Religious Freedoms and Christianity in the West

Well, religious freedom, a topic I’ve covered elsewhere on the blog, continues to be an item that makes the news.  For those who are interested in this larger, ongoing socio-religio discussion, I link to two interesting reads.

Here is an article discussing the Russian Orthodox Church defending the wearing of a small cross around one’s neck to work (and btw, the ROC is speaking out in defense of two British women who were fired for this):

http://www.pravmir.com/russian-church-defends-brits-who-lost-jobs-for-wearing-crucifix/

Here is a case closer to home, in Missouri.  I haven’t looked into the details of this amendment, but it seems it is intended to enable prayer to occur in public spaces (as sometimes happens, like after 911):

http://www.stltoday.com/lifestyles/faith-and-values/missouri-s-catholic-bishops-back-right-to-pray-amendment/article_4d3a064e-d29b-11e1-bc65-0019bb30f31a.html

 

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