Tag Archive: religious freedom

Ontario Catholic Leaders Cave In to Government Pressure

Sharon McMillan, Co-ordinator of Communications and Media Relations for the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, recently publicized the Associations new position on Gay-Straight Alliances in Ontario Catholic Schools. It was sent to all… 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

Jewish groups increase pressure on German government to protect ritual circumcision

BERLIN — Jewish groups increased pressure on the German government Wednesday to speed up the passage of new legislation protecting the practice of ritual circumcision after a doctor filed a complaint with prosecutors… Continue reading

Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome arrested in Pakistan for desecrating Koran: reports

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A young Christian girl with Down’s Syndrome has been arrested in Pakistan for desecrating Koran, according to reports The girl, believed to be as young as 11, was arrested for… Continue reading

Pauline Marois’ two-tier secular vision for Quebec

The Parti Québécois is putting the emphasis squarely on nous — us — in this election campaign. Its slogan and theme song declare, “For us to choose” (À nous de choisir). But with… Continue reading

CCRF Calls on Province to Revisit Ombudsman Protection Law

TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Religious Freedom (CCRF) called for the Ontario Legislature to revisit the extension of the protection of the Ombudsman of Ontario to complaints involving schools and hospitals. In… Continue reading

Missouri’s new right to pray law far reaching

Canadians lack same protections Missouri voters on Tuesday passed its “right to pray” amendment, reaffirming the right to pray in public and in schools. In an effort to further define First Amendment rights,… Continue reading