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proselytization

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  • Proselytizing is the act of attempting to convert people to another opinion and, The word proselytize is derived ultimately from the Greek language prefix 'πρός' (toward). — “Proselytism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Independent news and ***ysis about Asia's politics, economics, culture and more, Korean religious zealots face a depressing endgame in Afghanistan as one of their number is murdered, with tragically more possibly to come ultimate aim of missions is proselytization and good works are a way. — “Asia Sentinel - Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places”,
  • Posts tagged Proselytization. UK councilor objects to Ian McKellan in-school gay talks, Gay Activism, Proselytization. News / Country Profiles. Pages. About. — “Proselytization " ”,
  • It would be totally unproductive, if we believe that there is a problem with "western Christianity" (which is proselytising and intolerant) but not with "eastern Christianity", especially its Orthodox variety in India (which is non-proselytising and tolerant). — “baluonproselytization - Colonial Consciousness”,
  • The assumption of these criticisms is that proselytization is the antonym of tolerance. But the American idea of religious liberty does not forbid proselytization; it presupposes it. Free, autonomous individuals not only have the right to hold whatever. — “Narrowing our public discourse - Michael Gerson - Townhall”,
  • It also highlights the reason that government shouldn't open itself to use as an instrument for proselytization: when that happens, leaders of religious groups inevitably try to use the occasion to secure the instrument of government for their religion alone. — “" proselytization - Irregular Times”,
  • Updated News from the catholic Christian churches, Religious Revival, Communion & Salvation. Beliefs, prayers & faith of community. Charity "proselytization" Bus firm drops Anti-Christ' ads after protests. SEOUL (UCAN) — Protestants have forced bus companies to ban an advertising campaign against their. — “The Catholic Asian News, Christian Churches, World Catholic”,
  • proselyte ( ) n. A new convert to a doctrine or religion. v. , -lyted , -lyting , -lytes . v.tr. To proselytize (a person) Jesus, referring to scholars and sages who undertook proselytizing missions, said "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!. — “proselyte: Definition from ”,
  • At least as troubling are what amount to instances of presidential dawa, the Arabic term for Islamic proselytization. At least as troubling are what amount to instances of presidential dawa, the Arabic term for Islamic proselytization. — “Obama's Muslim Speech "Revealed" - Atlas Shrugs”, atlasshrugs2000
  • They are a sport-shirted, discomforted lot, pacing, puffing feverishly on cigarettes, perspiring freely and proselytizing furiously. — “Proselytization - Definition and More from the Free Merriam”, merriam-
  • The act or process of proselytizing. 2007 February 20, Patrick Mcgeehan, "Student, 16, Finds Allies in His Fight Over Religion", New York Times: The result was that we have received no further complaints about such religious proselytization in our schools. — “proselytization - Wiktionary”,
  • The current volume updates and expands earlier studies of proselytism, and explores more thoroughly the theoretical and practical implications of proselytization and anti-proselytization, notably within the current phase of democratization and globalization. — “Equinox - Books - Book Details”,
  • Definition of proselytization in the Online Dictionary. Meaning of proselytization. Pronunciation of proselytization. Translations of proselytization. proselytization synonyms, proselytization antonyms. Information about proselytization in the. — “proselytization - definition of proselytization by the Free”,
  • inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization. maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization. — “In The Days: Current news events in the light of biblical”,
  • Catholic Culture provides: Liturgical Year, Documents / Articles, Web Site Reviews, the Catechism, and more. federally-funded social services in the same location in which "worship, religious instruction, or proselytization" takes place. — “Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : President Obama”,
  • June 17th, 2010 Jill Posted in Gay Activism, Proselytization Comments Off December 12th, 2009 Jill Posted in Children/Family, Proselytization Comments Off. Jim Hoft has done some fine detective work in highlighting the very unsafe material promoted by GLSEN under "Safe Schools Czar". — “Anglican Mainstream " Proselytization”, anglican-
  • Explore Article Welcome to (Sep 17 2008) Proselytization. Residents of Mangalore, who are obviously saddened by the fact that the peaceful co-existence between the Hindus and Christians who are 1,64,982 in number has been disrupted, however blame forcible conversion to be the cause. — “Proselytization - Hindu Currents”,
