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COMBATING BIGOTRY & HATE
There are two versions of a well-known fable you might have heard. In the first one, a scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog is afraid of being stung by the scorpion, but the scorpion explains that he wouldn’t sting the frog, for if he did, he would drown too.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
If a man breaks the law, does he then lose his right to be treated as a human being? It’s got to be said that here we’re treading on the toes of a very controversial and contentious issue.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The Austrian Parliament recently passed a law banning women from wearing garments that cover their face s. As is the norm with such laws that have sprung up in various parts of Europe, it pretends to “neutrally” apply to everyone.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
I believe in the power of speech. I believe in freedom of speech. I believe in my First Amendment rights. I believe in our country and our government. Mostly. I believe that our Constitution is there to protect us. All of us. And should be defended at all costs.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
So now you can sit in a booth at Stuttgart airport and access 300 audio prayers from a variety of world religions. The seed for it was planted back in 2008 with an experimental project by German artist Oliver Sturm. I have mixed feelings about this.
RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY
I’ve been following the President’s current overseas trip with interest. Whatever people think of the man (and I haven’t yet found a person who doesn’t have a strong opinion), I find it fascinating that he has chosen to reach out to faith leaders of all three Abrahamic religions.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
An atheist member of the Arizona legislature caused a small stir recently when she offered up a humanist invocation calling on her fellow representatives to “remember the humanity that resides with each and every person here, and each and every person in the city, and in all people in the nation and
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
It has been said that if one person told someone about something, and then the next day that second person told someone else, and then they each told someone else—just one person sharing that thing with another person every day—then within six years every person in the world would know about it.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
When you hear the name Norfolk, you’re likely to think of the sprawling Virginia metropolis fronting the vast Chesapeake Bay and not some other Norfolk, one- tenth the size, half a nation away, the ninth largest city in Nebraska.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is the oldest organization of its kind. Founded in 1929, its primary purpose is to "promote excellence in the communication of faith and values in the public arena and encourage understanding among religious and faith groups.