Category Archives: Religious Freedom

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom. Impartial?Unbiased? Read On

SNAPSHOT The seemingly routine appointment of the new chairman to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom needs to be explained in the context of the situation to understand why it’s anything but routine. The United States Commission on … Continue reading

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Buddhists in Sri Lanka Getting a Raw Deal! – A CHRISTIAN

It is always the same. Buddhists are the aggressors when they are actually the victims.  Evangelists are proselytizing and exploiting the poverty of the rural people and luring them into church will promises of material benefits including employment. Then, when … Continue reading

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Proselytization and the Law

It is not only in non-Christian countries such as Sri Lanka, India that there is opposition to evangelism but in USA as well as these few news items show. It is time to bring an anti conversion law in Sri … Continue reading

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Baloney of God’s ‘spokesperson’ in Washington – Response to US “Religious Freedom” Report

The U.S. Government through its embassy in Colombo as usual has expressed concern about attacks on Christian churches by “Buddhist extremists” in Sri Lanka. In its latest International religious freedom report USG has urged GOSL to arrest and prosecute the … Continue reading

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Replace Bigotry and Confrontation with Dialogue

Events surrounding the recent Arab-American Festival in Dearborn highlight the continued need for community leaders and members to proactively challenge bigotry through dialogue instead of angry confrontation. From Terry Jones' cohorts at Dearborn City Hall referring to counterprotestors as "scum" … Continue reading

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Religious Freedom: A Hindu Perspective

by Arvind Sharma, PhD, Birks Professor of Comparative Religion, McGill University Presentation before the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom on September 18, 2000. I have been asked to provide a Hindu perspective on religious freedom, to identify the … Continue reading

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