamy Law (Religion Clause blog)

Law Professor Howard Friedman reports on his Religion Clause blog: Excerpt: In Canada, the Supreme Court of British Columbia (the province's superior trial court) today upheld most of Canada's anti-polygamy law (Sec. 293 of Criminal Code of Canada) against challenges to it brought under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The suit was brought as a reference case by […]

 
 

Vatican again urges radical reform of global marketplace – The Irish Times

Excerpt:  TRADE ISSUES: FOR THE second time in the last month, the Holy See has argued that international trade markets need to be radically reformed. The point was made by secretary of state Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone who, at a Vatican meeting of European Bishops' Conferences on the New Evangelisation yesterday said: "The [global] crisis illustrates clearly the untenability of a […]

 
 

John F. Kennedy's Speech Affirming Separation of Church and State

I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.

 
 

ANALYSIS: Bishops Claim Religious Liberty Under Assault

The Church can assert its right speak in the the public square, but it should not assume power it does not have in order to force the rest of society to follow its lead.

 
 

U.S. Senator Lieberman Describes Sabbath Observance in New Book

Senator Joseph Lieberman, Independent-Democrat of Connecticut and former vice presidential candidate describes his observance of the Sabbath in his new book entitled, "The Gift of Rest." Description: The Sabbath is a gift that Senator Joe Lieberman, as an observant Jew, received from his parents who, in turn, received it from their parents, who received it from generations of Jews before […]

 
 

Film Review: “One Nation Under God” (2011): Misinterpreted facts and frightening conclusions

Film Review: “One Nation Under God” (2011): Misinterpreted facts and frightening conclusions

By Jason Hines, Esq. – Yesterday was a premiere event for the Religious Right movement. In churches, homes, and other venues around the country, conservative Christians watched the premiere of "One Nation Under God," a DVD created by the group United in Purpose, headed by Bill Dallas. (You can find out more general information about the DVD at the One […]

 
 

The Story of a Life by Lincoln Steed (Liberty Magazine)

EXCERPT: Charles Dickens began one of his essentially autobiographical tales by wondering aloud if he would prove to be the hero of his own life. Reality is so dynamic and changeable it is hard for anyone to know where their actions will lead them, or how they will bear up to the challenges of the day or the year. Those […]

 
 

Article18: Afghanistan — The Land that Freedom Forgot; A Profile on Religious Persecution in One of the World's Most Depressing Nations (Liberty Magazine)

Article18: Afghanistan — The Land that Freedom Forgot; A Profile on Religious Persecution in One of the World's Most Depressing Nations (Liberty Magazine)

The following excerpt is from an article written by RLTV associate editor and Article18 creator Martin Surridge that appeared in the November/December 2011 issue of Liberty Magazine. EXCERPT: The sound and smell of motorcycles roaring down a street in Kandahar must have overwhelmed 16-year-old Atifa in the moments before the attack. Before she really knew what was happening, one of […]

 
 

New York Attorney General Launches Religious Rights Initiative to Enforce Anti-discrimination Laws

(Media-Newswire.com) – NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the launch of the Religious Rights Initiative, a project of the office's Civil Rights Bureau that will address religious rights issues and enforce anti-discrimination laws. The Religious Rights Initiative will target faith-based discrimination and violations of religious rights through public education, outreach and law enforcement, including litigation. The […]

 
 

Fifth Circuit approves prisoner's religious right to receive publication

Today the US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, affirmed the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana's ruling that the newspaper "The Final Call" cannot be censored or denied to a prisoner who has requested it as part of his religious practices For more: http://www.katc.com/mobile/news/court-affirms-prisoner-religious-right