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RELIGION/ Bryson: Austria’s Troubling Quran Law

Jennifer Bryson

12/8/2014

Austria’s attempt to mandate a single German translation of the Quran reflects ignorance about Islam and the factors contributing to violent extremism. By JENNIFER BRYSON

Religious freedom is an issue of burning relevance, that is still subjected today to innumerable attacks. The attack on the public presence of religion in the society is yet not limited to dictatorial states, but is affecting democratic societies as well in the name of a misunderstood neutrality of the State.

11/25/2014

US/ Prof. Bradley: Religious Liberty at a Crossroads?

Gerard Bradley

Religious exemptions - as in the US religious liberty law - witness to the value of religion as a transcendent good and not about personal idiosyncrasies. By Gerard Bradley

7/5/2014

SCOTUS/ Winters: About the Hobby Lobby Decision

Michael Sean Winters

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Hobby Lobby case and points out the risk that the Supreme Court's decision, while protecting religious freedom, entails the privatization of religion

7/3/2014

HOBBY LOBBY/A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom

Mary Ann Walsh

The Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties cases rests on an important part of the American experience: the defense of religious freedom. Sr. MARY ANN WALSH

3/6/2014

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY/ Rick Garnett: "Bigotry" v. "Sincerely held religious belief"

Richard Garnett

RICHARD GARNETT, Notre Dame University, examines the issue of religious liberty in the light of the recently vetoed Arizona RFRA proposal and, more generally, of antidiscrimination laws

11/4/2013

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM / Shahid Mobeen: This is how schools in Pakistan teach hatred of Christians

INT. Shahid Mobeen

In this interview SHAHID MOBEEN, professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, recounts his experience in Pakistani schools and examples of discrimination against Christians

8/26/2013

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM/ Fontolan: First marginalized, then eliminated

Roberto Fontolan

There are two essential aspects of religious freedom. The freedom to profess one's faith, in private and in public, and the freedom to participate in public life. By ROBERTO FONTOLAN

5/27/2013

REPORT 2012/ U.S. Government Singles Out Egypt for Worsening Religious Freedom

Edward Pentin

EDWARD PENTIN (Terrasanta News) comments on the 2012 International Religious Freedom Report, and on the warning the US government has given about the worsening situation in Egypt

4/19/2013

ISLAM/ Hulsman: Reciprocity is needed in treating churches in Turkey with mosques in Greece

INT. Cornelis Hulsman

CORNELIS HULSMAN, Director of the Arab-West Report, comments on the re-opening of a mosque in Thessaloniki, pointing out the need for reciprocity in treating closed churches in Turkey

4/12/2013

US/ Our First Right: Religious Liberty

Charles Chaput

America’s founding documents assume an implicitly religious anthropology—an idea of human nature, nature’s God, and natural rights—that many of our leaders no longer share. CHARLES CHAPUT

10/5/2012

PAKISTAN/ Minister Bhatti: I want to organize a global conference on the persecution of ...

INT. Paul Jacob Bhatti

Member of the Pakistani government PAUL BHATTI comments on the situation of Christians in Pakistan using case studies, and on his proposal for a global conference on religious freedom.

9/26/2012

UK/ Religious freedom falls on increasingly frosty ground

Austen Ivereigh

AUSTEN IVEREIGH discusses the state of religious freedom in the UK, including recent court decisions that could discriminate against Christians in the work place.

8/9/2012

REPORT/ Religious freedom is declining in the world, USA included

INT. Daniel Philpott

Professor Daniel Philpott shows how the decline of religious freedom can be dangerous both for the dignity of the individual person and the stability and peace of the country

8/7/2012

OAK CREEK SHOOTING/ Singh (Sikh Coalition): After September 11 we are more subject to ...

INT. Amardeep Singh

AMARDEEP SINGH, Programs Director of the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the US, discusses the tragic shooting at Oak Creek and how it is another example of the hate Sikhs face.

8/6/2012

US/ Chick-fil-A

Michael Sean Winters

MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS comments on the Chick-fil-A controversy, on boycotting a business and on the “biblically-based principles” that the president of the fast food chain claims to follow.