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The freedom blogosphere is a space for online dialogue and commentary.
Here we publish expert materials, reflections and statements about the protection of freedom of conscience and religion as well as reactions to the current social and political situation. We invite you to read and participate in the discussion!
8 September 2020
Do not understand? Do not destroy

Vanadalism is the deliberate destruction of someone else's property without an important (e.g. dictated by security reasons) causes. Its effects can be encountered all too often in public space. Every year in Poland there are tens of thousands of acts of damage to property - including sacred objects. Vandalism is a crime! According to Art. 288 […]

2 September 2020
France on fire - the cultural significance of burning temples

The French Observatory of Religious Heritage reports statistics showing that nine Catholic churches burned down in France in the first seven months of 2020. In 2019, 16 fires were recorded: two cathedrals, 13 churches and abbey (in most cases, traces found at the scene suggest that arson was the cause of the fire). In turn, […]

7 August 2020
Freedom – a right, not a privilege

Religious freedom – we study it carefully, as befits a "laboratory". But we also protect it by taking initiatives to counteract crime against freedom of conscience and religion as well as any discrimination based on religious affiliation. Why? Because freedom is not a privilege, arbitrarily granted and subject to limitations, but a right that belongs […]

5 August 2020
Damage caused to the chapel in Gąsiorowice - legal comment

On March 29, 2020 in Gąsiorowice (Jemielnica commune, Opolskie Voivodeship), an unknown perpetrator devastated the historic roadside chapel dedicated to the Mother of God. This act of vandalism aroused strong emotions in the local residents, but also the desire to repair the damage as soon as possible. We presented the above-mentioned event in a report […]

1 August 2020
The new atheism – a challenge to the modern world

Postmodern atheism is generally seen as "silent", practical atheism, which does not engage in direct polemics with theism. It is atheism that is certain that religion is doomed to extinction in the course of history and it is enough to show a little patience. The so-called new atheism, which does not want to wait anymore, […]

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