Archive for: 2011

Article18: Sudan — Referendum Could Split Nation in Two; Potentially Good News for Millions of Sudanese Christians and Muslims

Article18: Sudan — Referendum Could Split Nation in Two; Potentially Good News for Millions of Sudanese Christians and Muslims

By Martin Surridge – Quietly making news this week, nestled between the East Coast snow storms and the Arizona shooting, is an event which, if all unfolds as expected, will make history in a corner of the world that has so often been tragically forgotten. Welcome back to Article18–RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other […]

 
 

War and peace in Quran and Bible

 
 

Article18: A New Weekly International Blog by RLTV Associate Editor Martin Surridge

Read the Latest Article18 Blog Posts Here. This is the first entry for Article18 –RLTV's first weekly blog specifically dedicated to religious liberty issues in other countries around the world. Each week, we will be focusing on a different nation, and the struggles facing its different religious communities, be they Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or Jewish. Of course, those aren't the […]

 
 

Egypt's Coptic Christians Call for More Religious Freedom (AJE)

EXCERPT: Angry protests by Egypt's Christian Copts have become a familiar scene. Hundreds clashed with police last November over plans for a new church building in Giza, leaving two protesters dead. And in January of that year, Copts protested in the southern town of Nag Hamadi after six members were killed in an attack on a local church on the […]

 
 

A Tennessee mosque, a good American story (First Amendment Center)

EXCERPT: By Charles C. Haynes, Director of the Religious Freedom Education Project December 31, 2010 — The No. 1 religion story of 2010 was the emotional, often ugly debate over plans for an Islamic center two blocks from ground zero in Manhattan, according to Religion Newswriters Association members – and just about everyone else making a list. Not far behind […]

 
 

In Defense of Separation

In the past few months there has been a renewed debate about the principles surrounding the first amendment, and especially about what scholars call the religion clauses – "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Prior to the midterm elections in November, Christine O'Donnell asserted that separation of church and state […]