Tag: World Religion

SUPREMES TURN BACK ATHEIST’S DEMANDS AGAIN

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned back – again – a demand from an atheist who insists on removing any reference to “God” from the discourse of government. There are references to a deity on money – the motto “In God We Trust” – and in the Pledge of Allegiance, as well as in […]

‘Stunningly bizarre’: Ohio public library cancels LGBT Pride event after backlash

An Ohio public library canceled an LGBT Pride week event after it sparked outrage from the Republican speaker of the state House. Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder sent a letter to the Ohio Library Council on Friday demanding that the Licking County Library in Newark stop a planned Pride week event. The event, aimed at […]

Pope pleads for European unity, warns against fear-mongers

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for Europe to stick together and revive the ideals of its founders on Sunday (2 June), saying ideologies and fear-mongering politicians were threatening its very existence as a bloc. His comments to journalists on the plane while returning from a three-day trip to Romania, one of the more recent […]

Pope Francis sounds racism alarm as EU nationalists win big

Pope Francis warned on Monday (May 27) against a rise of intolerance and racism as far-right nationalists and eurosceptic parties made historic gains in European elections. “The signs of meanness we see around us heighten our fear of ‘the other’, the unknown, the marginalised, the foreigner,” he said in a message for the World Day […]

School Intimidated Into Dropping Daily “God Bless America” Declaration

A Pennsylvania elementary school principal has been forced to stop saying “God Bless America” over the school loudspeaker, thanks to the intimidation of an organization apparently committed to deleting First Amendment guaranteed religious expression from the public square. Principal Peter Brigg was accustomed to declaring “God Bless America” after leading students and staff in a […]

Pope Francis tells the press: ‘The church is on your side,’ denounces fake news

“Freedom of the press and of expression is an important index of the health of a country,” Pope Francis told members of the Foreign Press Association in Italy, when he received them and their families in private audience in the Vatican on May 18. He reminded them that “one of the first things that dictators […]

Pope invites young people to pledge to build a new economy

Pope Francis has invited young economists and entrepreneurs around the world to help create a “new and courageous culture” that finds new ways to do business, promote human dignity and protect the environment. “We need to correct models of growth incapable of guaranteeing respect for the environment, openness to life, concern for the family, social […]

Pope Francis Calls for End of Sovereignty and Establishment of Global Government

At a meeting of the Pontifical Academy held recently, Pope Francis (shown in white) advocated a policy of decreased national sovereignty and increased global unity. A shift toward globalism is necessary, he said, in order to fight climate change and other worldwide “threats.” “When a supranational common good is clearly identified, it is necessary to […]

MASSACHUSETTS PROPOSES REMOVING ‘SO HELP ME GOD’ FROM OATH

It is not uncommon for people to have to swear oaths in court or when they were declaring their allegiance to America to utter the phrase “so help me God” or some variation thereof. However, state legislators in Massachusetts are considering a move that would make a secular version an oath available to all people […]

Expert calls for Singapore-style “Harmony Act” to criminalize hateful religious preaching

Colombo, April 25: Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, a leading Sri Lankan expert on terrorism, particularly West Asian terrorism, says that Sri Lanka urgently needs a Singapore-style “Harmony Act” to curb hate speech and hateful religious preaching. Talking to this correspondent on the rise of Islamic radicalism in Sri Lanka and the ugly manifestation it took on April […]