Religious news from 1999 to 2010
-- both positive & negative
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:
|attacks by religious organizations, leaders and individuals,
||other faith groups,
||secular groups, including governments, or
|attacks by secularists and governments against faith groups.|
|attempts by religious groups to reduce various groups' religious freedom and
|significant struggles, conflicts, and changes in denominations' policies.|
|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.
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:
Slavery, 150 years ago;
||Genocidal attacks against Native Americans, 130 years ago
||Whether children should be Inoculated against childhood diseases, 120 years ago:
||Women's vote, 90 years ago;
||Availability of birth control materials, 80 years ago:
||Racial segregation, 50 years ago.
||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
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
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.
Media reports related to
religious intolerance, violence, discrimination and change
2000-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC
2001-JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, 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
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.
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
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
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.
Reuters is "the world's leading financial information and news group. Their web page is at: http://www.reuters.com/
An additional source of religious news:
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Copyright © 1999 to 2018 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1999-NOV-3
Latest update: 2018-JAN-03
Author: B.A. Robinson