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. . . their argument simply amounted to this: It is our inalienable right to believe and worship as we choose. It is likewise our inalienable right to compel everybody else to believe and worship as we choose. But this … Continue reading
June 11, 1963: Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, protesting South Vietnamese government discrimination against the Buddhist majority sets himself on fire after being doused in gasoline. His heart remained, even after another cremation.
A Montana law requiring Hutterite construction workers obtain workers’ compensation insurance for any contracts performed outside their colony claim that their religious convictions are violated by purchasing such insurance. While a lower court found in their favour a higher court … Continue reading
In 2010 the world watched as Pakistani lawyers risked their lives to uphold the independence of the judiciary. However, since that time, many of those same lawyers have formed groups which now threaten judges unless the judge finds in favour … Continue reading
Evangelical teens comprise only 13% of the church, another 4% decline, while young agnostics and atheists increased 4%, totalling 35%. Evangelicals’ failure to recognize climate change as a threat is one of the problems. Recognizing climate change and supporting change … Continue reading
June 4, 1391: Jews in Seville, Spain were attacked and murdered after Archdeacon Ferrant Martinez preached hatred against Jews. The destruction of Jewish property and attacks against them eventually spread to other areas inhabited by Jews.
Christa Dias, a teacher in two Roman Catholic schools, was fired for breach of contract after giving birth via artificial insemination. A jury found that the church discriminated against her. She testified that she did not know that artificial insemination … Continue reading
An anti-blasphemy law is awaiting third reading before it can become law in Russia. Critics of the Right to Exercise Religious Liberty bill claim that it is vague and over-broad resulting in not only those of minority faiths and atheists … Continue reading
May 30, 1431: Joan of Arc was burned at the state in Rouen, France.