Reporting on religious news:
Starting in early 1999-NOV, we started to collect items from various news sources which describe incidents of religious change, intolerance, conflict and violence. These include:
We also collected positive news items separately that were related to religious tolerance and information until 2009-SEP.
The topics of religious change, intolerance, conflict, violence and positive news were combined after 2009-SEP,
Unfortunatley, lack of staff time prevented us from continuing these topics after 2010-JUN.
If this list had been active in the past...:
It would have dealt with the great ethical debates of the day. It would have discussed in depth:
Without exception, these great moral struggles have been resolved -- or at least partly resolved -- in the direction of greater equality and personal freedom.
Current struggles, like equality for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender persons (LGBT) as well as same-sex marriage may also all be resolved in the same way. Some commentators have suggested that these topics reached a tipping point in 2011-FEB.
Debates in the present:
These are unusual in that we have many relatively new topics being simultaneously debated.
We also maintain news summaries elsewhere. These are recent developments, both positive and negative, which are related to a specific topic: e.g. abortion access, homosexual rights death penalty, etc. We also track developments concerning the acceptance of gays and lesbians as church members and clergy. This is reported separately for each denomination.
On a positive note....
After reading so much hatred, oppression, mass murder etc. on our website, you may need an emotional lift or a reconfirmation of the basic goodness of people. We suggest that you read the "Acts of Kindness" section of the Toronto Star. The newspaper lists dozens of stories submitted by their readers of random acts of kindness towards people in trouble. See: http://www.thestar.com/ Although most of the acts were perpetrated and received by Canadians and located in Canada, the stories are universal.
Current news items:
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. sec 107: The news items contained in the above hyperlinks are provided by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, Box 27026, Kingston ON Canada K7M 8W5. They are intended to be available to anyone interested in the topics included, for educational purposes only. Any editor, author, Webmaster, writer, publisher, news service, etc that objects to being part of this listing may request that future works be excluded. We will also attempt to delete all previous entries from the same source.
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