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What you need to be aware of here is “what does the good world actually explain to an individual?” And among them the one who says: “Our Lord! Bring us kindness in this world and kindness in the hereafter, and save us from the punishment of fire” (Al-Quran 2/201)The beautiful verse above is the best …

Religious leaders do not need to be vaccinated to organize a service. “We know that there are certain activities that are essential and necessary to access whether or not a person is vaccinated, and we have considered these in particular contexts, including real estate, hydrotherapy, religion and essential retail “said a spokesperson for the Ministry …

Apple TV + Foundation takes the vast universe created by sci-fi great Isaac Asimov and tries to anchor it in humanity. Concretely, through the eyes of its narrator, Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell). Gaal is a secondary character in the Foundation books, known as the biographer of Hari Seldon (Jared Harris). Here, she is a key …

State of Israel is threatened by a serious socio-religious divide that could split the nation in half unless a law is passed to decentralize authority over Jewish conversion, said Tzohar President and Chief Rabbi Shoham Municipal, Rabbi David Stav. Speaking on Jerusalem postIn the Zoomcast series, Stav dismissed concerns that conversions under such a law …

I have spent most of the past decade focusing on grassroots organizing and capacity building within the American progressive movement. From helping to create the largest leadership development organization on the left to launching a one-of-a-kind organization to mobilize male allies in the fight to protect and extend reproductive freedom, I proudly helped elect progressive …

10/25/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear from Rashad Hussain, whom the Biden administration has appointed to serve as the next roving ambassador for international religious freedom. The post was previously held by Ambassador Sam Brownback under President Trump. …

THE ‘Testimony of Truth’ Quaker is central to the practice of his faith by members of the Religious Society of Friends. Friends have always believed that they can have direct and immediate communication with God – which will enable them to discern the right ethical choices and to experience the importance of truth in all …

Jamaica is renowned for having more churches per capita – 1,600 and growing – than any other country in the world. Even though this statistical claim has been disputed by skeptics, the fact is that churches exist in every nook and cranny of the island. Available statistics show that 65% of Jamaicans are Protestant Christians …

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said socio-economic, cultural and religious factors hamper girls’ education and deny them opportunities to learn and become agents of change for our society. “It is only through education that girls are nurtured and trained as responsible citizens, capable of playing a positive and creative role in social development,” …

Serving those on the fringes of the church – or society – is not as complicated as it is sometimes claimed. As the statistics rage proclaiming that young people and people of color are exodusing mass from the church, I believe Americans are engaging God in beautiful and radical ways. I see evidence of this …

Eds: This story was provided by The Conversation for AP customers. The Associated Press does not guarantee the content. (THE CONVERSATION) Leaders of major Christian traditions in Ireland will hold a “Service of Reflection and Hope” in Armagh, Northern Ireland on October 21, 2021, marking the centenary of “the Partition of Ireland and the formation …

ASIA / INDONESIA – Abolition of the death penalty: a civil society campaign Jakarta (Agenzia Fides) – The campaign for the abolition of the death penalty, launched by civil society and supported by churches and Christian organizations, is intensifying in Indonesia. Several Indonesian civil society organizations have called on the government to remove the death …

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – Suicide bombers attacked a Shia mosque filled with worshipers attending Friday prayers in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 47 people and injuring 70, a Taliban official said. It was the deadliest day since the US military withdrawal. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the carnage at the Fatimiya Mosque …

Through Leonard Blair, Christian Post reporter | Thursday, October 14, 2021 A small group of anti-vaccination protesters gather outside the New York-Presbyterian Hospital on September 1, 2021 in New York City. Following a mandate from former Governor Andrew Cuomo requiring all hospital staff to be vaccinated, hundreds of hospital workers across the state protested the …

BANGKOK, October 13 (Reuters) – Two Buddhist monks in Thailand have become social media stars with live Facebook broadcasts that combine traditional teachings with non-traditional jokes and laughter. Some religious conservatives across the country, however, are not so amused. With an impressive mastery of youth slang, Phra Maha Paiwan Warawanno, 30, and Phra Maha Sompong …

. … while a book on the Niger Delta is announced for launch on October 21 By Festus Ahon, ASABA The National President of the Historical Society of Nigeria, HSN, Prof. Okpeh O. Okpeh, said Nigerians were starting to lose faith in the country. Okpeh in a foreword to a book titled “History and the …

