Tag Archive: Canada

Christian college prof to head Harper government’s new Office of Religious Freedom

OTTAWA —   A young religious studies professor from Ottawa will serve as Canada’s official champion of religious rights abroad, the Harper government announced Tuesday. Andrew Bennett, who teaches the history of Christianity at… Continue reading

Evangelical Christians are un-Canadian: Mulcair

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair lashed out at evangelical Christian groups Monday, accusing them of going “completely against” Canadian values and law with their beliefs about homosexuality. Mulcair’s anger spilled over when reporters asked… Continue reading

Funds for relief ‘creates danger’ for Uganda gays: LGBT spokesman

OTTAWA — An evangelical Christian organization that teaches that homosexuality is a “perversion” and a “sin” is receiving funding from the Government of Canada for its aid work in Uganda. The federal government has… Continue reading

Tribunal considers whether atheism a creed

ST. CATHARINES – Is atheism a creed, therefore deserving protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code? Versions of that question dominated a high-profile tribunal held in St. Catharines Wednesday. Rene Chouinard seeks to… Continue reading

Chris Selly: Religious education under fire across Canada

“You can’t extricate the faith. It’s woven throughout the fabric of the school.” These are the words of an Ontario Catholic school board spokesperson, responding to a father’s demands that his son be… Continue reading

Religious Freedom in Media Must be CRTC Priority: CCRF

OTTAWA – The Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has a responsibility to protect freedom of religious discussion and exchange in the media, and should support an application by Sun News, says a prominent… Continue reading

The future of Ontario education under Wynne

Teresa Pierre, CCRF Director and founder of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), joins Sun TV’s Michael Coren to discuss the future of religious freedom in Ontario’s public and Catholic schools. View the video… Continue reading

Petition backs Christian universities in academic freedom dispute

A group of academics has launched a campaign defending Canadian Christian universities against what it terms anti-religious bullying by the country’s leading university teachers’ federation. “What we have here is an academic union… Continue reading

Canadian deans accused of ‘anti-religious bias’ over attempt to block Christian law school

Canadian law deans are harbouring an “anti-religious bias” in their bid to block a prominent evangelical university from opening the country’s first Christian law school, according to supporters of the school, which has… Continue reading

Kwantlen University President Chides CCRF, Says Religious Freedom Case Now Closed

Students of faith at BC’s Kwantlen University will once again receive equal treatment under the policies of the schools Student Union, following pressures from religious freedom groups. In an email to the Canadian… Continue reading