Monthly Archives: September 2009

Annual OSCE human rights conference opens with calls for improved implementation of international standards

Press release – OSCE:“Everyone who experienced the tragedy of living through wars or totalitarian regimes knows about the value of the respect for fundamental human rights and dignity,” Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, former Polish foreign minister, said at the opening. “There is … Continue reading

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Kidnapping & Faithbreaking in Japan

Since 1966, More than 4,000 members of the Unification Church of Japan have been illegally confined by their families and “deprogrammers”  in an attempt to make them leave the religion which they, as adults, freely chose to join. Those who … Continue reading

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PETITION: Witness for Kazakh human rights defender Evgeny Zhovtis Petition

DEAR READERS, PLEASE SIGN & help a great champion for human rights to get a fair trial (re-trial)View Current Signatures   –   Sign the Petition To:  World Community International Committee for Observation of the Law in the Legal Case … Continue reading

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GOD IN GOVERNMENT : Troubled Commission Faces the End

Is the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom going to disappear in 2011? That is when it’s set to sunset under its authorizing legislation. The agency, an independent commission charged with pressing the U.S. government to include religious freedom in … Continue reading

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The Big Question: Does God Tweet?

Please join the interesting discussion on the Washington Post Blog: On Faith: Thanks to new digital technologies, you can ‘tweet’ prayers via Twitter to the Western Wall or prayer requests to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. You can pray … Continue reading

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Swiss Catholic bishops oppose proposal to ban construction of minarets |

FRIBOURG, Switzerland (CNS) — The Swiss Catholic bishops’ conference said it opposed a proposal to ban the construction of minarets in Switzerland. A statement on the conference’s Web site said the ban would hinder interreligious dialogue and that Swiss building … Continue reading

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Update: wave of arrests of Christians in Iran

Iran (MNN) ― Iranian Christians have seen a wave of trouble coming from the government over recent weeks. Last month, authorities arrested 27 believers of a Muslim background (BMBs) at a home church, seven of whom are still being detained. … Continue reading

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