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Church of Scientology

Arrests at Petersburg HQ

<< No 23 (256) 12 June 2017 >>

On 6 June the headquarters of the Church of Scientology in St. Petersburg was raided by the FSB, and five members were arrested: the head of the local Church Ivan Matsitsky, the Church’s chief accountant Sahib Aliyev, the chief of the official relations department Anastasia Terentieva, and Church members Galina Shurinova and Konstantsia Yesaulkova.  229 more words

"Rights In Russia"

Why Shouldn’t We Compel Them to Come In? Locke, the Enlightenment, and the Debate over Religious Toleration, by Nicholas Jolley

Most people in the West today unreflectively accept the need for religious toleration. Of course, if pressed, they will admit that toleration, like freedom of speech, can’t be absolute; there must be some limits. 1,110 more words

Philosophy

How to Observe Reformation

If you are Roman Catholic, forget Martin Luther and remember Thomas More:

We should not celebrate the Reformation, because we cannot celebrate the defense of erroneous conscience held up against the authority of the Church.

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Roman Catholicism

New Swearwords

As the CBC reports, the Prime Minister’s mandate letter to the new Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship directs him to “[w]ork in collaboration with the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs to make changes to the Oath of Canadian Citizenship to reflect the Truth and Reconciliation’s [ 617 more words

Constitutional Law

Conscience: The Struggle for a New World

A Sermon preached by The Rev. Sarah E. Henkel at the White Plains Presbyterian Church on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 22, 2017. This is the second of three sermons on what it means to answer the call of Christ by making three commitments to community, conscience and caring. 2,256 more words

Sermons

Liberalism, “Implicit Bias,” and Thoughtcrime: On the Subject of the I.A.T.

by Daniel A. Kaufman

One of the most fundamental values of a liberal society, beyond that of freedom of speech, is liberty of conscience.  One’s thoughts are one’s own prerogative and are thus, rightfully kept private, if one wishes it.  1,638 more words

Essay

Assisted Dying – Why We Can't Undercut the Bruyère's Catholic Mission

This piece was originally published in the Ottawa Citizen as an op-ed on October 24, 2016.

The Elisabeth Bruyère Hospital’s complex palliative care facility has come under scrutiny in the Ottawa Citizen recently. 554 more words

Assisted Dying