  • Countless hours have been spent in interfaith dialogue to ensure that Catholics do not aggressively proselytize to Jews. "Misleading and Aggressive Proselytization" that said "utilizing. — “Faith: 'Hebrew Catholics' hold private conference”,
  • (c) Organizations that receive direct financial assistance from the Department may not engage in inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization, as part of the programs or services funded with direct financial assistance from the Department. — “Electronic Code of Federal Regulations:”, ecfr.gpoaccess.gov
  • Is this the change you really voted for? President Obama has only been in office for two months. Now we have HR 1388. The Bill was sponsored by Rep. Carolyn maintaining facilities primarily or inherently devoted to religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization. — “Obama Youth Brigade: Church Attendance Forbidden”,

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  • If you ve often been to Stephen Avenue on a Sunday you ve probably seen the story board in the background I visited Prince s Island to see the Canada Day 2008 celebration Just off a bridge from the island I saw this group performing a silent play I believe this is a Christian evangelical group Being silent and all it was often hard to figure out what was meant such as at this point with the quot thumbs up quot
  • Document 46 7 Document 46 8 Document 46 9 Document 46 10 Document 46 11 Rosedale offered CAN and AFF as models of how European ACM groups could target professionals for proselytization particularly in the issue of mind control
  • The May 2009 issue of Harper s is Now Available Subscribers also have instant access to this article at Harpers org To view the newsstand cover click here
  • people preach at you about their faith on campus One group managed to avoid the pitfalls of campus proselytization and received a lot of positive feedback from the people who came their way Pictured above L R Reese Allen Jesus Xianhang Zhang It was
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  • Enjoy quality time with advertisements for P F Chang s and Verizon simultaneously Fend off proselytization from a Guatemalan grandpa who was brimming with literally the zeal of the newly converted if not quite with a solid grasp of the English language Cheesus
  • Facing proselytization and criticism in public the Cheeta Mewati
  • plans to establish industries newspapers transportation and telecommunications systems in Albania as the first step in establishing a Scientology state in the Balkans One of the Church s less controversial though perhaps more insidious plans is the infiltration of minority groups schools and other educational
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Videos

  • Hidden Atheist Talk - Proselytization Rampant at US Military Bases. Video Proves Proselytization Rampant at US Military Bases.
  • Hinduism Today Oct/Nov/Dec 2009 Summary The Editor-in-Chief of Hinduism Today magazine highlights the features of the October/November/December 2009 issue.
  • What Jews Don't Get About Missionaries -- Part 2/2 (Part 2 of 2) What Jews don't get about missionaries.
  • Mike Huckabee Ad Response: The Ichthys Talks Back On the eve of the Iowa caucuses of 2007, Mike Huckabee released a campaign ad with a Christian Ichthys fish symbol and a lot of talk about spreading the Creator's values. In this video, the Ichthys talks back about pluralism and demagoguery. The fish asks us, why does Mike Huckabee want to divide this country?
  • Let's Play Caves of Qud - 1-2 - Introduction and Proselytization Learn more about & download Caves of Qud at - Full playlist available here:
  • Indulge Me: WWECW in 2006 *I guess I don't really need two parts (what I really need is a camera with some heavy-duty battery life to handle my loquacious ass). Suffice to say that Punk expands his proselytization of discipline by taming the wild, decidedly undisciplined Sabu in a Dog Collar Match (Punk's speciality for obvious reasons.. watch the vid), and Rob Van Dam finally fulfills his destiny and captures the title he was born to hold when he goes over Kurt Angle.* One Night Stand 2006 Venue: Hammerstein Ballroom Tagline: WWE just got taken.. to the.. EXTREME!! 1. 3-Way Dance: Chris Benoit over Al Snow, Big Stevie Cool (w/ the bWo) (Taz chokes out Jerry Lawler) 2. Balls Mahoney over Justin Credible 3. The FBI over Super Crazy & Tajiri 4. Kurt Angle over Masato Tanaka (Paul Heyman shoot) 5. WHC: Rey Mysterio (c) over Sabu 6. Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk (& The Sandman) (w/ Beulah) over Cactus Jack & Edge (w/ Lita) 7. WWE Title: Rob Van Dam over John Cena (c) My roster: Rob Van Dam Sabu Tommy Dreamer The Sandman Balls Mahoney Justin Credible Al Snow Tajiri The FB I Taz The bWo Joey Styles Paul Heyman Kurt Angle & Chris Benoit (my two "draft picks" from WWE) Shelton Benjamin James Gibson CM Punk Shane Helms Chavo Guerrero Monty Brown Elijah Burke & Sylvester Terkay Kelly Kelly Test *** Holly RVD lost the WWE Title at Summerslam, whereas Kurt Angle won the ECW Title at the same event. December to Dismember 2006 Venue: Ted Reeve Arena Tagline: Join the Revolution! 1. WWE Tag Titles: London ...
