Monthly Archives: December 2009

France retreating on burqa ban

France retreating on burqa ban – Europe – World – The Times of IndiaPARIS: France is moving towards outlawing full Islamic veils in certain public buildings, stopping short of a broader ban that could violate the right to religious freedom, … Continue reading

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Kazakhstan: Calls to probe Kyrgyzstan journalist’s murder

Media watchdog groups have called for an immediate investigation into the murder of Kyrgyzstan journalist Gennady Pavlyuk.(Left : Pres. Bakiyev, Kyrgystan) Reporters Without Borders and the International Press Institute also warned of increasing dangers to journalists in the region. Last … Continue reading

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Moultrie Observer – Pew study can give us perspective on religious freedom

Moultrie Observer – Pew study can give us perspective on religious freedom On the other hand, in most cities and towns it’s difficult to look in any direction without seeing a church steeple or reading about a program sponsored by … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom: Too many chains

Two centuries after the French and American revolutions, and 20 years after Soviet communism’s fall, liberty of conscience may be receding again The Economist THE Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the great moral statements of the 20th century, … Continue reading

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France’s War Against Religious Liberty; Targeting of Muslims Just Another Element of Ongoing Government Discrimination of Religious Minorities

In yet another statement targeting religious minorities, the French government has demonstrated its lack of commitment to religious liberty and its targeting of religious minorities. On December 16, Eric Besson, France’s immigration minister, announced that he wants the wearing of … Continue reading

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Switzerland: The Minaret Ban and it’s Implicatiohs

“Religious Freedom as the Prerequisite for Interfaith Dialogue” The Minaret Ban and its Implications This speech has been given by Peter Zoehrer, FOREF Europe (Thursday, December 03, 2009, at 5:30 PM, Vienna International University) Ladies and gentlemen: in 1948, exactly … Continue reading

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