Author Archive: Administrator

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights refers to the "basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled."

 
 

C. Welton Gaddy: Between Religion and Politics (Chautauqua Institution)

Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of The Interfaith Alliance and whose past leadership roles include president of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and chair of the Pastoral Leadership Commission of the Baptist World Alliance, discusses the philosophy and implications of secularism and the importance of a relationship between religion and politics.

 
 

Jefferson and Mason: From Toleration to Freedom (Chautauqua Institution)

Charles Haynes, senior scholar at the First Amendment Center, has a conversation with actors portraying George Mason and Thomas Jefferson on the subject of universal rights and the free exercise of religion.

 
 

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Get the latest news, share stories, or comment on current events at our Facebook group. ReligiousLiberty.TV , launched in June 2008, is a leading independent online resource for news, information, commentary, and insights on contemporary issues involving the free exercise and establishment clauses of the United States Constitution. Today's rapidly evolving Constitutional landscape has led to countless ambiguities and uncertainties […]

 
 

Soldiers Fight a Battle of Conscience

The Truth Commission on Conscience in War is a group of religious leaders and scholars who have joined together to discuss the theory of just war, international law and freedom of conscience during times of war. The 70-member commission recently held a public hearing at Riverside Church, where soldiers spoke about their war experiences. The hearing, inspired by a documentary, […]

 
 

Should Europe recognize Sunday as the official day of rest? (BBC Video)

Dr. Michael Schluter, founder of Keep Sunday Special, debates business entrepreneurs and representatives of other faith groups on the issue of whether Europe should adopt Sunday as a uniform day of rest. Part I Part II Related stories: ANALYSIS: European Sunday Weekly Rest Day Legislation Remains Unlawful "This matter deserves a full debate engaging all the parties concerned and in […]

 
 

Arrests Made in Christian Militia Police-Killing Plot (CBN)

EXCERPT: Members of a paramilitary group have been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and wage war against the United States — and they use God as their reasoning. The group is active in three Midwest states. The FBI believes some of its members were about to launch a massacre. Read more:  http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2010/March/Arrests-Made-in-Christian-Militia-Police-Killing-Plot/

 
 

Stephen Colbert Tests Columbia Prof On Textbooks (Comedy Central)

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c I's on Edjukashun – Texas School Board www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Health Care Reform The Texas State Board of Education has voted to radically alter textbook lessons for future generations, removing from curricula separation of church and state and references to Thomas Jefferson. In response, Stephen Colbert had […]

 
 

9th Circuit Holds 'Ministerial Exception' Bars Seminarian Employment Case

EXCERPT: This “ministerial exception” helps to preserve the wall between church and state from even the mundane government intrusion presented here. In this case, plaintiff Cesar Rosas seeks pay for the overtime hours he worked as a seminarian in a Catholic church in Washington. The district court correctly determined that the ministerial exception bars Rosas's claim and dismissed the case on the pleadings.

 
 

Washington State Bill to Unionize Child Care Centers Dies in Committee

Washington State Bill to Unionize Child Care Centers Dies in Committee We have good news from the State of Washington. You may have read our last newsletter about the bill that labor unions were trying to pass that would unionize private child care centers, and including faith-based preschools, and categorize their workers as government employees for purposes of union due, […]