This Week in Religion 2017-09-04

“Elim Church began in 1917 as a prayer meeting that came out of the 1906/07 Azuza Street Revivals in Los Angeles which are considered the beginnings of the Pentecostal Church. A Winnipeg businessman who experienced the revival began conducting evangelism and healing services in Western Canada, and a group of … Continue reading

The curious incident of the US Office of International Religious Freedom denouncing blasphemy laws

In an interesting turn of events, David Saperstein, United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom posted a blog on Wednesday titled “Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws, Uphold Freedom of Expression”.

With widespread burqini bans, French laïcité may have finally jumped the shark

Quick question, Canadian islamophobes: If I told you that a government was enforcing a dress code for women (and women only) for the sake of “respecting good morals”, because if women wear what they please it might “draw a crowd and disrupt public order”, and thus the government was enacting … Continue reading

Indi’s MLQ v Saguenay review: The story behind the story

Before discussing the technicalities of Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), I think it is important to know where it came from. Understanding its genesis will not only help frame the discussion of the judgment and its implications, it’s an interesting story in its own right about a fellow unbeliever … Continue reading

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