By Tom Widlund, United Methodist of Woodland In Luke’s Gospel we find Jesus eating a lot. It essentially goes from meal to meal. I think he would love Woodland, with all of its great restaurants. Jesus loved a good meal and a good feast. IN Luke’s Gospel, he dines a lot in restaurants. Sometimes he …

ROME, October 9, 2021 (WAM) – Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, met His Eminence Dr Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of The elders and His Holiness Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, on the sidelines of an international meeting organized by …

NEWBURYPORT – Community members will gather on Monday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with a recognition of Indigenous lands, a welcoming ritual and a public reading from 11 a.m. to noon at Moseley Woods, 15 Spofford St. The celebration aims to provide historical education on Indigenous peoples, including the Alogonquin and Pawtucket-Pennacook peoples. It is …

Introduction 1. By its resolution 2584 (2021), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until June 30, 2022 and requested the Secretary-General to report to it every three months on the implementation of the resolution. This report covers the main developments in Mali since the …

Brett G. Scharffs, Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, opens the main discussion of the Symposium on International Law and Religion and introduces the speakers. Speakers Francesco Di Lillo and Susan Kerr discussed religious freedom and the challenges many organizations face. (J. Reuben Clark Law School) International affairs leaders in Europe …

NEW DELHI: Foreign Minister Harsh Shringla, during his meeting with Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Tuesday, reiterated India’s position on the full implementation of the provisions of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, including including the devolution of powers and the holding of elections to provincial councils as soon as possible. In …

Reiss notes that in Connecticut, for example, the rate of religious withdrawals from school vaccine requirements fell from 1.7 to 2.7 percent between 2012 and 2019, although there has been no change. corresponding in the religious composition of the state. In California, the rate almost quadrupled between 1994 and 2009. The increase in exclusion rates …

NEW YORK, October 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The World Council of Religions for Peace, made up of around 60 senior leaders from various religious institutions and faith communities, this morning released a joint statement expressing interfaith solidarity against violence, climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic. “The human family faces many crises, from extremists …

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – City and church leaders gathered with community members Sunday afternoon at Parkview Field for the 5th “March of the Friends of the Poor. “ More than 300 have come together to help end poverty in Northeast Indiana. The march was organized by the Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Society of Fort Wayne. “We have …

The NBA and its players union fought for months over vaccine mandates. In recent weeks, religion has come off the bench and made the drama worse. The ongoing conflict centers on the league’s approach to vaccine resistance. The NBA wants to push players towards vaccination by forcing the unvaccinated to comply with stricter safety rules, …

This saying is one of the ways the United Church of Christ proclaims its special pride in a story of learning from the past and adjusting to the present. When I arrived in June as pastor of the First Congregational Church in New Milford, I stood on the historic green in the shadow of the …

That says something about the progress in the Middle East that the main Islamist leaders in Iraq and Tunisia are calling for democracy in their Muslim countries. Their public faith in individual rights and freedoms is a welcome counterpoint to the hardening of the Islamist regime in Iran and Afghanistan. In Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Ali …

I have always been interested in learning more about different religions. I graduated from seminary, which in our church is a four-year religious education program for grades 9 to 12 youth. Here in Port Angeles, the young people gather at 6:30 am to attend the seminar before going to their high school classes. I discovered …

As Christians, we are called to live our values ​​which include concern for one another, especially for our family. The Gospel story centers on a family, the birth of a young child who needed to be cared for by his parents, demonstrating the sacredness of the place of the family, whether through adoption or birth. …

Pakistani and Taliban flags fly on their respective sides as people cross a security fence to cross the border at a border crossing point between Pakistan and Afghanistan in Chaman, Pakistan on Wednesday August 18, 2021. Credit: AP Photo / Jafar Khan Advertising Since the fall of Kabul, Pakistan has received much criticism in Afghanistan …

Three Californian parents are suing to prevent the state’s public school system from reciting prayers to Aztec deities who have been worshiped at the cost of human sacrifice – arguing that it violates US and state constitutions. The question arose earlier this year when researcher Chris Rufo reported on this particular aspect of the state’s …

NEWBURYPORT – After a heated discussion, city council voted by 7-4 Monday to approve a resolution recognizing the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples Day. The resolution recognizes that “Newburyport is built on the villages of the indigenous peoples of this region, including the Algonquins and the Pennacooks,” and that other cities and states …

GREENSBORO, North Carolina, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is a month-long celebration to educate and raise awareness about bullying and cyberbullying prevention. Educators and teachers can help fight and prevent bullying by creating a safe and supportive learning environment and a classroom culture of positivity, inclusion and respect. …

