Tag Archive: human-rights

‘This isn’t supposed to be a Christian country’: Atheist to get human rights hearing against politician’s dinner blessing

A Saskatoon man already fighting Christmas greetings on city buses says the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has agreed to hear his complaint against a city councillor who said grace at a volunteer appreciation… Continue reading

THE REASONS CANADA NEEDS AN OFFICE FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Sun News reporter John Robson provides the straight goods on the reasons Canada needs its new Office for Religious Freedom.

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

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

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

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

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

British Airways Christian employee wins case

A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled. Nadia Eweida took her case to the ECHR after BA made her… Continue reading