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Religious Rights vs. LGBTQ+ Rights on Adoption: Philadelphia Foster Care Case (Updated 2021)

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…

Religious Equality and its implications on LGBTQ+ rights in the US (Updated 2021)

America is known as a champion of democracy and among its “forefather” rights which had been cemented since 1791 is the freedom to exercise one’s religion encapsulated in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  Today, that very democracy is called into question as it stands in conflict with the rights of the LGBTQ+…

The Struggle Between COVID-19 and the American Church (Updated 2021)

The COVID-19 Pandemic has become an unprecedented event for civilization. Many countries around the world practiced nationwide lockdowns to slow the spread of the virus, decongest crowded hospitals, and lower death rates. Currently, in the United States, there are approximately 14 million COVID-19 cases and 276,366 deaths resulting from the virus.  For the country, lockdowns…

Religious Discrimination in the Workplace (Updated 2021)

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…

Religious Rights of Minorities in the US: UN Expert Calls for Repeal of Laws undermining minorities’ rights to worship (Updated 2021)

Minority groups have been commonly mistaken or associated with a numerical minority but larger groups can also be considered minorities due to their inherent lack of power despite a major stronghold in quantity. This lack of power is the predominant characteristic of a minority group.  According to sociologist Louis Wirth in 1945, a minority group…

The Equality Act and its Implications: What are the people saying about it?

The Equality Act is the bill that prohibits discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. This is the bill that President Biden announced during his campaign trail that he would prioritize for his first 100 days of presidency.  When the bill was first introduced, Biden displayed his support, saying “I urge…

What is Interfaith Work?

It is simply fascinating to understand the different aspects of religion that have been introduced in our world many centuries ago. And these religions provide intriguing stories of miraculous settings, moral acts of guidance, and at some point, terrible punishments.  Some of these religions explore a monotheistic belief of having one omnipotent and omnipresent being.…

Trump Champions Religious Liberty for Students and Organizations

Last January 16, the White House Office issued through its official site President Donald Trump’s program and guidelines which aims to safeguard the rights of religious students and organizations to express their faith duly protected by their First Amendment Rights under the “Free Exercise Clause”.  In a statement, Trump acknowledged the fundamental right. He said,…

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…

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…