One would suppose the UN would be committed to cultural and religious diversity, eschewing the establishment of a global religion, given the fact it has representatives from countries around the world. But as it turns out, the UN has long had an interest in a global government and universal religion.
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The constitution ( Bulgarian ) provides for freedom of religion, and other laws and policies contributed to the generally free practice of religion. However, the constitution designates Eastern Orthodox Christianity as the “traditional” religion, exempting it from having to register in court as required for all other religious groups.
The government generally respected the religious freedom of registered religious groups. There were some concerns
Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution (A/RES/60/7) condemning “without reserve” all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur.
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528. Brochure “spirits of the dead»).
529. The brochure “A book for all»
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With the events in Egypt unfolding in graphic detail, what has been the plight of the modern day congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Egypt ? Listed below are a number of excerpts from the Watchtower pertaining to the struggle of Jehovah’s people in that part of the world.
“Use of RU486/misoprostol may cause any of the following: hemorrhage requiring blood transfusion, severe pain requiring strong pain killers, incomplete abortion, rupture of the
The words “tourism” and “Iraq” don’t often get used in the same sentence these days, but if a new project to help preserve the historic ruins of Babylon pays off, archaeologists and officials say the country could soon be back on the international travel map.
So far, 2011 has been a good year for Babylon. Work funded by a $2 million U.S.
At the first sight of the Holocaust Memorial, one is amazed and wonders what it represents. We all stand by the edge of the street bordering the American Embassy and backing the Tiergaten Park in Berlin. From here, one has a landscape view of the memorial; it looks like a sea
“We hope the Vatican can face the facts of China’s religious freedom and the development of Catholicism in China, and take concrete actions to promote
A new Gallup poll on public opinion about evolution hints at a slightly higher rate of acceptance of evolution in the United States over the years. Asked in December 2010 “[w]hich of the following statements comes closest to your views on the origin and development of human beings,” 38% of the respondents. . .
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St. Petersburg, Russia – China and Russia have decided to renounce the US dollar and resort to using their own currencies for bilateral trade, Premier Wen Jiabao and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced late on Tuesday.
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Jwitness.wordpress.com — As of November 2010, eight Jehovah’s Witnesses had been jailed for refusing military service, while two more were serving suspended sentences. None of the sentenced Jehovah’s Witnesses were included in the prisoner amnesties proclaimed by President Berdymukhamedov in 2009 or 2010. Instead, the then five prisoners of conscience were before the May 2010 amnesty sent to a labour camp for alleged violations of prison rules. Jehovah’s Witnesses think this was to make them ineligible amnesty.
In a rare letter sent to Armenian media, and ArmeniaNow in particular, on Tuesday the Jehovah’s Witnesses organization said the man suspected of murdering his parents “is not a Jehovah’s Witness, has never been one and has nothing to do with Jehovah’s Witnesses.”
Surb Hovhannes (St. John) Church priest Ter Shmavon Ghevondyan says in any country where there is a traditional church, other religious organizations are considered to be sects.
“A sect is a sect no matter how hard you try not to call it one. They act like petty looters during a disaster, looters who want to get as much as they can during the time of trouble,” he says.
Many scientists and philosophers have claimed that Earth is an ordinary speck of dust adrift, without purpose or significance, in a vast cosmic sea. Yet current astronomical evidence seems to suggest just the opposite. We now know that a rare and finely-tuned array of factors makes Earth suitable for complex life.
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“Because all of this we live in uncertainty and fear, and cannot worship openly,” the Jehovah’s Witness lamented. Because of the ban fellow believers in Khujand are trying to survive on private jobs. “Our believers are known in the society and they are not employed in the public sector,” the Jehovah’s Witness said. Recently a member of their community working for a state school left his job, under the pressure of law-enforcement agencies. The Jehovah’s Witnesses do not want to discuss the details of this, due to fear of state reprisals. jwitness.wordpress.com
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The Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to have more than 17 million adherents throughout the world, including more than 250,000 in France. They describe themselves as a Christian religion, basing their beliefs entirely on the Bible. The movement is funded by “offerings”. In a 1995 parliamentary report entitled “Sects in France”, the Jehovah’s Witnesses were classified as a sect.
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Avetisyan, 55, her two sons (20 and 18 year-old), and daughter (24 year-old) are Jehovah’s witnesses, members of a registered religious organization, which has more than 10,000 followers in Armenia (their number reaches six million all over the world). Strange though it may seem, Avetisyan is not very much worried about her sons’ imprisonments.
Ավետիսյան, 55, նրա երկու որդիները (20 եւ 18 տարեկան), ու աղջիկը (24 տարեկան) Եհովայի վկաներ են, անդամներ գրանցված կրոնական կազմակերպություն է, որն ունի ավելի քան 10.000 հետեւորդներ Հայաստանում (նրանց թիվը հասնում է վեց միլիոն բոլոր ամբողջ աշխարհում). Տարօրինակ չնայած դա կարող է թվալ, Ավետիսյանը շատ մեծ չէ, շատ մտահոգված է իր որդիների ազատազրկման.
Independent Press Center invites journalists on November 11, 2010, 2:30 p.m. to the press-conference
“MISAPPLICATION OF LAW ON COUNTERACTING EXTREMISM. FIRST VICTIMS OF THE CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.”