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Religious Rights on Health Issues: Catholics and Jews call out coronavirus restrictions as violation of religious rights

On January 21, 2020, the US recorded its very first case of COVID-19 and in just a few months, the novel coronavirus had easily swept off the cities swarming hospitals and stacking up thousands of dead bodies.  The image of the pandemic’s effect was not just mirrored in deadbeat doctors and nurses asking people to…

Religious Rights vs. LGBTQ+ Rights on Adoption: Philadelphia Foster Care Case

The global divide on homosexuality still persists but over the past two decades, there has been an increasing acceptance in many countries according to a recent survey conducted by PEW Research Center last June 2020. Specifically in the US, the numbers have jumped from 42% in 2007 to 72%.  These numbers are directly and substantially…

Anti-Mormonism: Definition, Debate, and Status in the US

Mormons may not be on top of the list when the topic of “anti-religious hate crimes” is discussed, they still get a share of 0.9% (15 individuals) of hate crimes as reported in 2017 and are still increasing according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Crime statistics for anti-Mormon bias were tracked starting 2015…

Anti-Semitism: Definition, History, and Status in the US

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States and a racism watchdog, reports the largest number of anti-Semitic incidents in their 40 year long collection of data. In 2019, Jews in the United States have reportedly suffered 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents which marked a substantial 12% rise from 2008’s record…

What is Islamophobia? Understanding the Anti-Muslim Sentiment through the Lens of Westerners

This article aims to look at the image of Muslim and Islam through the lens of the Westerners and to understand the anti-Muslim sentiment in analysis of the 2011 data gathered and published by Gallup, Inc., an American analytics and advisory company based in Washington, D.C.  Introduction: What is Islamophobia and what are the basic…

Leaving Islam: An Ex-Muslim’s Life-Changing Decision

This article will revolve around the tenet of ex-Muslim followers, practitioners and believers, who turned away from their religion by birth which is Islam, a major world religion. Islam is renowned in the world as one of the most followed, chosen and lived by religions and dominations all over the globe.  As a little background…

Christian Persecution: A Horrendous Worldly Reality

This article is something that is very close to my heart as the title speaks of my personal identity as a Christian. I am a proud Catholic and Christian. I practice my faith, principles, and beliefs as a Christian, from the moment that I was baptized up to the present. Thus personally, it is a…

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

Religious discrimination in the workplace is a real problem. Religious accommodation in the workplace is important to make sure that employees are able to practice their religion according to their beliefs and to ensure they have access to the rights that are given to them on religious grounds.     There are legal and other…

Is Separation of Church and State Necessary in the Workplace and University?

  The separation of church and state is something that has been the law for many years now. Churches and religious organizations are not allowed to engage in political campaigns. In fact, the law does not recognize any church or religion at all. Churches are not permitted to engage in political campaign activities. If they…

Religious Tolerance Definition – Religious Head Coverings

The religious tolerance definition is a very delicate concept for the Western world. This is because, as you know, religion in the west has many different forms. And while Islam and Christianity are two of the more dominant religions in the West, there are others as well. Thus, it is easy to see why it…

Famous Authors on Religious Freedom 

Writing is both a meaningful and artistic form and avenue of expressing one’s views, thoughts, opinions, sentiments and feelings that are hard to be shared personally and to be aired out verbally. This process gives a long-lasting effect and relief to the writer as his or her inner recesses are at a paced and stable…

Examples of Religious Rights and Religious Freedom Organizations Today

Examples of Religious Rights and Religious Freedom Organizations Today (What They Do, How They Started and What is their Mission) Religious Freedom and Religious Rights are two aspects and dimensions that share a common goal in promoting the value and importance of Religion to the lives of individuals. Religion, as I have shared and discussed…