Monthly Archives: July 2010

Freedom of Worship in North Korea

Freedom of Worship in North Korea from Religious Freedom News A Baptist preacher and some others made some ethical points on North Korea recently. “Americans may have limited knowledge of the details of North Korea’s extreme repression of its people, … Continue reading

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Ground Zero, Sharia and Religious Freedom

Ground Zero, Sharia and Religious Freedom http://religiousfreedomnews.blogspot.com/ Examiner contributor Dianna Narciso gets into this important topic in the news offering a “rational” perspective here. Newt Gingrich offers his here.“Stop Islamization” activist (including, Sarah Palin) objections (refutations) are duly noted here.Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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US Rams Through UN Approval of Homosexual Group that Opposes Religious Freedom

US Rams Through UN Approval of Homosexual Group that Opposes Religious Freedomhttp://www.c-fam.org/publications/id.1669/pub_detail.asp___________________________________________ By Samantha Singson      NEW YORK, July 22 (C-FAM)  The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted this week on a US-led initiative to accredit the International Gay … Continue reading

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Obama Moves away from ‘Freedom of Religion’ toward ‘Freedom of Worship’?

Obama Moves away from ‘Freedom of Religion’ toward ‘Freedom of Worship’?http://catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=37390&page=1 By Randy Sly 7/18/2010 Catholic Online (www.catholic.org) Words matter – listen carefully to our current administration Since the initially strong language on religious freedom used in President Obama’s Cairo … Continue reading

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The French Burqa Ban

Veiled ArgumentsFrance’s arguments for banning the veil do not hold up either in law or in common sense. New York TimesPublished: July 14, 2010By RONALD P. SOKOL Two years ago, France’s highest court denied citizenship to a Muslim woman on … Continue reading

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Iran Rejects UN Accountability for Baha’i Treatment

Iran Rejects UN Accountability for Baha’i Treatment (“niacINsight,” June 18, 2010) Tehran, Iran – The Baha’i International Community expressed its deep disappointment with Iran’s refusal to adopt recommendations made by the UN during Iran’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Iran’s Secretary … Continue reading

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U.S. Appoints New Ambassador for International Religious Freedom

http://www.iclrs.org/?blurb_id=398&table=blurb_new&page_id=8 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced on 15 June 2010 President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook as the United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, filling an 18-month vacancy in this critical diplomatic post. “Dr. Johnson Cook is an … Continue reading

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