  • 5. Faith-based Initiatives and Charitable Choice This is part 5 of a 6-part talk The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs. This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly. In February, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs. Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty. CFI performed a detailed historical study of federal funding for faith-based programs, extending from the rise of "charitable choice" legislation during the Clinton administration through the explosion of taxpayer funding for religious programs under George W. Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative. The position paper that resulted from this study expresses deep misgivings about government funding of sectarian religious programs. CFI cited concerns that these programs may use taxpayer dollars to support or favor religious activities and beliefs; that government may give preference to particular religious organizations in doling out funds; and that under current standards, recipients of taxpayer funding for faith-based programs are ...
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  • Atheist Perspective on Evangelism Penn Jillette gives his perspective on Christians proselytizing. Please pray for him after watching this video.
  • An Invasion through Conversion Part 1 Part 1 of 2: A video by the Dharma Raksha Samiti, Bangalore, presented here with their permission, to broaden awareness of the problem of conversion of Hindus to Christianity by coercion and other unethical and illegal methods in South India.
  • Let's Play Caves of Qud - 1-3 - Introduction and Proselytization Learn more about & download Caves of Qud at - Full playlist available here:
  • Tyler Perry On Criticism Some don't understand Tyler Perry's work and dismiss it, saying some of his characters are demeaning to African Americans. But Perry responds to the criticism this Sunday on 60 Minutes.
  • NEO-SALADINISM! Anti-Christian jihad against equality and human rights(MALAYSIA). ISLAMIST RALLY AGAINST CHRISTIAN IN MALAYSIA Quran teaches that there is a Crusader(Christian) and Zionist(Jew) conspiration and Muslim has to do jihad against Christian and Jews: Saladinism in the Koran: Koran's last revelation about jihad 9.29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, of the People of the Book (jews and Christian), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued. Quran sure 009.030: And the Jews say: Ezra is the son of Allah, and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah. That is their saying with their mouths. They imitate the saying of those who disbelieved of old. Allah (Himself) fighteth against them. How perverse are they! Qur'an (5:51) - "O you who believe! do not take the Jews and the Christians for friends; they are friends of each other; and whoever amongst you takes them for a friend, then surely he is one of them; surely Allah does not guide the unjust people." Sure 003.110 YUSUFALI: Ye are the best of peoples(muslims), evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book(jews and christian) had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are ***ed transgressors. Koran sure 098.006 YUSUFALI: Those who reject (Truth ...
  • Muslim Chaplains Caught Deceiving in Public Footage of a Muslim proselytization event at a public library. The footage shows how two Muslim chaplains practice the Islamically sanctioned deception techniques of taqiyya and kitman on the audience ( )
  • NewsUndies-20100827 (NU1034) All the news that shouldn't be news for August 27, 2010 including: What? Still? Again? Egg Recall Exposes FoxNews\\' Anti-Government Bent Religious Fitness? Is There A Semi-Annual FRT? Because He Has So Much More To Give Eeew... Smoking... Yuk! Yahoo Search - Powered By The Borg Wow. Hayden Panettiere. Weird and Pointless. Overpopulation A Myth? Grand What-yon?
