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Society & Culture

Church of England Votes 'Yes' to Women Bishops
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, religion, Church of England, women, gender equality, world )

Nancy
- 165 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.
Stop Virginity Exams for Women to Join the Indonesian Police.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, religion, rights, police, women, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government )

Gregory
- 37 days ago - forcechange.com
Many women feel degraded, violated and sometimes painful exams to see if they are still a virgin just to apply to join the Indonesian National Police. Please join in protesting this unnecessary testing for women just to apply to join the police force.
Stop the Execution of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim in Sudan ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, religion, protection, execution )

Cher
- 213 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Ask the Minister of Justice in Sudan to release Meriam Yehya Ibrahim.
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
- 168 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...
5 Feminist Parodies That Blur the Lines Between Laughter and Politics
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, environment, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, government, internet, media, politics, religion, society, violence, women )

Kit
- 364 days ago - alternet.org
When it comes to the portrayal of women in the media, the whole world is watching. And laughing too.
Montana County Attorney's Office to Mother of 5-Year-Old Rape Victim: 'Boys Will Be Boys'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, crime, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, government, law, media, police, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, violence, women )

Kit
- 314 days ago - rawstory.com
The mother of a 5-year-old girl who had been raped by an adolescent boy claimed that county attorneys told her that the her daughter's assailant only received two years of community service because "boys will be boys."
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
- 178 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.
Muslim Police Officer Murders Dog   video
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, crime, culture, death, children, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, law, media, murder, news, police, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, usa, violence )

Rahman
- 313 days ago - youtube.com
Hostility to dogs is deeply ingrained in Muslim culture. Muhammad said that a dog passing in front of a man who was praying would invalidate his prayer (so would a woman passing in front of him, which is why women pray behind men at mosques).
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
- 162 days ago - theweek.com
In a hyper-connected era when it's hard to hide anything, the churches' scandals will out
Using Religion to Discriminate
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, dishonesty, education, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, religion, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 315 days ago - aclu.org
With increasing frequency, we are seeing individuals and institutions claiming a right to discriminate - by refusing to provide services to women and LGBT people - based on religious objections.
Teenage Saudi Girl Won't Have to Marry 90-Year-Old
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi, marriage, Islam, abuse, child, children, crime, culture, dishonesty, family, freedoms, religion, rights, women )

Sabina
- 41 days ago - meforum.org
A Saudi teenager, told she would marry a handsome young man whom she had been allowed to meet, was shocked when she discovered that her father had tricked her and that her groom was a man in his nineties. She is 17-years old.
Christian Right Has Major Role in Hastening Decline of Religion in America
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, fundamentalism, Christian fundamentalists, americans )

Cal
- 278 days ago - alternet.org
Soon, there will be more atheists and agnostics than Christians.
Take the Pledge: Boycott Eden Foods
Society & Culture  (tags: Eden Foods, Supreme Court, Corporations, religion, women's health )

Dandelion
- 171 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.
Federal Judge Rules Texas' Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, gayrights, goodnews, government, law, media, politics, religion, safety, society )

Kit
- 301 days ago - dallasnews.com
Texas became the biggest conservative state to have its gay marriage ban declared unconstitutional by a federal judge Wednesday, though he held his ruling in abeyance so higher-ranking jurists, possibly even the U.S. Supreme Court, can weigh in.
Protect Native American Burial Ground.PLS RESTORE GOOD FAITH TO THE INDIANS.
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, education, environment, ethics, government, religion, politics, rights, sadness, society )

Rose ann
- 6 days ago - forcechange.com
For nearly a decade, the sacred Native American grounds of Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa have been undergoing illegal construction. Costing approximately three million dollars, this construction took place under the watch of the National Park...
 

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