Archive for: April, 2013

In Romania, Adventists launch ‘Freedom Caravan' to defend religious liberty (ANN)

In Romania, Adventists launch ‘Freedom Caravan' to defend religious liberty (ANN)

Apr. 23, 2013 Bucharest, Romania RUC staff/Adventist News Network s Romanian legislators consider changes to the national constitution, the Seventh-day Adventist Church is sponsoring a mass promotion of religious liberty with a marathon of town hall meetings, university lectures and inter-faith consultations. Religious freedom proponents from six faith groups, along with government officials, met in Lugoj, Romania, last month as […]

 
 

God's Love Remains Despite Tragedy Fatigue

Mourners after Boston Marathan Bombing - April 19, 2013 - Flickr: Vjeran Pavic (Creative Commons License)

These types of incidents used to be few and far between for us in the United States. (I fully realize that these types of events are a way of life for many people around the world.) To feel for the people suffering in Boston and the people suffering in West was just too much for me, as much as I knew and know that deserve all the sympathy, empathy, love and prayers that I can give. As the time has passed this week my hearts have gone out to them and I wish them a peace and a comfort that I believe only God can give.

 
 

Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Dr. Ben Carson asks pro-lifers to speak up and oppose abortion mentality

Carson warned of “forces in America that want to fundamentally change who we are without discussion. Said Carson, “They co-opt the media and get everybody to shut up so we don't know what is going on [so they can] change the underpinnings of the nation. We must be smart enough not to fall for it or one day we will wake up and find that we have a different nation.”

 
 

Liberty in Milton's Paradise Lost (Liberty Magazine)

In opposition to many of his Calvinist colleagues who believed in predestination, Milton argued, through the unrhymed lines of poetry in Paradise Lost, that the push for more political freedom on earth is an unstoppable tide of progress. That desire for liberty exists only because of the divinely instilled presence of free will given to humanity by the Creator, who, while He may have foreseen the Fall, allowed it to happen in order to give humanity an opportunity to make the greatest decision the universe could ever present.

 
 

States Rights and the Religion Clauses: Examining the North Carolina Resolution

States Rights and the Religion Clauses: Examining the North Carolina Resolution

This week, two members of the North Carolina House of Representatives submitted a resolution which would declare that “the Constitution of the United States of America does not prohibit states or their subsidiaries from making laws respecting an establishment of religion.” In other words, the legislation declared that that the state could make its own laws about religion and the federal government would not be able to stop them. Although the resolution is not likely to be approved, it does deserve some serious examination as it reflects a common argument arising in the religious right that the Establishment Clause does not apply to the states.

 
 

Guns, Teachers, and Religious Freedom: What kind of conversation should we be having?

Dr. Naiel Nassar

As the constant state of conflict in the Middle East demonstrates, violence begets violence. In order to tackle our culture's problems with violence we need a generational shifting of ideas.

 
 

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Stanford Law Program Promotes Religious Accommodation

Students at Stanford University School of Law have a unique opportunity to participate in the nation's only law-school based clinic program that focuses on issues regarding religious freedom and accommodation.

 
 

ROMANIA: Hamilton Promotes Importance of Legislation to Protect Religious Freedom

Conscience and Liberty Association, Romania in partnership with Lugoj City Hall, organized Monday, March 11, 2013 a symposium entitled Religious Liberty or Religious Tolerance.

Gregory Hamilton, president of the Northwest Religious Liberty Association and a member of the ReligiousLiberty.TV advisory panel, spent most of the month of March traveling throughout Romania, a formerly communist country where church members experienced severe religious persecution throughout much of the last century, meeting with religious and government leaders to discuss trends in religious liberty and to urge constitutional reform.