Author and investigative journalist John Sweeney went undercover to report from North Korea earlier this year. He found a nation brainwashed by a ruling family of dead gods, a dark state with no religious freedom.
Lawsuits fly in the Land of Religious Liberty. Atheists wish everyone Heathen’s Greetings at state capitols. And the Netherlands (sort of) ditches its blasphemy law.
An estimated 1.2 million students in England are placed in state-funded faith schools based on the religious affiliations of their parents. So much for so-called secularism.
Religious freedom lies at the heart of both Thanksgiving and Hanukkah. Saudi Arabia bans the “exotic practice” of free hugs. And Festivus takes a back seat to Khallowistmas, December’s hottest new holiday (invented by yours truly).
Professor Stuart Wright has studied new and nontraditional religious movements (NRMs) for more than 30 years. Since the 1990s, he’s documented a surge in state raids on these groups. What’s going on?
The Church of England welcomes women bishops. Another man is arrested for tweeting about the Prophet Muhammad in Kuwait. And word is God sent tornadoes to Illinois last week because s/he was upset about the state’s new gay marriage law. Watch out, Hawaii.
The British comedy troupe, famous for its irreverent take on religion, will reunite for a one-off show in London next year. Here’s a look back at Python sketches some faithful folks found offensive.
Tying into the surge of debate around Christian martyrdom and persecution, here are some highlights from a recent interview with Rupert Shortt, author of Christianophobia: A Faith Under Attack.
Debate flares over how people define martyred and persecuted Christians. An American church drops Bibles over North Korea. And a drunken Wisconsin woman drops trou in the name of religious freedom. God bless America.