Archive for: October, 2011

Mercer University: Religious Liberty in the Constitution

Gary Simson, Dean of Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law, speaks on religious liberty as established in the constitution and what it means to us. He discusses how the United States was designed to be a country that took religion very seriously but respected the decisions of individuals as to which religion to practice or not practice.


Eric Foner on the separation of church and state at America's founding

History professor and author Eric Foner answers the question: Getting to the American Revolution, what was the impact of the Revolution on religious freedom and the separation of church and state? Click on the video for links to more parts of the Norton interview.


Vatican Radio – Full Text: Note on financial reform from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

The full text of the document released earlier today.


CNS STORY: Vatican document calls for global authority to regulate markets

Excerpt: While the Vatican document focused on financial issues, it envisioned a much wider potential role for the global political authority. The agenda also includes peace and security, disarmament and arms control, protection of human rights, and management of migration flows and food security, it said. Establishing such an authority will be a delicate project and will no doubt come […]


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of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. 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


America the chosen nation – LA 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.",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 |

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:


Iran Supreme Court returns pastor's case to lower court (

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: