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
The Russian News Agency TASS reports that the vice-chair of the Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building, Elena Mizulina, has called for a package of draft laws aimed at combating destructive public associations and religious sects.
“I… Continue reading
Administrative Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia has reported that law enforcement agencies in Petrovpavlovsk-Kamchatsky broke out a window in a building where a Jehovah’s Witnesses worship service was being conducted, interrupted the service, and conducted a search.
Two armed… 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
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the so-called “Yarovaya package” of laws which substantially toughen criminal accountability for a number of crimes and introduce new forms of violations of law, including “failure to report a crime”.
The package also forbids… 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
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an advisory council to Congress and the US President, has added Central African Republic, Egypt, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Vietnam to its list of countries… 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