14 septembre 2019

Trump Asserts New Win for Religious HBCUs

HomeBy Andrew Kreighbaum. Department of Justice lifts restriction on capital financing for faith-based historically black colleges -- part of White House effort to show commitment to HBCUs. But it's not clear how many colleges have been denied funding. More...

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05 septembre 2019

Pro-Antifa Professor Out in Iowa

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Kirkwood Community College announces that a professor sympathetic to Antifa and critical of evangelical Christians won't be teaching this year, due to safety concerns. More...

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30 août 2019

Statement by Jagland on the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Conseil de l'EuropeFollowing Resolution A/RES/73/296, proposed by Poland and adopted at the 73rd UN General Assembly on 28 May 2019, 22 August of this year will be the first annual International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. More...

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24 août 2019

New survey reveals which religions New Zealanders trust most – and least – after Christchurch shootings

The ConversationThere is no evidence in the trust data of local anti-Semitism or Islamophobia in the form of a trust deficit displayed towards Jews or Muslims compared to mainstream Christian denominations. But there is some evidence of moderate disproportional social prejudice towards non-mainstream Evangelical Christians, with nearly four in ten of the population distrusting them. More...

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How Muslim women break stereotypes by mixing faith and modesty with fashion

The ConversationPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision to wear a headscarf following the Christchurch mosque attacks in March has earned her worldwide praise. But in an online backlash, critics pointed out that women in conservative Muslim countries have no choice and risk public rebuke, fines or even arrest if they don’t cover up. More...

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Establishing fitness to stand trial as the first step in Christchurch attack court process

The ConversationThe first question that will have to be answered before the case against the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch mosque attacks can proceed is whether he is fit to stand trial. More...

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The Interfaith Influences of the Blues Meets Religion in Space

How do the influences of gospel music and Islamic practices meld into an American blues piece, then find interstellar travel?
Once in a while a story comes along that weaves interfaith dynamics across time and space, weaving art forms and opening our eyes to the remarkable dimensions of what – at first glance – seems ordinary. More...

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Interfaith Work, Natural Law, Unalienable Rights

The New Commission on Unalienable Rights: How seriously is religious diversity actually being taken. More...

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21 août 2019

2 Colleges Expand Religious Services

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Two religiously affiliated colleges last week announced new services for people of different beliefs.
The University of San Francisco, a Roman Catholic institution, has named Rabbi Camille Shira Angel, who has taught at the university since 2017, the university’s first rabbi in residence.
Shenandoah University, a Methodist institution, has hired Hanaa Unus, a Muslim, who is the first non-Christian to serve in the university's spiritual office. More...

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Labor Department Proposes Exemption for Religious Entities

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The U.S. Labor Department has proposed an exemption for religious educational institutions and other organizations to allow them to discriminate in ways consistent with their religious views when they are serving as federal contractors. Civil liberties groups have vowed to oppose the change. More...

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