Archive for: 2011

Vatican calls for global authority on economy – Reuters

Excerpt: VATICAN CITY,Oct 24 (Reuters) – – The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKL5E7LO1LS20111024?irpc=932 From the Vatican document: "Of course, this transformation will be made at the cost of a gradual, […]

 
 

No, Ninth Circuit, the Relevant Law in C.F. v. Capistrano Unified School District Was Indeed "Clearly Established" – Evolution News & Views

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/10/no_ninth_circuit_the_relevant_052081.html

 
 

America the chosen nation – LA Times.com Opinion

Excerpt: "Presidential candidates feel no shame in asserting divine purpose in U.S. policies and actions. In this ubiquitous view of American exceptionalism, the nation is not bound by rules to which others must submit." http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-bacevich-american-exceptionalism-20111016,0,3240927.story

 
 

SHOCKING – Uncovering the business of child sacrifice in Uganda (BBC Africa)

EXCERPT: A BBC investigation has discovered that many cases of child sacrifice in Uganda are not being followed up by the police and little is being done to protect potential victims. According to a major report released by the charity Jubilee Campaign, around 900 Ugandan children have fallen victim to the practice. The ritual, which some believe brings wealth and […]

 
 

Not a Single Christian Church Left in Afghanistan, Says State Department | CNSnews.com

Excerpt: There is not a single, public Christian church left in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. State Department. This reflects the state of religious freedom in that country ten years after the United States first invaded it and overthrew its Islamist Taliban regime. Read more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/not-single-christian-church-left-afghanistan-says-state-department

 
 

Iran Supreme Court returns pastor's case to lower court (ArabNews.com)

EXCERPT:   Iran's Supreme court sent back the case of a Christian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy to the lower court that tried him, saying there had been insufficient investigation before the original trial, students news agency ISNA said on Tuesday.   Read more:  http://arabnews.com/middleeast/article516010.ece

 
 

San Francisco Court Protects Religious Freedoms of Christian Homeless Shelter, Christian News

EXCERPT:  The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has unanimously rejected a lawsuit filed by two people who sued the Boise Rescue Mission for insisting they take part in religious services. Read the full article: http://global.christianpost.com/news/san-francisco-court-protects-religious-freedoms-of-christian-homeless-shelter-56943/

 
 

Germany, EU demand Iran to free pastor Nadarkhani | MF Monitor

EXCERPT: Germany, one of the few countries with diplomatic ties with Iran, has asked Iran to stay the execution of a pastor who refused to re-convert to Islam. http://www.microfinancemonitor.com/2011/09/30/germany-eu-demand-iran-to-free-pastor-nadarkhani/

 
 

Religious leaders line up in support of Supreme Court case – The Courier-Journal

  The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear a case involving whether churches can "discriminate" when making employment decisions about employees who are not clergy. EXCERPT: [Many religious groups] support the right of religious groups to hire and fire teachers who could be construed as "ministers" on grounds that would be otherwise discriminatory, whether due to race, gender and disability […]

 
 

Iran Upholds Christian Pastor's Apostasy Conviction: Execution as Early as Wednesday | American Center for Law and Justice ACLJ

EXCERPT: Just days after Iran released two Americans accused of spying in Iran, an Iranian court has upheld the apostasy conviction and execution sentence of Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The 11th branch of Iran's Gilan Provincial Court has determined that Pastor Nadarkhani has Islamic ancestry and therefore must recant his faith in Jesus Christ. Iran's supreme court had previously ruled […]