Tag Archive: crime

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

Guilty plea in anti-Christian attack

A man accused of shooting a security guard inside the downtown Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group pleaded guilty Wednesday in connection with the shooting. Floyd Corkins pleaded guilty to one federal… Continue reading

Pupil who refused to wear electronic tracking ID loses appeal

A Texan student who refused to wear a badge with a radio tag that tracked her movements has lost a federal court appeal against her school’s ID policy. The radio chips track attendance,… Continue reading

In 2012, 105,000 Christians have died for their faith

In 2012, 105,000 Christians have died for their faith   According to statistics gathered by the Catholic Church, during the year 2012 around 105,000 Christians have died all over the world for their… Continue reading

Winnipeg police chief touts prayer to help combat crime

Winnipeg’s new police chief is advocating the use of prayer to help address the city’s crime problem. Acting police Chief Devon Clunis says he would like Winnipeggers of all faiths to pray for… Continue reading

Police investigating Brampton church blaze

Brampton, Ontario – Peel Regional Police are investigating after an incendiary device was thrown through a window of a newly built Brampton church at around 4 a.m. Friday, causing a fire that damaged… Continue reading

Federal government ends part-time contracts with minority-faith prison chaplains

The federal government has decided to end its contracts nationwide with minority-faith chaplains who had been working part-time in Canada’s federal prisons. Full-time chaplains who remain will be expected to provide spiritual guidance… Continue reading

Pussy Riot might go to jail in the West, too

It’s tough to think of a novel take on the plight of the Russian punk-protest band Pussy Riot. Is two years in prison for rudely interrupting a church service in any way supportable?… Continue reading

Anti-religious gunman charged

A gunman said “I don’t like your politics” before opening fire on a Christian lobby group’s security guard in Washington DC, says the FBI. Floyd Lee Corkins, 28, also allegedly had a bag… Continue reading

The Consequences of the “Hate” Label

Gunman in custody after guard shot at U.S. conservative group’s office A Virginia man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard at the Washington headquarters of a social conservative lobbying group on… Continue reading