Chinese Authorities Restrict Christianity

  By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Chinese authorities have viewed Christianity with suspicion for some time. They view Christians as potentially threatening political dissidents. This has be a concern of the Communist Party of China. Online marketplaces within China have been removing the Bible. Beijing is restricting citizens’ practice of religion. China … Continue reading

Andrew Copson on the History of Humanism

— By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: I wanted to talk about humanism: the hows and whys, the theoretical and practical, and so on. You are highly qualified to comment on it. So, I asked. You agreed. So here we are, to begin, what is humanism properly defined in its … Continue reading

This Week in Religion 2017-10-29

  “This was not a good week for religious symbols in Quebec. Well, some people’s symbols, anyway. In the federal byelection in Lac-Saint-Jean riding, the New Democratic candidate who finished a strong second in the general election two years ago dropped to fourth place, while losing more than half her 2015 … Continue reading

Kosher Certification Isn’t A Tax, But It’s Surely Worth Discussing

Louise Mailloux, Parti Québécois candidate and professor at Cégep du Vieux Montréal, was criticized earlier this month by the Centre for Israel and Jewish affairs (CIJA) over her past remarks about what is known as “kosher certification”, the process of authenticating food products as kosher and therefore fit for consumption … Continue reading

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