Peacemaking

BOOK REVIEW: First Person Account Challenges Attitudes Leading to Rwanda Genocide

BOOK REVIEW: First Person Account Challenges Attitudes Leading to Rwanda Genocide

By Brent Buttler – BOOK: I'm Not Leaving  (2011) AUTHOR:  Carl Wilkens n his first person account of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Carl Wilkens challenges the reader to not only end genocide, but also the selfish attitude that leads to it.Genocide, to those familiar with the term it brings to mind stories and pictures we would rather forget.  Yet we […]

 
 

Pepperdine Conference Addresses The Claims of Law and Religion

EXCERPT: "The problem is that there isn't an understanding among the general public of the heart of the issue,"said Michael Peabody (JD '01), an employment attorney with Bradford & Barthel, LLP in Tarzana, California. "These issues become heated conflicts. When they hit the news, people become angry. They feel that their way of life is being threatened. But the issue […]

 
 

June is National Torture Awareness Month

June is National Torture Awareness Month

Join the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and congregations across the country in marking Torture Awareness Month this June.  Under the theme "2012 – Confronting the Culture of Torture," NRCAT has provided a variety of resources and suggested activities that congregations can use throughout the month. Worship resources; DVDs with discussion guides; banners, posters and bumper stickers; and resources for grassroots […]

 
 

Adventist church leaders meet with Hungarian ambassador on looming deregistration of churches

Religious liberty leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church this week met the Hungarian ambassador to the United States in an effort to help officials from that country better understand the potential effects of a looming deregistration of churches.

 
 

Should Congress Continue to Fund the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom?

Should Congress Continue to Fund the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom?

(This article was written as a contribution to a Liberty Magazine Round Table discussion. Read the other responses and contribute your thoughts at http://www.libertymagazine.org/index.php?id=1665 ) By Michael D. Peabody – In August 2011, the Pew Research Institute released a study, Rising Restrictions on Religion, which found that more than a third of the population of the world lives in nations where government […]

 
 

New Book Explores Common Origins and Experiences of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity

New Book Explores Common Origins and Experiences of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity

Abraham had two sons – Ishmael and Isaac. Although they appeared locked in conflict from their earliest years, both were children of promise James Appel, who holds a bachelor's degree in theology from Andrews University and a doctorate in medicine from Loma Linda University recently completed his latest book, Children of the East: The Spiritual Heritage of Islam in the […]

 
 

Karel Nowak: A Legacy of Religious Liberty (Spectrum Magazine)

Shortly before I left the work at the GC office I had an opportunity to sit down with Karel and ask him what he would say to the person who would replace him.

 
 

Understanding Islam Conference – Ganoune Diop – InFocus Interview

 
 

Adventist Church Selects New UN Liaison

Adventist Church Selects New UN Liaison

From Adventist News Network – The Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected Ganoune Diop, a theologian and multi-linguist, as its new voice at the United Nations. Former mission study centers director will also contribute to IRLA 12 Aug 2011, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States Bettina Krause/IRLA/ANN The Seventh-day Adventist Church has selected Ganoune Diop, a theologian and multi-linguist, as its new voice at […]

 
 

Obama's Olive Branch Doctrine (PART II) Interfaith Tolerance & the Reshaping of U.S. Foreign Policy

President Obama's middle-ground approach to the credible and well-established “Clash of Civilizations” theme – when formulating international religious freedom policy – is best understood when placed on a scale between tolerance and international consensus (an interfaith, “soft-power” approach), and America's constitutional ideal of religious freedom and human rights (an Evangelical and “exacting” approach). Yet both policy methods delimit religious freedom, threatening it altogether.