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Monday Musings: My, How Things Have Changed (Or Not)

Excuse Enough To Swear

While researching a story for an unusual name (Purkaple), I came across an article in the Chanute Daily Tribune (19 Feb 1912).  1,329 more words

Monday Musings

Lahore Church blasts: the beleaguered Christian citizens of Pakistan

By Shahid Khan

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A few years ago I visited Youhanabad, one of the largest Christian neighbourhood in Punjab, Pakistan. I remember the endless houses and an acute sense of love and unity in the air. 943 more words

Human Rights

Global Minorities Alliance condemns twin attacks on Pakistan Churches

Global Minorities Alliance  vehemently condemns the utter negligence of Government and its on-going blatant disregard of the protection of religious minorities in Pakistan, which is a cause of grave concern for people everywhere. 149 more words

Minorities

Discussing Sufism and Peace in a War Zone

This piece was broadcast on Sunday Miscellany on 8 February, 2015.  If you would like to listen to the podcast, go to the RTE site:   http://www.rte.ie/radio1/sunday-miscellany/ 940 more words

Two case studies: Muslims burning people alive

Western media has recently reported on the Islamic State (IS), who beheaded a journalist from Japan and burned a Jordanian pilot alive while he was kept in a cage, an act that was filmed and published on the Internet.  297 more words

MIDDLE EAST

Global campaign challenges blasphemy laws

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attack a new global campaign by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) is challenging blasphemy laws all over the world. 480 more words

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