Archive for: February, 2011

Ten Commandments' return to Va. school district depends on legal battle's outcome


Federal judge dismisses religious challenge to Obama health plan


Europe's Bishops Urge Defence of Religious Freedom


VIDEO: President Obama on Church and State

Obama on Church and State Obama explains the importance of church-state separation in a variety of ways. What it comes down to is; In a diverse democratic society, any proposed policy must justify itself via the benefits we ALL see, rather than via arguments that only hold true to people who have one certain religious worldview.


Secularism isn't the same everywhere: Three models in Europe highlight various church-state relations (ANN)

23 Feb 2011, Berne, Switzerland Corrado Cozzi (Reprinted from Adventist News Network) Understanding three models of church-state relations in Europe is a key first step in addressing issues of religious freedom here. As recently as a decade ago, religion in the West was considered to be facing extinction. Now more than ever, matters of religious freedom and human rights in […]


Analysis: Obama Administration Declines to Defend Part of the Defense of Marriage Act

Today Attorney General Eric Holder and the Obama Administration announced that the Justice Department will no longer attempt to defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) (which defines “marriage” as between one man and one woman and “spouse” as a member of the opposite sex) from challenges in states that recognize gay marriage.


Article18: Thailand Preview

Article18: Thailand Preview

By Martin Surridge – This week's entry will be short. In just a few hours I will be boarding a plane to Thailand to work with a non-profit group setting up a freshwater system for villages in the north of the country. I will also be speaking to people in the region about religious liberty and my first article after […]


Article18: Indonesia — Ahmadis Viciously Killed While Police Watch; Courts to Sentence Muslim Cleric to Life in Prison on Terrorism Charges

Article18: Indonesia — Ahmadis Viciously Killed While Police Watch; Courts to Sentence Muslim Cleric to Life in Prison on Terrorism Charges

By Martin Surridge – President Barack Obama's Kenyan connection and family lineage is well known, but the Hawaiian-born democrat from Illinois also spent several formative years in the nation of Indonesia–which he hailed last year as a country "defined by more than its Muslim population" and where "individuals are not defined solely by their faith." The president may regret those words after the […]


Putting a Smile on Human Dignity

By Ray Dabrowski – The stamina, and a victorious resolve of the people of Egypt brings back memories. For some of us, who experienced the 1980 Solidarity protests, and the ultimate collapse of the regime in Poland, smiles and tears painted our faces when the announcement was made that the Egypt's strongman, Hosni Mubarak, has stepped down. The message, the […] : YUCAIPA: 'In God We Trust' to be displayed

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