  • Anwar on Selangor gov't's 'Unit Selamat Aqidah' The Selangor government August 26, launched a new unit aimed at helping poor Muslims avoid "facing the risk" of leaving the faith in pursuit of a better life. Called "Unit Selamat Aqidah", it will act as a service centre to receive complaints and requests for whatever form of assistance to ease the burden of underprivileged Muslims. The unit, announced by state exco Hasan Ali, will work closely with the Selangor Zakat Board, which will nominate staff to process applications - which will be approved as long as they fulfill the set terms and conditions. This is in response to the belief that Muslims have been receiving aid from Christian or church organisations because they had faced rejection for assistance by Muslim-based organisations and by the Zakat boards. Muslims fear that aid given by Christian-based organisations will expose Muslims to proselytization.
  • Proselytization and Religious Freedom Part 1 Part 1 of 2: Presentation given by Sannyasin Arumugaswami, Managing Editor of Hinduism Today, at World's Religions After September 11: A Global Congress, held Sep 15, 2006, in Montreal, Canada, as part of the panel on Proselytization and Religious Freedom in an Interfaith Perspective chaired by Dr. Kusumita Pedersen.
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  • What Jews Don't Get About Missionaries -- Part 1/2 (Part 1 of 2) What Jews don't get about missionaries.
  • GandhiJi: Conversion- Impediment to Peace and Missionary's Aim- Uprooting Hinduism Mahatma Gandhi on Conversion: Gandhiji was not awarded the Nobel peace prize because he refused to be converted. Now that missionaries are spreading their tentacles far and wide in India converting people by allurement, inducement and fraud (In the north east killings and threats are becoming commonplace) Gandhiji's message is all the more relevant in understanding and reacting to this problem. Missionary Terrorism will become as dangerous as Islamic terrorism if ignored. Please read & distribute. Compiled by Swami Aksharananda (Track No. 010119.1, Jan. 19, 2001) I Call Myself a Sanatani Hindu I call myself a Sanatani Hindu, because I believe in the Vedas, the Upanishads, the Puranas, and all that goes by the name of Hindu scripture, and therefore in avataras and rebirth; I believe in the varnashrama dharma in a sense, in my opinion strictly Vedic but not in its presently popular and distorted crude sense; I believe in the protection of cow. I do not disbelieve in murti puja. (Young India: June 10, 1921) Why I am Not a Convert Hinduism as I know it entirely satisfies my soul, fills my whole being. When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of tragedies and if they have not left any visible and indelible effect on me, I owe it to the teachings of the ...
  • 2. Faith-based Initiatives and Charitable Choice This is part 2 of a 6-part talk The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs. This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly. In February, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs. Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty. CFI performed a detailed historical study of federal funding for faith-based programs, extending from the rise of "charitable choice" legislation during the Clinton administration through the explosion of taxpayer funding for religious programs under George W. Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative. The position paper that resulted from this study expresses deep misgivings about government funding of sectarian religious programs. CFI cited concerns that these programs may use taxpayer dollars to support or favor religious activities and beliefs; that government may give preference to particular religious organizations in doling out funds; and that under current standards, recipients of taxpayer funding for faith-based programs are ...
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  • Wahabi cancer of the islamic world Shaykh Nurul Islam Faruqi 'Wahhabism' is a sect of Islam founded by Muhammad ibn Abd al Wahhab (1703 - 1792). It is a fundamentalist movement of the Sunni form of Islam and has become an object of surging interest because it is the major sect of the government and society of oil-rich Saudi Arabia, and claimed to be the sect of Saudi Arabian-raised Osama bin-Laden. Tenets of Wahhabism Wahhabism's basic text is the Kitab at-tawhid (Arabic, "Book of Unity"). Members of this form of Islam call themselves muwahhidun (the 'united'); Non-Muslims, and many non-Wahhabi Muslims refer to followers of the sect as Wahhabis (after its founder). Some Wahhabis claim that the label "Wahhabi" is blasphemous and offensive, as it assigns one of the 99 names of Allah to a group of people. Wahhabism claims to restore Islam from what its adherents view as innovations, deviances, heresies and idolatries. In its founder's view, by following his theology and practice, a Muslim would return to the original form of Islamic faith that Allah originally had intended all of mankind to follow. Adherents insist on a literal interpretation of the Qu'ran, not unlike many Christian fundamentalists' approach to interpreting the Bible, and a doctrine of predestination that is no stricter than traditional Calvinism. The aim of Wahhabism, to give it its common designation, is the purification of Islam of accumulated practices perceived by the sect as counter to the strictest interpretation of the Qu'ran and the law of Shariah, which ...
