Religious minorities long have faced murder and prison around the world. Now the freedom not to believe by majorities in Western democracies is under attack.
The Mission Creep of Dignity
Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse
Dignity, rightly understood, has less to do with autonomy or independence than with intrinsic worth and the ability to flourish.
Female genital mutilation now being done in hospitals in Africa
Fredrick Nzwili, Religion News Service
International rights groups, churches, and activists are escalating campaigns against female genital mutilation now that a new practice has emerged in which girls are checking into hospitals to have the procedure.
Religious Bias Issues Debated After Atlanta Mayor’s Dismissal of Fire Chief
Richard Fausset , New York Times
Mayor Kasim Reed’s decision to dismiss his fire chief last week for giving co-workers copies of a Christian self-help book condemning homosexuality is fanning new kinds of legal and political flames in this city, where deeply held religious convictions exist in a kind of defining tension with a reputation for New South tolerance.