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22 July 2021
Religious freedom in authoritarian rule

CUBA – REPRESSIONS AGAINST PRIESTS DURING MANIFESTATION AGAINST THE COMMUNIST AUTHORITY Castor José Álvarez Devesa, a Catholic priest, was arrested and beaten on July 11 in Camagüey. He was released on Monday, after Sunday’s silent demonstration by the Catholic community in front of the place where the clergyman was detained. Rev. Jatniel Peréz, rector of […]

8 July 2021
Religious freedom in the world, July 08, 2021

PAKISTAN – A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FIGHTS TO SURVIVE According to the Catholic Church’s directory, by 2010, there were 504 Christian educational institutions in Pakistan, currently there are 355. Research by Suneel Malik from the Center for Social Justice showed a very large difference in learning outcomes between Christian and Muslim students to the disadvantage of […]

24 June 2021
International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 2021

August 22 is International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (#UNIDVRBV). It was established in 2019 by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in response to the growing number of cases of persecution and discrimination based on faith. Join the celebration! August 22 at 9 PM Throughout Poland, […]

24 June 2021
Religious freedom in the world. Selected news - June, 2021

London, UK – A woman who lost her job because of her views on the biological determinants of sex wins the appeal in the Employment Tribunal Maya Forstater, dismissed from her job as a tax advisor in 2019, on June 10 has won her appeal in Employment Appeal Tribunal.. The reason for the dismissal was […]

9 June 2021
Religious freedom in the world, June 09, 2021

France - attack on the procession honoring the martyrs of the Paris Commune On May 26, 2021, a procession was held in Paris to commemorate fifty prisoners of the Paris Commune, including ten priests, murdered on May 26, 1871 on Rue Haxo. The procession, organized on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of this event, […]

26 May 2021
Religious freedom in the world, May 26, 2021

Mjanma – four people killed in an attack on the Catholic church May 24, 2021, on the Monday after Pentecost, the Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus in Kayanthayar near Lwaingkaw, the capital of the state of Kaja, was shot at with artillery projectils. Four people died and the temple building was badly damaged. China […]

14 May 2021
Religious freedom in adult education

Religious freedom in adult education was the topic of the fourth, last edition of our on-line debates on religious freedom in education. During the meeting, we considered: the processes of desecularization and individualization of religion and the models of education open to the pluralism of values and religion the meaning of religious freedom and the […]

12 May 2021
Bulletin of the Laboratory of Religious Freedom May 2021

On April 21, 2021, a US federal judge temporarily suspended an order for a sailor to shave his beard, who believes it violates his religious rights. . Edmund Di Liscia, a Hasidic Jew aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, was counseled Thursday and ordered to shave his beard within 24 hours. Di Liscia previously obtained […]

5 May 2021
Religious freedom in student education

In the third installment of our regular meetings on religious freedom in education, we will talk, inter alia, about: the place of religious freedom in the academic space and its relation to freedom of speech, ways of expressing religious beliefs by contemporary students and manifestations of religious discrimination, as well as challenges that Polish universities […]

7 April 2021
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE EDUCATION OF TEENAGERS

Which is the appropriate way to speak to a teenager about religious freedom and how should their individual religious choices be protected? Is it a good idea to replace teaching religion at school with ethics? How should interreligious conflicts at school and in the family be resolved and build relationships based on dialogue? Does the […]

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