ALLIANCE – Mary E. Krispinsky Gonci, 89, surrounded by her family, returned home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Born August 5, 1932 in Youngstown to John and Mary Somsky Krispinsky, she has lived at Alliance most of her life. She graduated in 1950 from Wilson High School in Youngstown. Mary …

The Bhagavad Gita is considered to be the essence of ultimate truth which is the subject of all of the Vedas. In a speech, Swamini Satyavratananda drew attention to the views of the performers who showed that the meaning of the Mahavakya ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ is clearly explained in a systematic way in this text. …

OUIDAH, BENIN – JANUARY 11: The spirits of Egungun perform at a voodoo ceremony on January 11, 2012 in Ouidah, Benin. The Egungun are masked dancers who represent the ancestral spirits of the Yoruba, a Nigerian ethnic group, and are believed to visit the land to possess and guide the living. Ouidah is the heart …

Fiona Bruce MP, UK Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, and Mervyn Thomas CMG.(Photo: CSW) The founder of Christian Solidarity Worldwide has been elected as the new president of the UK Freedom of Religion or Belief Forum (UKFF). Mervyn Thomas succeeds the Bishop of Truro, Philip Mounstephen, in the role. “I …

by Beverly Aarons “This film is dedicated to the future memory of white supremacist, the original gangster of the new world,” says a deep voice. It’s like that Manifesto Destiny Jesus begin. Orchestral music rings out, white text fades to a black background, English writer William Gilpin’s words appear: “The unfinished fate of the American …

As the world evolves into a society built around technology and machines, artificial intelligence (AI) has invaded our lives much earlier than predicted by the futuristic film Minority Report. It’s got to a point where artificial intelligence is also being used to enhance creativity. You give a human-written sentence or two to an AI-based language …

“It is up to the individual to do the right thing for himself and his community,” he said. Victoria Jewish Community Council chairman Daniel Aghion said the council is in favor of anything that helps open the community. Police are gathering information on people outside a synagogue in Ripponlea after an illegal rally this month.Credit:Eddie …

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) – A Chesterfield soldier’s items are finally coming home. Sergeant William V. Archer served in World War I with the 42nd Rainbow Infantry Unit, and years later his personal belongings were discovered and returned to the Chesterfield Historical Society. Archer’s nameplates, rosary and postcards were donated by “Purple Hearts Reunited”. The organization …

Jean White, 86, educator, artist, author and for decades a major presence in Woodstock community affairs, passed away on August 29, leaving a legacy of kindness and inspired public engagement. A member of a pioneer family in Woodstock, Jean was a trustee of the Woodstock Historical Society, a pillar of Woodstock Meals on Wheels, a …

FULDA, Germany (CNS) – The plenary assembly of German bishops began with urgent calls for church reform and a reminder to heed Pope Francis’ warnings. Conference chairman Bishop Georg Bätzing called on all bishops to embrace radical change, German Catholic news agency KNA reported. He said visible changes were soon needed in the German Synod …

The Society for Military History is divided over whether to hold its annual conference in Texas next spring, as long planned, in light of the news ban on abortions after six weeks and other controversial laws involving right to vote and transgender youth. Debate over the location of the conference has intensified in recent days, …

By Reverend Topher MelhoffSpecial at the Star Journal I’m standing in the high school auditorium in my clergy shirt (you know the genre – the one with the white collar and tongue) talking about the importance of supporting trans students by calling them by their chosen names and their identified pronouns. I won’t know until …

The purpose of this fund is to support the areas of interest of the British Embassy mentioned below. The specific areas of interest are: Bidders must have a thorough understanding of religious persecution. An understanding of government programs would be an advantage. The organization will be able to demonstrate a strong track record in financial …

He assured the delegation that the government would assist in the modernization of all religious institutions in J&K. The LG also indicated that questions relating to reservations would be discussed with the relevant authorities of the Center. Several representatives of Sikh communities from various districts also spoke on the occasion and briefed the LG on …

The word “scapegoat” is derived from the book of Leviticus which is the third book of the Torah and the Old Testament. In one of his stories, all of Israel’s sins are put on the head of a goat, which is then cast out, even though the goat is not guilty of any sin. The …

The Bible teaches us that in an ideal world, “mercy and truth meet, justice and peace are embraced.” Instead, Texas has become the barometer of a world where justice spits on mercy. We can and must do better. Rosemary C. McDonoughNarberth, Pennsylvania. For the publisher: Re “God has no place at the Supreme Court”, by …

