Archive for: 2011

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

 
 

Why Do They Hate Us?

Hate and terrorism ends when I decide to quit hating those with whom I disagree on the most profound topics, the most cherished truths.

 
 

The Problem I Have With Conspiracy Theories

The Problem I Have With Conspiracy Theories

The Bible tells us what we need to know and do to stand through the end of time. One thing we should not be doing is closely studying into conspiracy theories that are speculative and based on theories of men. Instead, we should put on the full spiritual armor of God so that we can stand against the ultimate conspirator – the devil himself.

 
 

Mercer University: Religious Liberty in the Constitution

Gary Simson, Dean of Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law, speaks on religious liberty as established in the constitution and what it means to us. He discusses how the United States was designed to be a country that took religion very seriously but respected the decisions of individuals as to which religion to practice or not practice.

 
 

Eric Foner on the separation of church and state at America's founding

History professor and author Eric Foner answers the question: Getting to the American Revolution, what was the impact of the Revolution on religious freedom and the separation of church and state? Click on the video for links to more parts of the Norton interview.

 
 

Vatican Radio – Full Text: Note on financial reform from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

The full text of the document released earlier today. http://www.radiovaticana.org/EN1/Articolo.asp?c=531752

 
 

CNS STORY: Vatican document calls for global authority to regulate markets

Excerpt: While the Vatican document focused on financial issues, it envisioned a much wider potential role for the global political authority. The agenda also includes peace and security, disarmament and arms control, protection of human rights, and management of migration flows and food security, it said. Establishing such an authority will be a delicate project and will no doubt come […]