Tag Archive: religious freedom

Ontario dad sues school board over no opt out classes on sex

TORONTO – A Hamilton father has launched a court battle against the local public school board, accusing education officials of refusing to accommodate his Christian beliefs on marriage, family and sexuality. Dr. Steve… Continue reading

Pakistan girl accused of burning Koran given bail, gets dramatic helicopter release from prison

A Pakistani military helicopter plucked a young Christian girl accused of blasphemy from a prison yard on Saturday and flew her to a secret location after she was granted bail. Live broadcasts showed… Continue reading

Christians take discrimination cases to Europe’s top court

Four British Christians urged Europe’s top court Tuesday to rule that they faced discrimination because of their religious beliefs. Two women accuse their employers of refusing to let them wear crosses openly at… Continue reading

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

Toronto school board raises rent for church group 800%

TORONTO – So if you are a Filipino Christian congregation renting space from the Toronto District School Board, you face a shocking 800% gouging increase in your rental permits. But if you are… 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