Category: Religious Freedom
Joe Biden said today that if he’s elected (and assuming he has a Democratic Senate behind him), he will sign the Equality Act within the first hundred days. I believe him, too. This is an issue that the Democratic Party is united on. The only reason it’s not the law now is because the Republican Senate would not pass it.
The Equality Act would raise sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) to the level of race in federal civil rights law. That means that there would be no difference This would be bad news for the religious liberty of dissenting Christians, Muslims, and Jews.Read More
The blast in the north-western city of Peshawar struck the madrassa’s main prayer hall as a class was under way.
The muezzin who called the prayers said they wanted to show the attackers they “weren’t defeated”.
“(HB 164) was generated because of several instances in Ohio schools where religious expression was being restricted to specific times and places in ways not required of other expressions,” he said. “We just want it to be neutral.”Read More
Sudanese Muslim and Christian religious leaders have agreed to join forces and promote religious freedom in the country, now that the Islamist government of Omar al-Bashir is out of power and a recently signed peace deal includes language saying freedom of religion is a human right.Read More
Bands of pro-abortion activists attacked Catholic churches in Polish cities yesterday, amidst days of protest following a historic pro-life legal ruling that eugenic abortion violates the Polish Constitution.Read More
Faced with a federal lawsuit, Cuyahoga County has agreed to a proposed court judgment filed Friday that allows a Cleveland-area minister and wedding business owner to operate consistent with her belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.Read More
On the matter of religion in China, Beijing has made one thing perfectly clear: No religious group lies beyond the grasp of the Chinese Communist Party.
Late last month, the Jamestown Foundation reported on a new Chinese Communist Party program of collectivization and reeducation in Tibet similar to the forced labor campaign being carried out against Uighurs in Xinjiang province.Read More
Two hospitals have amended their policies to allow patients to receive visits from clergy as well as the sacraments, in a recent victory for the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).Read More
October’s cooler temperatures usher in autumn and mark the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays. The holidays began with Rosh Hashanah, which is Hebrew for “head of the year.” As is usual for any new year, it signals a fresh start.
Sadly, as Jewish Americans celebrate their most holy days, discrimination is an ever-burning bush, often at the hands of government officials.Read More
The criticism resulted due to the fact that elected countries were previously engaged in religious freedom violations. A few of these countries are China, Russia, Pakistan, and Cuba. Before the election on Tuesday, human rights organizations called on U.N. member states to oppose the election of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan due to their “unqualified” human rights records.Read More
Barbara Bollier believes that if you’re a person of faith, you’re disqualified from the Supreme Court and serving in public life. She would violate our Constitution and impose a religious test on any candidate.Read More
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin faced ridicule and criticism on Wednesday for expressing shock at dedicated aisles in supermarkets for halal and kosher food.Read More