The All Faiths Network finds the recent European Court of Justice decision allowing companies to prohibit workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious signs” as potentially providing an excuse for employers to discriminate, ironically, under the… Continue reading
The Director of the All Faiths Network attended an interfaith peace event held by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Elder Association UK in Crawley recently.
The event was titled World Crisis and Pathway to Peace. Four different faiths spoke and about from… Continue reading
Large gaps in education levels persist, but all faiths are making gains – particularly among women, according to a new research released this week by the Pew Research Center.
“Jews are more highly educated than any other major religious group… Continue reading
Reports in the Guardian and elsewhere have highlighted concerns over holocaust denial websites that have succeeded in manipulating search results to gain prominence.
Typing the partial phrase ‘did the holo’ into Google brings up several suggestions which lead to holocaust… Continue reading
“Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression” says Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State David Saperstein.
In a blog post on the US Department of State’s official page, Saperstein writes:
“It is shocking… Continue reading
Human Rights Without Frontiers has issued it’s 2015 report on minorities under oppression.
The report covers 15 religious or belief minorities, including general information on the minority, their teachings, controversies and analysis of the roots of the political repression.… Continue reading
Reuters reports that a Buddhist temple on the outskirts of Beijing has decided to ditch traditional ways and use technology to attract followers.
Longquan temple says it has developed a robot monk that can chant Buddhist mantras, move via… Continue reading
Should there be limits to freedom of speech?
Does freedom of speech include the freedom to express hatred? Should lines be drawn only at the point where speech actively incites violence? Do laws intended to prevent the spread of… Continue reading
“Religious minority communities, particularly Muslim Crimean Tatars, suffer because of Russia’s application of its more restrictive criminal and administrative codes, notably its onerous registration requirements and notorious anti-extremism law” says U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Chairman Robert… Continue reading
Describing it as a colonial-era law, Indian website Lapidomedia reports that a warrant for the arrest of national cricket captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni has been issued in connection with his appearance on the front page of… Continue reading