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Freedom of Religion Articles - Page 2

The founder of the advocacy group Freedom From Religion Foundation has died at age 88 in Wisconsin. A pioneer in the effort to create a secular society, she leaves a legacy of activism that has inspired atheists, agnos ...

Category: Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Human Rights, Science, freedom from religion

Atheists win official protection from discrimination in matters of housing and employment in Madison, Wisconsin. Women seem to be coming forward as atheists in greater numbers than ever before. Leaders within atheist m ...

Category: Equal Rights, Freedom of Religion, Spirituality, freedom from religion

Among the many groups observing and reporting on religious freedom globally, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) monitors conditions in countries of the world, except at home in the ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

France enacts laws and regulations regarding secular schools, and some Muslims say that their religion is a special target. Following the awful killings of satirical journalists and Jewish store patrons in Paris in Jan ...

Category: Freedom of Religion

From a minority faith community besieged in Iraq, to pockets of religious believers squeezed by power plays coming from powerful groups around the globe, it seems that much of the instability in the world has a direct im ...

Category: Equal Rights, Freedom of Religion, Islam, Morality, Religion

Catholic Bishops are taking a stand. They are standing strong against the rights of women to receive birth control coverage as a part of their health insurance. The Catholic Church condemns condoms and hormonal birth con ...

Category: Freedom of Religion, Health and Wellness, Morality, Politics

The Swedish government has officially recognized a new religion founded on the practice of file-sharing, called "Kopimism". Kopimists subscribe to the tenet that information and knowledge are sacred; for them the act of ...

Category: Equal Rights, Freedom of Religion, Religion, Social Justice, Spirituality

In the spirit of the holiday season, we here at the Universal Life Church Ministries want to share with our ordained ministers an update on our charitable gifts. We recently had the privilege of receiving a letter from t ...

Category: Freedom of Religion, Health and Wellness, Holidays and Observances, Morality, Religion

Conan O'Brien, the late-night talk show host and comedian, has been officially ordained by the Universal Life Church Ministries. As of October 21st 2010 he joins the ranks of our many celebrity ministers. Conan O'Brien ...

Category: Equal Rights, Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Social Equality, Weddings

As the burqa ban sweeps across Europe, Austria is allowing the little known tradition of upturned pasta strainers to appear on driver's licenses. After just two years of fighting, Niko Alm, an Austrian ma ...

Category: Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Politics, Religion, Citizens Rights