Archive for November 3rd, 2011

November 3, 2011

Finnish politician wants Witness military exemption abolished.

Defense Minister Stefan Wallin (R) wants to abolish the exemption from military service of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Wallin says MTV3′s news that the Jehovah’s Witnesses to carry out their military service, for example in their own congregations.

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November 3, 2011

FYI – Why the Mythbusters won’t do RFID.



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November 3, 2011

Amnesty International on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

‘Today’s court judgement is a violation of Aleksandr Kalistratov’s right to the peaceful expression of his religious views’ – John Dalhuisen

A Russian court ruling which found a Jehovah’s Witness guilty of inciting hatred and enmity against other religious groups for distributing literature, is an attack on freedom of expression and religion, Amnesty International said today.

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November 3, 2011

What in the world . . . ?


Russian Church is ready to help USA compile more objective reports on international religious freedom ?

Annual reports of the USA Department of State on religious freedom have long ago become an informational event for many experts and politicians in Russia. I think that such external view on religious freedom in Russia and other countries can be useful for international discussion over models of interaction between religion and society. Representatives of the Russian Church constantly participate in such discussion on the world arena and in certain countries, for example when registering our parishes and dioceses abroad or when discussing norms adopted by international organizations in this field.
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November 3, 2011

Azerbaijani court rules against State censorship of religious literature.

BAKU, Azerbaijan—The Baku Administrative-Economic Court No. 1 made an unprecedented ruling against the government’s censorship of religious literature of Jehovah’s Witnesses on September 9, 2011. For many years, State censorship in Azerbaijan has seriously limited Jehovah’s Witnesses’ lawful access to religious publications essential to their worship.

November 3, 2011

FYI – Inside your Debit/ Credit card.


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November 3, 2011

FYI – WAL-MART IS TRACKING YOU WITH RFID CHIP ?



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November 3, 2011

Russian court issues guilty verdict despite lack of evidence.

GORNO-ALTAYSK, Russia—In a complete reversal, the Gorno-Altaysk City Court found 34-year-old Aleksandr Kalistratov guilty of inciting religious hatred during his retrial ordered by the Supreme Court of the Altay Republic. This decision comes in the wake of a to not-guilty verdict issued by the City Court on April 14, 2011. Mr. Kalistratov is sentenced to 100 hours of community service.

Numerous witnesses were called to testify during the proceedings. However, as was the case in the first trial, not one witness could provide evidence attesting to Kalistratov’s guilt. Mr. Viktor Zhenkov, who served as Kalistratov’s attorney stated, “We clearly demonstrated to the court that the charges are unfounded. We believe that today’s verdict is unlawful and exposes the illegal nature of the harassment campaign against Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia. We are determined to take steps to ensure the reversal of the verdict and complete acquittal of this innocent man.”

Kalistratov related, “I was convicted in the absence of any victims or evidence and solely for my religious beliefs. The State recognized my religious activities as lawful for 20 years and now it has decided to convict me for those same activities. I am going to appeal the verdict.”

Human rights activists consider this guilty verdict to be a dangerous precedent for freedom of conscience and expression in Russia. Mr. Lev Levinson, an expert from the Human Rights Institute, stated, “This trial has made it clear that any individual can be put on trial based on extremism charges, regardless of his beliefs or occupation.” Mr. Aleksandr Verkhovsky, director of the SOVA Center for Information and Analysis, expressed his opinion, “Misapplication of the Russian [extremism] law has turned into a universal tool of repression.”


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November 3, 2011

FYI – Church & State, Teaching Islam a touchy subject.

When Dawn Kingsley’s seventh-grade daughter came home from school last week with a class project to diorama the five pillars of the Muslim faith, Kingsley was speechless.

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November 3, 2011

Couple to be tried in Chita for inciting religious hatred.

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Officially atheist; Daoist (Taoist), Buddhist

According to the inquiry, in 2010 the couple, who were both local members of the religious organization, Jehovah’s Witnesses, distributed the books and brochures of their organization among the residents of the village of Novotroitsk in the Chita district.

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November 3, 2011

“Artificial Blood” is No Hoax.

jwitness.wordpress.comGroundbreaking stem cell research out of the University of Edinburgh suggests that scientists have discovered a way to grow artificial blood in a laboratory.

No. Not fake blood. Halloween is over. I’m talking about a manufactured substitute for real human blood.

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November 3, 2011

FYI – Who Owns the News Media ?

Who Owns the News Media is an interactive database of companies that own news properties in the United States.

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November 3, 2011

Altai Jehovah’s Witnesses leader sentenced to community sevice.

jwitness.wordpress.comGorno-Altaisk, November 3, Interfax – The Gorno-Altaisk City Court in the Republic of Altai has found Jehovah’s Witnesses local organization head Alexander Kalistratov guilty of public incitement to hate, the republic prosecutor’s office said on Thursday.

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November 3, 2011

A Dad and Daughter. A change of pace….



November 3, 2011

FYI – Ireland: Can children consent to medical treatment ?

Roman Catholic 86.8%; Church of Ireland 3%

In December 2009, the Law Reform Commission published its consultation paper on ‘Children and the Law: Medical Treatment’. Last July, it recommended legislative reforms that would allow for the views of mature teenagers to be taken into account regarding the giving of their consent to medical treatment.

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