Tag: World Religion

Boston puts Christian flag in censorship bull’s-eye

Boston has created a number of public forums on city property for all comers to express their opinions, including a flagpole by city hall. Flags there have honored a Portuguese-American festival, and one with five blue dots symbolized the “five wounds of Christ when crucified.” Also, private groups have flown flags from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Ethiopia, […]

RABBIS PRAISE TOLERANCE AT UAE INTERFAITH CONFERENCE

Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meet in Abu Dhabi as 700 religious leaders gather for Conference of Human Fraternity. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, said that Jews and Muslims have lived together for thousands of years, in comments on the sidelines of a major interfaith gathering in Abu Dhabi. He is one of […]

UN to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week

The United Nations (UN) will mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week which is an annual event observed during the first week of February, according to the official website of the Organization. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly’s resolution adopted on 20 October 2010. In the document, the General Assembly, points out […]

Church in Las Vegas celebrates ‘World Religion Day’

A church in the Las Vegas celebrated “World Religion Day” on Jan. 20. The day is observed once a year, worldwide on the third Sunday of January. Many faith communities gathered at The Baha’is of Las Vegas. The local event included prayers from various religions, music, and discussions about commonalities in scripture. Worshipers told 13 Action News, […]

Christian Baker Can Sue Colorado For Religious Persecution

Last week, a federal judge ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, could proceed to sue the state for anti-religious bias. Phillips previously fought a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cited him for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex […]

Homosexuality is to blame for sexual abuse, not Catholic church, claims German cardinal

German cardinal on Friday provoked anger and controversy when he claimed the Catholic church was not responsible for sexual abuse by its clerics, and instead sought to pin the blame on homosexuality. “What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The […]

Court nixes discrimination against students of religious schools

Textbook-lending program challenged for refusing service to some All students in New Mexico will have equal access to educational resources after the state Supreme Court struck down a textbook lending program’s refusal of service to religious schools. The non-profit legal group Becket noted the ruling followed the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court decision Trinity Lutheran v. Comer, which […]

Christian Baker Back in Court

Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds – a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court – argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for […]

No Separation of Satan and State? Satanic “Christmas” Displays Aren’t Progress

What would the Founding Fathers have said about satanic displays at Christmastime on government property? Would they have insisted their First Amendment mandates allowing such or that something has gone terribly wrong with their American experiment? The Land of Lincoln is now more like the land of Satan, because in the Illinois Capitol Rotunda we […]

Parliament of the World’s Religions

On Nov. 1, I traveled with my dear friend, the Rev. Sara Isbell, to the seventh Parliament of the World’s Religions in Toronto, Canada. The first Parliament was held in 1893 in conjunction with the World’s Columbian Exhibition or what is more commonly referred to as the Chicago’s World Fair. Some 4,000 people from a […]