Christians’ discrimination cases rejected by EU human rights court

The European court of human rights in Strasbourg The three Christians had sought to resolve their cases in the Grand Chamber of the European court of human rights in Strasbourg, its final arbiter.… Continue reading

NEW INITIATIVE WILL STUDY RELIGIOUS SCHOOL OUTCOMES

NOTRE DAME, IN, May 23, 2013—Building on its groundbreaking studies into the citizenship outcomes of educational choice, Canadian think tank Cardus has partnered with the University of Notre Dame to establish a long-term… Continue reading

Bright Days Ahead for Faith-Based Universities?

 Ray Pennings  – Cardus.ca It’s a traditional path, rich and straightforward. Our university education is about us: our positioning, our prospects, our increased earning power. But if we set our gaze a little… Continue reading

PQ minister tells Jews to move their cars, ends 30-year tradition of tolerance

  Quebec Citizenship Minister Bernard Drainville has criticized a tradition in a west-end Montreal borough which accommodates the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.   For nearly three decades, municipal authorities in Notre-Dame-de-Grace—Côte-des-Neiges have removed… Continue reading

Anglican bishop suing blogger

HAMILTON, ON – The Bishop of Niagara is suing a blogger over online material he claims was fashioned to hold the spiritual leader of 25,000 Anglicans up to ridicule and contempt. The defamation… Continue reading

Police silence Rabbi, but anti-Islamist Pamela Gellar will still speak

TORONTO — Police won’t say how they’ll handle an anti-Islamist firebrand set to give a speech in the city — after police in York Region forced a rabbi to cancel her scheduled talk… Continue reading

Court rules ‘illegal’ Montreal Hasidic synagogue can stay despite campaign to shut it down

MONTREAL — News reports have branded it an “illegal synagogue,” and local activists at odds with the neighbourhood’s growing Hasidic population have campaigned to have it shut down, but a court has ruled… Continue reading

Human Rights Commission Won’t Protect Faith – Just Orientation

Two years after Rogers Sportsnet anchor Damian Goddard was sacked soon after coming out in favour of “traditional” marriage, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has dismissed his longstanding claim that the firing was… Continue reading

Anti-religious Bigotry Given Voice on BBC

Philosopher Daniel Dennett applies Darwinian evolutionary theory not just to species, but to ideas – specifically to religious belief. He believes religion hampers rational thought and ultimately damages our species. Professor Dennett told journalist… Continue reading

Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs

BRIAN LILLEY – Conservative MP Mark Warawa dispute has taken the issue beyond abortion and into the realm of free speech for MPs Do we elect MPs to represent our local area in… Continue reading