  • Not proselytize Penn Jillette (from Penn & Teller) describes why he respects Christians who want to tell others about Heaven and Hell.
  • Obama Administration Announces $500 Million for Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and US Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a new $500 million state-level grant competition, the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge. Joining Duncan and Sebelius at the announcement were business, law enforcement and military leaders who have advocated for increased investments in early learning to reduce crime, strengthen national security, and boost US competitiveness.
  • 4. Faith-based Initiatives and Charitable Choice This is part 4 of a 6-part talk The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs. This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly. In February, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs. Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty. CFI performed a detailed historical study of federal funding for faith-based programs, extending from the rise of "charitable choice" legislation during the Clinton administration through the explosion of taxpayer funding for religious programs under George W. Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative. The position paper that resulted from this study expresses deep misgivings about government funding of sectarian religious programs. CFI cited concerns that these programs may use taxpayer dollars to support or favor religious activities and beliefs; that government may give preference to particular religious organizations in doling out funds; and that under current standards, recipients of taxpayer funding for faith-based programs are ...
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  • Muslims Rally Against Christians In Malaysia Muslims in every country are losing their minds because every day thousands and thousands of Muslims are leaving Islam. Evil hates good and in Islam Muslims are slaves if any Muslim leaves Islam they must be killed, That is Mohammed's teaching and it is found in the quran and Muslims follow the quran.
  • Proselytization and Religious Freedom Part 2 Part 2 of 2: Presentation given by Sannyasin Arumugaswami, Managing Editor of Hinduism Today, at World's Religions After September 11: A Global Congress, held Sep 15, 2006, in Montreal, Canada, as part of the panel on Proselytization and Religious Freedom in an Interfaith Perspective chaired by Dr. Kusumita Pedersen.
  • Is Iskcon insulting Hinduism In 1995 Back to Godhead magazine, which is the magazine of the Hare Krsna movement published a series of articles called the "Glories of the Demigods" in which a description and understanding was given regarding the demigods and their relationship to Lord Krsna. The Federation of Hindu association(FHA) took an objection to that and sent a letter to BTG with their concerns. The following video is the exchange from the FHA and Jayadvaita Swami from that Magazine.
  • 3. Faith-based Initiatives and Charitable Choice This is part 3 of a 6-part talk The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs. This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly. In February, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs. Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty. CFI performed a detailed historical study of federal funding for faith-based programs, extending from the rise of "charitable choice" legislation during the Clinton administration through the explosion of taxpayer funding for religious programs under George W. Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative. The position paper that resulted from this study expresses deep misgivings about government funding of sectarian religious programs. CFI cited concerns that these programs may use taxpayer dollars to support or favor religious activities and beliefs; that government may give preference to particular religious organizations in doling out funds; and that under current standards, recipients of taxpayer funding for faith-based programs are ...
  • The Situation - Graduation Speech More at Rachel Maddow and Tucker Carlson discuss the (public) high school valedictorian who lapsed into proselytization and had her microphone disconnected.
  • A call for an Islamic Union (Harun Yahya) There are more than 1.2 billion Muslims living in the world today. Muslims constitute a majority of the population in 56 separate countries. There are problems, conflicts and even wars between some of these countries. In the present day the Islamic world has been unable to establish the necessary union, for which reason it is not sufficiently powerful. Furthermore, there is no center to define and teach Islamic moral values ... This, in turn, prepares the groundwork for those who put forward mistaken models in the name of Islam. The fact is, however, that all these problems can be solved and Islamic civilization can once again illuminate the whole world. The way for this to happen is for all Muslims to unite. Through unity, and the construction of an "Islamic Union." ISLAM ILLUMINATES THE WORLD At the beginning of the seventh century, Arabia was one of the world's most chaotic places. Many tribes lived on these lands, and each of them worshipped a different idol. They would declare war on each another, shed much blood, and even kill children for their misguided beliefs and idols. A life full of violence, barbarism and ignorance prevailed in Arabia. Until the birth of Islam, that is ... This dark world began to be utterly transformed with God's revelation of the Qur'an to the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). With the spread of Islam, peace, reason and civilization ruled. Within a few decades, Islam spread to all of Mesopotamia and North Africa, and reached Spain in ...
