Psychological Harms of Bible-Believing Christianity

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141102 By Valerie Tarico Away Point Posted: Nov 2, 2014 “I am 30 years old and I am struggling to find sanity. Between the Christian schools, homeschooling, the Christian group home (indoctrinating work camp) and different churches in different cities, I am a psychological, emotional ... Read More

Does “religious freedom” include the right to convert or scam others?

https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/jos%C3%A9-zalaquett/does-%E2%80%9Creligious-freedom%E2%80%9D-include-right-to-convert-or-scam-others   Does freedom of religion include the right to convert others, or pressure them into giving money? A contribution from Chile to the openGlobalRights debate, Religion and Human Rights.   Read More

Is religious conversion really a fundamental right, or can we ban it?

http://www.firstpost.com/india/religious-conversion-really-fundamental-right-can-ban-1701877.html   By Jaideep A Prabhu To most observers, India appears a paradox - teeming with diversity of cuisine, dress, language, pigmentation, and faith under one flag, yet simultaneously simmering with communal tensions. The paradox is even more glaring in the light of the democratic structure ... Read More

Is proselytizing good or bad?

source: The spectrum, July 13, 2014  http://www.thespectrum.com/story/opinion/columnists/2014/07/13/proselytizing-good-bad/12611245/ Garey BeardenWriters Group   Proselytizing: The active seeking of converts to a particular religion or sect. This activity is the cause of much strife in the world today, and has been for many, many years. All ... Read More

BJP leader says vested interst behind US, EU countries’ support to Nepal

source: http://www.myrepublica.com/portal/index.php?action=news_details&news_id=76018 KATHMANDU, June 01 : Visiting Vice-president of Bharatiya Janta Party Bhagat Singh Koshiyari on Saturday claimed that the United States, European Union and many other western countries have been supporting Nepal with the vested interest of converting Nepali people ... Read More

Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?

source: The Daily Beast, June 1, 2014   America’s largest Protestant denomination cracked down on moderates when the culture wars hit, arguing that liberalism led to decline. Now they’re hemorrhaging members just like everyone else. It’s hard to overstate the importance of ... Read More

‘Mysterious’ NGOs Under MHA Radar

http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/Mysterious-NGOs-Under-MHA-Radar/2014/05/25/article2243524.ece   NEW DELHI: The good times may be over for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in ‘mysterious’ sectors like participatory democracy, advocacy, action research, innovative communication, inclusiveness etc. Read More

Over 20,000 NGOs Flouted Funding Norms

http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Over-20000-NGOs-Flouted-Funding-Norms/2014/05/25/article2243775.ece Latest Intelligence reports have claimed that some NGOs receiving foreign funds have been used to fuel trouble in parts of the country. Claims the intelligence input: “Some NGOs involved in conversion activities are actually getting money for distributing fellowships. They are ... Read More

Through the Looking GlassHow Christianity portrayed Jesus as a warrior to woo the Vikings

http://cphpost.dk/news/how-christianity-portrayed-jesus-as-a-warrior-to-woo-the-vikings.9641.html   Despite more than 80 percent of Danes associating themselves with the Evangelical Lutheran Church, otherwise known as the Danish State Church, it’s safe to say that Denmark is largely a secular society. Every year fewer and fewer Danes attend weekly church ... Read More

A shameless, desperate attempt to inculturate Hindus: Locking horns over ‘The Asian Jesus’

Locking horns over 'The Asian Jesus' http://www.ucanews.com/news/locking-horns-over-the-asian-jesus/70975 Why was a respected Indian theologian called to the Vatican? Fr Myron Pereira, Mumbai India May 21, 2014 Read More
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