GOOGLE CARDS / PROVIDED The attack was said to have taken place at Gurudwara Singh Sabha on Ferry Rd, Woolston around 6 a.m. on Wednesday. (File photo). A religious volunteer was injured after he was allegedly attacked by unidentified men at the gates of their Sikh temple in Christchurch. The incident happened at Gurudwara Singh …

Even if you don’t approve of same-sex relationships, you don’t have the right to discriminate. (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) A rainbow flag frames the LDS Temple from its place during the 8th Annual Mass Resignation at City Creek Park on Sunday, November 5, 2017. By Payden Alder | Special at La Tribune …

(New York) – Indian authorities are using allegations of politically motivated tax evasion and financial irregularities to silence human rights activists, journalists and other government critics, Human Rights Watch said today hui. In September 2021, government finance officials raided Srinagar, Delhi and Mumbai on journalists’ houses, press offices, the premises of an actor, and the …

Washington – On September 15, the chairman of the U.S. Bishops Committee on Migration welcomed the decision by House members to include language in the $ 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill to open up the path to US citizenship for recipients of the Deferred Action Program for the Arrivals of Children and Other Immigrants. “We …

UTICA, NY (AP) – A federal judge on Tuesday temporarily barred New York state from requiring medical workers to get vaccinated after a group of healthcare workers sued, saying their constitutional rights had been violated because the state mandate prohibited religious exemptions. Utica Judge David Hurd issued the order after 17 medical professionals, including doctors …

A new report shows the results of an app that has mapped more than 5,000 families in 76 communities across 23 Brazilian states, whose territories amount to 350,000 hectares (865,000 acres) which, so far, have not were not recognized on official government maps. The digital mapping platform, called Tô No Mapa (“I am on the …

Philadelphia shareholder Kelly Dobbs Bunting and San Francisco and Sacramento office shareholder Jamie R. Rich of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP will speak at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual conference in Las Vegas to be held September 9-12, 2021. PHILADELPHIA CREAM, September 7, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Philadelphia cream Shareholder …

This week on Ask a Teacher, we’re answering a question from Ichiro in Japan. He writes: Question: Dear VOA, the Japanese do not understand Christian religious terms such as “religious leaders“, “clergy” and “clergy”. What are the differences? -Ichiro, Japan Reply: Hi Ichiro, The terms “clergy” and “clergy” are general and can describe any official …

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Negotiations continued Tuesday between union representatives for Orange County Fire Rescue and the county’s human resources department, which currently mandates all county employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted a religious or medical exemption. What You Need To Know All Orange County public employees must get at least one COVID …

Seaver College welcomed new full-time faculty at the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Along with these full-time faculty additions, Seaver also welcomed several adjunct faculty across the school’s eight divisions for fall 2021. Tenure-track appointments Jasmin “Jaz” Gray joined the Communication division as an assistant professor in communication studies. She received her doctorate from …

Law360 (Aug 24, 2021, 7:43 p.m. EDT) – Society Insurance Co. urged an Illinois federal judge to dismiss all bad faith claims against it in multidistrict pandemic business disruption litigation , claiming that she had never issued a denial of general coverage on COVID-19-related losses. The carrier on Monday asked U.S. District Judge Edmond E. …

The Moplah rebellion gave the opportunity to some rabid fundamentalist elements who presented the rebellion as against the Hindus Kerala has been in the news in recent months for all the right reasons. After attempts to reduce the impact of Covid-19 were made, Kerala led the way with humane, competent and effective measures. These ensured …

Sister Joséphine de Jesus St. Leger, SJC, 89, of Newport, RI, died August 16, 2021, at the St. Clare Home. Josephine Saint-Leger is born in O’Callaghan’s Mills, County Clare, Ireland To Patrick and Mary Anne (Kelleher) St. Léger to December 3, 1931. Life began for little Josie in the beautiful countryside. She was the youngest …

Northern District Police Chief Superintendent Shimon Lavi told the Mount Meron State Commission of Inquiry on Sunday that politicians have blocked all attempts by police to limit traffic to the site surrounding the Lag Ba’omer celebrations. Lavi is the opening witness to testify before the commission, which is expected to hear from political, religious, security …

WASHINGTON (CNS) – One of the main concerns of Carl Anderson, now retired CEO of the Knights of Columbus, is to preserve religious freedom in this country. “It is not so much about the arguments about the separation of church and state as it is about the values ​​that faith brings to our culture – …

NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – How could David Lipscomb react to the announcement that a woman was appointed president of the institution, Lipscomb University, which he and James A. Harding co-founded? The lip comb, a influential leader in the Churches of Christ From the Civil War to World War I, partnered with Harding to found the Nashville …

Mohan Bhagwat’s recent speech calling for dialogue between Hindus and Muslims stirred a hornet’s nest with lines drawn along the expected quarters. Obviously, it is difficult for Muslims to take Bhagwat’s word for dialogue leading to community friendship at first glance. But, a leader Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) speaking of “Hindu-Muslim dialogue” is better than …

Member of Finnish Parliament faces two years in prison for tweeting a post questioning her church’s alignment with a gay pride parade and for other statements expressing what she said was the point of view of the Bible on homosexuality. Dr Päivi Räsänen, doctor and former interior minister of the country, faces trial in November …

Facebook’s church is ready to capture the human soul in silicon. July 25, The New York Times reported that since 2017, the social media giant has quietly cultivated exclusive partnerships with certain religious communities. As always, the money is involved. While Facebook’s ultimate goals remain sealed behind nondisclosure agreements, the Times article hints at things …

With a joyful note, let the earth resonate, on the hills and valleys, let it bounce; A new crusade we proclaim with rapt hearts in this chorus. Our banner to the winds unfurls, our war cry to all those we send;Like the knights of old, there is no reprieve until all men receive this truth. …

They came from 10 different faiths, but the 10 religious leaders of the Interfaith Organization (IRO) were united in a silent prayer for the 13-year-old student at River Valley High School who was killed on Monday. Imam Syed Hassan Mohamed Al-Attas, who hosted the session at Raffles Town Club yesterday under the auspices of the …

Sanford Health announced Thursday that it is making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all its employees, citing the spread of more contagious variants. The Sioux Falls, SD-based health system, which operates extensively in Minnesota and the Dakotas, requires all workers to be vaccinated by November 1. More than 90 percent of clinicians and 70 percent of …

(The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of information, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) Americans who refused to wear masks or get vaccinated during the pandemic do not have the easy task of building a valid philosophical defense of their behavior. The leading philosophical authorities generally cited for defending individual freedom in …

By DONNA KINGCaroline’s Diary Some state universities have announced that they will require the COVID vaccine for students returning to campus. Public universities in the UNC system do not require, but encourage, the vaccine. Some private schools, including Duke and Wake Forest, require it. Wake Forest sent a warning letter to students last week. “As …

It is becoming increasingly clear that secularism as a public creed in the Western world has failed to meet the deepest needs of human beings and of society at large. The signs of failure are evident in the increasing levels of mental distress, loneliness, social exclusion, racism, aggression against the truth, declining confidence in democracy, …

On the occasion of the Eid al-Adha Movement for a Democratic Society, TEV-DEM issued a statement in which it congratulated all components of Syrian society: With the advent of Eid al-Adha, we express our warm congratulations and blessings to the families of the martyrs and the wounded, our fighting people and all of Syrian society, …

Spy charges, smoke rising from burnt documents in a courtyard, one superpower evicting another from its apartment building on Montrose Boulevard – it’s been just over a year since Houston was propelled into international spotlight on the 23rd June 2020, when the State Department closed the Consulate of the People’s Republic of China. Was it …

By Don Lattin Special to Examiner Almost forty years ago, when we resuscitated the religious rhythm at the old San Francisco Examiner, one of the trends I documented was the rise of an eclectic spiritual movement called the “Nones”. Not “nuns” with a “u”, but “Nones”, as in “none of the above”. These were people …

The motivations behind the assassination of the Haitian president remain obscure. But many Haitians say the corruption that escalated as billions of dollars crossed the country after a devastating earthquake more than a decade ago was almost certainly a factor behind its demise. Yet at the same time, Haitian scholars say lessons have been learned …

MELAKA: Police arrested 11 people suspected of carrying a coffin draped with the symbol of secret society 04 during a funeral, as a recent viral video shows. Melaka Police Chief Datuk Abdul Majid Mohd Ali said in separate raids that all suspects between the ages of 24 and 42 were apprehended at Ops Cantas Khas …

Original sin, written by Julia Fennell and performed by University Theater, is an intensely atheistic musical that totally despises people’s religious beliefs and is not ashamed to flaunt it. In the play, Judy, a pastor, is sent to hell after she has dedicated her life to God. She thinks this is a mistake until she …

Editor’s Note: In July, as Colorado Springs prepares for its 150th anniversary on the 31st, The Gazette prepared a series of articles on the history of our city. Return for a fascinating glimpse into the people and events that made Colorado Springs the landmark it is today. Churches and religious communities have played a central …

