The group that compiles and maintains this web site is located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. However much of the site's content -- perhaps most -- relates to developments in the United States, where most of our visitors live.
We are located in the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat and Haudenosaunee Native peoples. The term "Haudenosaunee" refers to the Iroquois Confederacy comprised of the: Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca and Tuscarora Nations.
Unlike essentially all other religious web sites, we don't promote the beliefs and practices of a single denomination, faith group, or sect within a single religion.
Instead we try to explain the beliefs, practices, moral teachings and historys of a wide range of faith groups. We promote religious tolerance, freedom, understanding, coexistence, respect, and cooperation. We also promote equal rights and treatment of persons of all genders, gender identificatons, sexual orientations, races and nationalities.
Other web sites that discuss religious news generally include only information that has developed in the immediate past -- perhaps during the previous day. This web site often tells complete stories from beginning to end, sometimes covering a few weeks or even years. An example was the story of the 50 murders at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand during 2019-MAR. We covered developments over 17 month's time in five articles. Another was the 2019-APR fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. We consolidated information from over a dozen news articles published during many months into two articles about the tragedy.
According to "The Book Of Odds," the probability that a web site will contain pornography is 1 in 8.3. If you are looking for porn here, you will be disappointed. We only have words and the occasional non-pornographic image.
See the list of topics on the right side of this page titled: "ABOUT THIS SITE" for a list of main topics discussed in this web site.
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All medical, legal, and other information on this web site is for educational purposes only. For specific information including advice, diagnoses, options, and treatment, see your physician, lawyer or other professional.
Visitors come to this web site from all over the world. So, we had to select a uniform style for dates. We chose a Year-Month-Day sequence, like 2020-DEC-03, which is rarely used elsewhere, but is clear and unambiguous. If we had used a convention like 04-11-20 then some visitors would read this as April 11, 2020 and others would decode it as NOV-04, 2020.
To designate years, rather than use the AD/BC convention which is Christian in origin, we use the newer universal designations:
CE is equivalent to AD and refers to the "Common Era:" dates that run from 1, when the Jewish prophet, Jesus, was about five years of age, to today and beyond into the future.
BCE is equivalent to BC. It refers to dates "Before the Common Era." that run before 1 CE.
A sampling of recent new/updated reports:
This should give you an idea of the range of topics that we cover.
Our U.S. postal address is: OCRT, PO Box 128, Watertown, NY, 13601, USA. Unfortunately, the U.S. - Canadian border -- the longest undefended border in the world -- is now closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since our office is in Canada, we are no longer able to travel to our U.S. post office box. The US Postal Service has closed the PO Box. Anything that you send there will not be read or answered until the border is reopened. However, the Post Office is saving all incoming material for a time when the border is once more open.
We recommend that people use our Canadian postal address:
OCRT, PO Box 22035, RPO Cataraqui, Kingston ON, Canada K7M 8S5. Alternately, please email us at: [email protected]