Unlike essentially all other religious web sites, we don't promote the beliefs and practices of a single religion, or of one denomination, faith group, or sect within a single religion.
Instead we try to explain the beliefs, practices, moral teachings and histories of a wide range of faith groups within many religions. We promote religious tolerance, freedom, understanding, coexistence, respect, and cooperation. We also promote equal rights and treatment of persons of all races, nationalities, genders, gender identifications, and sexual orientations.
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 that tragedy.
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See the list of topics on the left side of this page titled: "ABOUT THIS SITE" for a list of main topics discussed in this web site.
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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 2021-MAY-25, which is rarely used elsewhere. However, it has the advantage of being clear and unambiguous. If we had used a convention like 04-11-21 then some visitors would read this as 2021-APR-11, and others would decode it as 2021-NOV-04.
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:" These are 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, back to about 13.7 billion years BCE according to many modern-day scientists, or perhaps 3761 BCE according to ancient Jews, or perhaps 4004 BCE according to many Christians. (There have been in excess of 200 different carefully computed estimates of the date of creation down throught the years based on the Bible and Quran.)
A random 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 have not been able to travel to our U.S. post office box for many months. 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 our email address, above. Its a lot cheaper, and faster.