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Religious news from 1999 to now
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We also have a separate list of positive news items prior
to 2009-OCT about religious tolerance and information.

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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:

bullet attacks by religious organizations, leaders and individuals, directed against:
bullet other faith groups,
bullet secular groups, including governments, or 
bullet governments, or
 
bullet attacks by secularists and governments against faith groups.
 
bullet attempts by religious groups to reduce various groups' religious freedom and personal choice.
 
bullet significant struggles, conflicts, and changes in denominations' policies.
 
bullet significant cultural changes brought about by court rulings.

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.

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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:

bullet Slavery, 150 years ago;
 
bullet Genocidal attacks against Native Americans, 130 years ago
 
bullet Whether children should be Inoculated against childhood diseases, 120 years ago:
 
bullet Women's vote, 90 years ago;
 
bullet Availability of birth control materials, 80 years ago:
 
bullet Racial segregation, 50 years ago.
 
bullet Inter-racial marriage, 40 years ago.

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.

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Debates in the present:

These are unusual in that we have many relatively new topics being simultaneously debated.

bullet New topics (e.g. physician assisted suicide, spanking children, and same-sex marriage) have emerged recently,
 
bullet Other topics (e.g. married clergy, allowing women into the clergy, and equal rights for homosexuals) have been active for a decade or more and are still not resolved completely.
 
bullet Still other topics are just emerging (e.g. equal rights for transgender persons and transsexuals.

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.

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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.

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Current news items:

Media reports related to religious intolerance, violence, discrimination and change

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Archived news from:

1999-NOV, DEC  
2000-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2001-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JULAUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2002-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2003-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2004-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2005-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2006-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2007-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2008-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2009-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC

2010-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN

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Legal notice

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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Sources used:

bullet DayWatch is a daily service of Maranatha Christian Journal. It provides "a daily summary of news headlines with a Christian perspective..." The newsletter is free on request. Their web site is at http://www.mcjonline.com 

bullet Newsroom is a service of Worldwide Newsroom Inc. It provided articles written by "a network of journalists, scholars and other professional contacts in country."  Unfortunately, they were unable to make the transition from a free to a paid service, and are no longer functioning.

bullet ReligionToday.com is a conservative Christian news service provided by Media Management. Their web site is at http://www.ReligionToday.com They distribute a daily news summary on request.
bullet Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/ 

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An additional source of religious news:

bullet "RELIGION IN THE NEWS," is produced by The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of religion in Public Life. See: http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/csrpl/RIN.htm

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Copyright © 1999 to 2011 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1999-NOV-3
Latest update: 2011-AUG-04
Author: B.A. Robinson

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