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  • Davos Open Forum 2010 - Does Religion's Claim to Truth Lead to Violence? 30.01.2010 Religions motivate people to relate to each other, to create understanding and to foster peace. But religions can be abused for political ideologies. Formulated as a universal right to truth, religion can turn into a claim to power, which may lead to violence. Recognizing this, the Ecumenical Council of Churches proclaimed the Decade for Overcoming Violence, which ends in 2010. Does religion have a tendency to impose its claim to truth through violence? Under what conditions? How is communal life possible in a society with multiple claims to truth? Do political views promote a claim to truth, especially when they legitimatize themselves religiously? This session is co-organized with the Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches (SEK-FEPS). Muhammad Ashafa, Imam, Interfaith Mediation Center (IMC), Nigeria Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary-General, Muslim Council of Britain, United Kingdom Edna Brocke, Head of the Old Synagogue Memorial in Essen Marcia Pally, Professor of Multilingual Multicultural Studies, New York University, USA Thomas Wipf, President of the Council, Federation of Swiss Protestant Churches, Switzerland Moderated by Urs Leuthard, Moderator, Swiss Television SF DRS, Switzerland
  • Dirty Tactics of Christian Missionaries Dirty Tactics of Christian Missionaries for converting people in poor countries.
  • The Jihad against East Timor The Jihad against East Timor In this segment from MANUFACTURING CONSENT the invasion of east Timor is highlighted. It is known fact that the Indonesian military had ships docked in Dili harbor specifically for taking loot back to Indonesia aboard ships and that concentration camps were set up. This film will not mention that the ethnic Chinese population was exterminated and the women (and girls) were kept on board Indonesian ships to serve as *** slaves and nobody (at least to my knowledge) has ever investigated this aspect of the invasion. What this film and the activist community did NOT discuss for all these years was that these crimes are permitted under Islam as to how Muslims should treat non-Muslims should they capture their women. Designated as "right hand" possessions these women and girls serviced Muslims in the Indonesian military who were sent to East Timor. These same military personnel profited handsomely from the material thefts as they caroused in their brothels of *** slaves. The activists simply were pushing the economic aspects such as Kissinger giving the green light for the invasion and publicizing the economic incentives to opening up the offshore oil fields to exploration and military sales to the Suharto regime. In all those years never did the East Timor activist community really talk openly and honestly about the activities of Muslim militias on East Timor (many were collaborators, converts or both). The lack of discussion also includes the role ...
  • 1. Faith-based Initiatives and Charitable Choice This is part 1 of a 6-part talk The Obama administration recently announced an expansion of government funding for so-called "faith-based initiatives," in which taxpayer dollars are doled out to sectarian religious organizations for the performance of social service programs. This government funding raises legal and constitutional concerns that the administration has yet to address directly. In February, the Center for Inquiry produced a position paper that called for an end to government funding of faith-based programs. Because government funding is scheduled to continue, the Center for Inquiry further recommended the adoption and vigorous enforcement of specific minimum safeguards to protect church-state separation and religious liberty. CFI performed a detailed historical study of federal funding for faith-based programs, extending from the rise of "charitable choice" legislation during the Clinton administration through the explosion of taxpayer funding for religious programs under George W. Bush's Faith Based and Community Initiative. The position paper that resulted from this study expresses deep misgivings about government funding of sectarian religious programs. CFI cited concerns that these programs may use taxpayer dollars to support or favor religious activities and beliefs; that government may give preference to particular religious organizations in doling out funds; and that under current standards, recipients of taxpayer funding for faith-based programs are ...
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  • Proselytization Here I am, trying to pronounce proselytization. For those that don't know what proselytize is, it means to basically advertise your religion to other people, often being pushy about it. Religion Is Man-Made:
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  • Kandhamal Interim Report SC Mohapatra, the retired judge who comprised the one-man commission that investigated Kandhamal violence, has submitted interim report. According to report, Conversions, Fake caste certificates and Tribal land grabbing are reasons for the Kandhamal riots.