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Baum, Gregory - obituary
Obituary for renowned Canadian theologian Gregory Baum, 94, who died Oct. 18, 2017.
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How to Become a Real Muslim
Malik, Kenan
When I was growing up in the 1980s the concept of a radical in a Muslim context meant someone who was a militant secularist, someone who challenged not just racism but the power of the mosques too. So...
In the name of GOD The abuses of religion: New Internationalist August 2004
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Discusses the relationship between religion. The role of religion within political issues.
Native Canadians and the United Church in Winnipeg
A study of the status of Ministries, Lodge and Indian workers, and recommendations.
Sharia 'Courts': Why Regulation is Not the Answer
Patel, Pragna
'Sharia' and other religious systems of arbitration are back in the news once again. There appears to be growing recognition of the profoundly discriminatory nature of religious arbitration systems wh...
The Sharia debate in the UK: who will listen to our voices?
Patel, Pragna
Over 300 abused women have signed a statement opposing Sharia courts and religious bodies, warning of the growing threat to their rights and to their collective struggles for security and independence...
Sharia Law in Britain -- A Threat to One Law for All and Equal Rights
One Law for All says that Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are in violation of UK law, public policy and human rights.
What isn't wrong with Sharia law?
Namazie, Maryam
To safeguard our rights there must be one law for all and no religious courts.

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Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more 70 countries and...
Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime
Dem Zentralrat der Ex-Muslime geh‚ÄĚren Menschen an, die entweder den muslimischen Glauben aufgegeben haben oder die niemals Muslime waren, wenngleich sie aufgrund ihrer Herkunft aus einem sog. "muslimi...

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Baum, Gregory
A brief biography of Gregory Baum, one of Canada's most influential and controversial theologians and a participant in the Second Vatican Council.
Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture
Branigan, Tania
Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
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Religious Freedom and Human Rights
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Religious Freedom and Human Rights seminar June 21 sets table for G8 reflections.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
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23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.

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Muslim Canadian Congress
A grassroots organization that provides a voice to Muslims who are not represented by existing organizations; organizations that are either sectarian or ethnocentric, largely authoritarian, and influe...