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Society & Culture

To the Family of the One Thousandth Victim of Israel's Genocidal Slaughter in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, government, politics, religion, ethics, crime, death, society, culture, freedoms, rights, sadness, violence, law, murder, human rights )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
I am afraid to say the Israeli media and academia are fully behind the massacre apart from few, hardly audible voices in this inhuman wilderness. I am not writing this to tell you that I am ashamed -- I long ago dissociated myself from this state...
Palestinian Suffering
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, crime, culture, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, terrorists, terrorism, Hamas )

Ge
- 2 days ago - meforum.org
Why do citizens of democratic societies enthusiastically embrace one of the world's most murderous Islamist terror organizations, overtly committed not only to the destruction of a sovereign democracy but also to the subordination of Western values and
The American Jewish Community Must Value All Life
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, American Jews, Zionism, Judaism, religion, rights, ethics, society, politics, freedoms, government, world )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - stltoday.com
When an Israeli dies, the American Jewish community is quick to mourn, to condemn their death, to pray for peace. But where is the American Jewish community when the Israeli government mistreats, invades and kills Palestinian families on a daily basis?
The Palestinian Issue in Perspective
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, death, dishonesty, politics, religion, society, violence, Hamas, lies, propaganda, israel )

Ge
- 8 days ago - aim.org
The Hamas-Israel war is a test of Israel's power-projection and posture of deterrence, which directly impacts the national security of Jordan and other pro-US Arab countries. They rely on Israel's posture of deterrence in their own battle against rogue
The Greatest Threat to Traditional Churches Isn't Liberalism -- It's the Men Who Run Them
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, religious insttitutions, the church, scandals, politics, news, freedoms, culture, society, religion, law, ethics )

Cal
- 12 days ago - theweek.com
In a hyper-connected era when it's hard to hide anything, the churches' scandals will out
Overturn Ban on Homosexual Activity --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Jamaica, Caribbean, buggery laws, homophobia, protests, religion, rights, society, culture, education, gayrights )

Lynn
- 13 days ago - forcechange.com
An antiquated, colonial-era law outlawing homosexual activity in the Caribbean is withstanding attempts at eradication due to rampant homophobia. The ... the repeal of so-called buggery laws, but mass protest has prevented any reform.
Church of England Votes 'Yes' to Women Bishops
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, religion, Church of England, women, gender equality, world )

Nancy
- 15 days ago - news.msn.com
"This is a watershed moment for the Church of England and a huge step forward in making our society fairer," Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said.
Christian Radio Host Fears Iowans May Be Forced to Eat Gay Pride Burger (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Burger King, Proud Whopper, Gay Pride, LGBT rights, society, religion, freedoms, rights )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - rawstory.com
"If this isn't bottled up in San Francisco, this kind of nonsense, then it's going to be spreading across the entire fruited plain," Fischer complained. "And you're going to be going to your Burger King in Des Moines, Iowa and you're going to have a...
Take the Pledge: Boycott Eden Foods
Society & Culture  (tags: Eden Foods, Supreme Court, Corporations, religion, women's health )

Dandelion
- 20 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Hobby Lobby wasn't the only plaintiff involved in the Supreme Court decision to allow corporations to use religion as an excuse to interfere with their employees' medical decisions.
This Week In Crazy: Ted Nugent Saves Independence Day, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right
Society & Culture  (tags: "The Week In Crazy", Americans, right wing, republicans, Tea Party, ethics, dishonesty, society, religion, politics, freedoms, rights, news )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - nationalmemo.com
Welcome to "This Week In Crazy," The National Memo's weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:
George Takei: What If Hobby Lobby Was Run By Muslims Imposing Sharia Law on Workers?
Society & Culture  (tags: celebrity, society, women's rights, Hobby Lobby, SCOTUS, freedoms, religion, media )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - rawstory.com
Former Star Trek actor George Takei blasted Monday's decision by the Supreme Court allowing the craft store Hobby Lobby to opt out of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
8 Other Laws That Could Be Ignored Now That Christians Get To Pick And Choose
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, religious beliefs, Supreme Court, laws, ethics, religion, politics, government, society, interesting )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Christian business owners are special. As long as we're doing a la carte law-abiding, here are a few additional ones that could become optional to certain people with deeply held beliefs.
European Court Upholds France's Burqa Ban
Society & Culture  (tags: law, government, ethics, wearing of the burqa, culture, society, religion, rights, politics, world, women, news )

Cal
- 28 days ago - npr.org
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld France's ban on face-covering veils, in a closely watched case that was brought by a Muslim woman who said the law violated her freedom of religion.
Why Do Right-Wing Christians Think 'Religious Freedom' Means Forcing Their Faith on You?
Society & Culture  (tags: right wing Christians, religion, rights, freedoms, society, abuse, government, politics, interesting, corruption )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - alternet.org
True religious freedom requires a secular society, where government stays out of the religion game and leaves it strictly to individual conscience, a standard that runs directly against the modern conservative insistence that America is and should be a...
Francis's Holy War
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Pope Francis, Catholics, society, culture, religion, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - medium.com
How the strangest, most divisive Pope in memory keeps surprising the world--and the Catholic Church. What, really, can we make of this strange new pope? Hundreds of thousands of words have been written in the effort to understand him.
 

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