Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.

A Senate committee is calling for a certification process for imams, as a way of fighting terrorism in Canada: “In a report issued Wednesday, the Senate security and defence committee said some foreign-trained imams have been spreading extremist religious ideology and messages that are not in keeping with Canadian values, contributing to radicalization. It calls … Continue reading Values-focused certification process for religious leaders? Canadian Senate says yes! Sort of.

Wedding Blues

Legislators in North Carolina are pushing a bill that would allow magistrates to refuse to marry couples on religious grounds.  This touched a nerve for one couple who, in 1976, had been previously denied a marriage license on the grounds of magistrates’ religious beliefs.  In The News & Observer, Carol Ann Person explains: “So why … Continue reading Wedding Blues