Tag Archive: freedom

Family launches suit against school board over Christian faith

A father of two elementary school children is suing their Ontario public school board for allegedly infringing on the family’s Christian and moral beliefs. The family has been battling the school board for… Continue reading

Muslim groups in Canada must act to save disabled Pakistani girl: CCRF

HAMILTON – Canadian Muslim groups must intervene on behalf of a disabled Pakistani Christian girl who faces execution for allegedly burning pages from the Koran, says a national council for religious freedom. “No… Continue reading

Radio Interview with CCRF Chair Highlights Plans to Defend Religious Freedom

TORONTO – In a recent interview with Radio Teapoli Catholic Radio, CCRF Chair Father Geoffrey Korz presented the council’s strategies for addressing the growing number of religious freedom issues in Canada. Korz highlighted the… Continue reading

Imam suspected of framing Christian girl accused of blasphemy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD — A Christian girl who was arrested under Pakistan’s controversial anti-blasphemy law may have moved a step closer to freedom on Sunday after police detained a Muslim cleric on suspicion of planting… Continue reading

CCRF Chair: Quebec’s Marois shows we need more religious education, not less

 On Sept. 12, 2001 — the day after New York City’s Twin Towers were hit — a Sikh friend of mine suffered an attack on his business. The property was covered with swastikas… Continue reading

Orthodox Jewish Montreal city councillor concerned about PQ’s secular policy

TROIS RIVIÈRES – The ghost of Ezekiel Hart is roaming the streets of Trois Rivières this week.   When Lionel Perez, a Montreal city councillor, who also happens to be an Orthodox Jew,… Continue reading

Couple to debate right to distribute atheist book

TORONTO – A Grimsby couple who want to have a book on atheism distributed to students attending the District School Board of Niagara will have the chance to make their case before an… Continue reading

Jailed Pakistani girl terrified, activist says

ISLAMABAD • A Pakistani Christian girl detained on accusations of defaming Islam was too frightened to speak in a prison where she is being held in solitary confinement for her safety, an activist… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ assaults on democratic values

Given the close scrutiny that surrounded the recent Alberta election, it is somewhat surprising that more attention is not being paid to the genuinely alarming things coming out of the mouth of Parti… 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