(Left to right) Marco Osuna, Laura DeJesus, Frank Coyle and Betty Coyle profess Secular Franciscans during a Mass on June 28 at the Padre Pio Prayer Center in Philadelphia (Pablo Lopez / Capuchins Franciscans, Province of St. Augustine) By Gina Christian • Posted on July 9, 2021 A Philadelphia couple who had been married for …

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, both the mosque and the university, are often considered a distinguished part of contemporary Islamic history. The institute is also seen as a reference to the ideal of moderate and constructive religious discourse, which rejects fanaticism, conflict and extravagance. Al-Azhar may not be a Qiblah (i.e. a direction Muslims turn to in their …

Following similar steps taken by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in Hollywood, as well as the Disney Empire, Amazon Studios – the television and film producer and distributor, and a subsidiary of Amazon – has adopted an “Inclusion Policy” which is a shameless race and gender quota system. Such policies, which …

A major Pew Research Center survey of religion across India, based on nearly 30,000 adult face-to-face interviews conducted in 17 languages ​​between late 2019 and early 2020 (before the covid pandemic), was recently published. The results of the survey suggest that Indians of all religions are on the whole religious and see themselves as tolerant …

Another controversy that arose from Friday’s House meeting concerns marijuana. The government tabled a bill on Friday to legalize marijuana in Belize. The amendment to the Drug Abuse Act aims to establish licensing, registration and operation requirements for the cultivation, processing, distribution and delivery of cannabis products for adult use. Home Affairs and New Growth …

We are aware that Article 15 of the Constitution of India prohibits any form of discrimination based on religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It prohibits discrimination based on religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. However, the State can make any special provision for women and children as well as for …

TEHRAN – A professor of history at the University of Oxford says the idea of ​​exporting democracy as a technique or technology is undemocratic. “The American idea of ​​democracy as an export element is not only undemocratic, but a product of neoliberalism,” Faisal Devji told The Tehran Times. Devji also says, “Democracy here has been …

For the third time in two years, the abridged video sharing portal, TikTok, has been banned in Pakistan. The ban came in the wake of a pending case before the Sindh High Court. The next hearing is July 8, and I have no intention of discussing a sub-judicial case in this space. But it allows …

Many years ago I wrote an essay for the magazine called “The Children of Macaulay”. Thirty-five years later, I’m pleasantly surprised to still think essentially the same way. The main ideas of this essay were the need for roots, the English educational system that made us Brown Sahibs, the alluring appeal of the English literature …

My wife and I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. The planning of how we would mark the occasion was at my discretion. Maybe I should have taken her on vacation – a second honeymoon of sorts. Instead, I planned a gathering of a few dozen friends back home. Maybe I’m cheap, but one of …

Colorado baker and cake maker Jack Phillips has shared his current battle with another case regarding his Christian beliefs about cake making. Speaking to Brandon Showalter on the Christian Post’s Life in the Kingdom podcast, Phillips revealed how God had provided him throughout the legal struggle. Jake Warner, legal counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), …

During our school days, we were taught a lot about the importance of educating girls. I remember that writing an essay on it was considered one of the expected questions of the exam. Much work has been done to raise awareness about this, but educating girls remains a challenge. An uneducated child is still much …

Supreme Court case goes beyond LGBTQ + rights vs. Catholic rights

The Supreme Court of the United States.”/>The Supreme Court of the United States. By DAVID CALLAWAY Religious Freedom Specialist for the Freedom Forum Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia has been touted as a flashpoint in a cultural warfare between religious freedom and LGBTQ + civil rights. In as …

The discovery of the anonymous graves of 751 people, many children, near a Catholic residential school for Indigenous children has caused growing angst in Canada, as it does after the discovery of a mass grave of 215 children near another Catholic boarding school in the country. Indigenous peoples are asking for an apology – and …

Photo by Matteo Miliddi on Unsplash Traveling together Back to normal! What normal? Hosffman Ospino Wednesday 23 June 2021Faith Help us extend our reach! Please share this article on social media Returning to normal requires us to ask ourselves: exactly what normalcy do we want to return to? Hosffman Ospino The excitement of returning to …

PARIS – A landmark cyberbullying trial in Paris, involving thousands of threats against a teenager who trashed Islam in online posts, paves the way for efforts to punish and prevent online abuse. It also raised uncomfortable questions about freedom of speech, the freedom to criticize a religion and respect for millions of Muslims in France. …