- Feb 23, 2020
The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued Aug. 29.
Arizona House Majority Leader John Allen issued an informal directive this year defining what constitutes a prayer. It should be “short, focused on a higher power, and serve no political platform.” That definition of prayer is not agreed to by all the representatives leading to tension.
In the public forum, secularism presents itself as a neutral space, a type of safe answer to the challenge of pluralism. In truth, however, secularism is a partisan system which is intolerant of transcendence and lacking in true acceptance of religious creed or spiritual experience.
After Pope Francis spurned a $1 million donation from the government of Argentine President Mauricio Macri, some are styling it a deliberate snub, some say it’s just Francis being Francis, and still others think the pope said no because the amount in Argentinian Pesos contains the Biblical number “666.”
BERLIN – Germany’s Roman Catholics are launching a campaign to reinstate references to God in the preamble to the newly drafted constitution of the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein. Last week, the state parliament voted with a two-thirds majority to exclude mention of God from the new constitution, becoming the seventh
ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to create a new state Office of Faith-Based Community Services. The Democratic governor announced his plan Thursday night in Harlem during remarks to a convention of the United Missionary Baptist Association. The agency would help religious organizations and houses