Category Archives: World

Posts about news events from outside of Canada.

Exemption from Religious Indoctrination: “God helps those who help themselves”

by | September 9, 2021

By Fotis Frangopoulos (Greece) Another decision by the Ministry of Education and Religions was recently issued in Greece to regulate exemptions from the ‘lesson’ on religion in schools. It is the second decision in two months and the latest in a long series of decisions and circulars on the same subject. And once again the… Read more »

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Conversation with Jennifer Herrera – Vice President, External Affairs, National Women’s History Museum (U.S.)

by | August 25, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Jennifer Herrera, M.A., vice president of external affairs, is the chief communications officer for the National Women’s History Museum, where she oversees all public affairs, marketing, and media relations efforts. On August 26, 2020, the National Women’s History Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a… Read more »

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Interview with Donna Lent – President, National Women’s Political Caucus

by | August 11, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Donna Lent is the President of the National Women’s Political Caucus. Her profile states: “Donna Lent, a member of NWPC for twenty-five years, was elected to an unprecedented third term as President at the NWPC Biennial Convention in 2019. Donna has successfully reduced overhead for the National office by 62%. Prior to… Read more »

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Conversation with John Dugard, Richard Falk, and S. Michael Lynk on the Role of the Special Rapporteur, and the International Criminal Court & Jurisdiction

by | August 6, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen As far as I know, this is the first live group conversation between Professor John Dugard, Professor Richard Falk, and Professor S. Michael Lynk. As such, the subject matter became narrowed to the positions held by Dugard, Falk, and Lynk, and the current context before the International Criminal Court regarding jurisdiction. Professor… Read more »

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Extensive Interview with S. Michael Lynk – (7th) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967

by | August 4, 2020

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor S. Michael Lynk is the current (7th) United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Occupied since 1967 (March, 2016 to Present). He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Western University, in London, Ontario, who works in one of the most important… Read more »

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Humanist Canada calls for release of Nigerian Humanist President

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 5, 2020 – PRLog — Canadian Humanists are supporting calls from Humanists International to have Mubarak Bala released from a Nigerian jail. Bala, who is president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was arrested by Nigerian police April 28 following a complaint the had insulted the… Read more »

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