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Canadian Encyclopedia
The full text of The Canadian Encyclopedia and its related resources has been made available online by the Historica Foundation as a public service since 1999. Since its publication in book form in 1985, The Canadian Encyclopedia ...
ibiblio.org
The public's library and digital archive. Home to one of the largest "collections of collections" on the Internet, ibiblio.org is a conservancy of freely available information, including software, music, literature, art, history,...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
Women Living Under Muslim Law
WLUML is an international solidarity network that provides information and support for those women whose lives have been shaped by the customs and/or laws of Islam. It extends to more than 70 countries and links all women who see ...
World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world. The principal objectives of the WDL are to: ...

News Releases

Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
2010-03-30
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
IFJ Backs Indian Calls for "Peace and Tolerance" in Media Reports of Religious Dispute
2010-09-30
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for journalists to play their part in keeping the peace in India where there are fears of community violence in a long-running religious ...
Making blasphemy an offence takes Europe back several centuries
2010-01-04
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns #with the utmost firmness# a new defamation law in Ireland that establishes blasphemy as an offence punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros. The law took effect o...
More than 180 Rights Organisations Reject Defamation of Religions Campaign
2009-03-27
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
More than 180 rights organisations worldwide have banded together to oppose a "defamation of religions" campaign at the UN mounted by Islamic states that would make criticising religion a crime in UN ...
Outrage at UN Human Rights Council resolution on defamation of religions
2009-03-27
Reporters without Borders
In the resolution it adopted yesterday on the defamation of religions, the United Nations Human Rights Council has yet again demonstrated its inability to defend the values enshrined in the Universal ...
Quest for the Historical Jesus Begins Anew
2008-12-09
Scholars gathered this past weekend for the inaugural meeting of The Jesus Project in a renewed quest for the historical Jesus. The project is an effort by historians, biblical scholars, and theologia...
Secularist Center for Inquiry Delivers Statement to UN Opposing "Defamation of Religions" Resolution
2009-11-04
Center for Inquiry
The Center for Inquiry (CFI), a secularist think tank and NGO has delivered a statement strongly opposing the proposed "Combating the Defamation of Religions" resolution backed by the Organization o...
Sources welcomes Kathleen Meadows - Psychic Advisor
2009-02-03
Kathleen Meadows - Psychic Advisor
Kathleen is a Tarot Grandmaster teacher and certified psychic advisor with a M.A. in Religion and Culture. She combines a strong, credible academic background with psychic gifts to inform her wise and...
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
2009-10-22
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
Winnipeg to host international religious event June 21 to June 23, 2010
2010-05-04
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg to host international religious event June 21 to June 23, 2010 Faith leaders to shadow G8/G20 Summit in Huntsville

Sources Select Resources

Art, Religion and Hatred
Religious Intolerance in Russia and its Effects on Art
Article
2005
Article 19
Report on religious intolerance in Russia and its effects on artists and their freedom of expression.
Beyond the Sacred
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
A transcript on Malik's talk "Beyond the Sacred" at a conference on blasphemy.
Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture
Branigan, Tania
Article
2012
The Guardian
Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
Connexions Library: Religion Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on religion.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Swatos Jr., William H.
Book
1998
AltaMira Press
The sacred and profane continue to interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes ...
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society (online version)
Swatos, William H.
Website
Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Fifty years ago, Cassius Clay ‘shook up the world’ by winning the heavyweight title – and
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
Red Pepper
The victory of the underdog who became Muhammad Ali – and how it wasn't just sport's hierarchies that were rocked by it. On the night of February 25, 1964, the 22 year old Cassius Clay defeated the su...
Human Rights Council resolution on blasphemy
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned by a resolution condemning #defamation of religions# which the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted on 25 March.
Hundreds of Proofs of God's Existence
Article
From the Atheists of Silicon Valley Humor Page.
IFJ Backs Indian Calls for "Peace and Tolerance" in Media Reports of Religious Dispute
Sources News Release
Article
2010
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for journalists to play their part in keeping the peace in India where there are fears of community violence in a long-running religious ...
The Islamophobia Myth
Malik, Kenan
Article
2005
Pretending that Muslims have never had it so bad might bolster community leaders and gain votes for politicians, but it does the rest of us, whether Muslim or non-Muslim, no favours at all. The more t...
Jesus and Mo
Website
A weekly comic strip, dealing in religious satire.
Making blasphemy an offence takes Europe back several centuries
Sources News Release
Article
2010
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns #with the utmost firmness# a new defamation law in Ireland that establishes blasphemy as an offence punishable by a fine of up to 25,000 euros. The law took effect o...
A Marxist History of the World Part 4: The origins of War and Religion
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2010
Counterfire
This week Neil Faulkner looks at the origins of War and Religion in the Early Neolithic world.
Merry Christmas from an Atheist
Malik, Kenan
Article
2006
I probably represent one of Archbishop John Sentanu's worst nightmares - I am not just an 'aggressive secularist' but a militant atheist to boot. But I have a Christmas tree in the house, I've sent ou...
More than 180 Rights Organisations Reject Defamation of Religions Campaign
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression eXchange (IFEX)
More than 180 rights organisations worldwide have banded together to oppose a "defamation of religions" campaign at the UN mounted by Islamic states that would make criticising religion a crime in UN ...
Muslims, Jews and Christians imposing an imagined past, with disastrous results
Davidson, Lawrence
Article
2015
Redress Information & Analysis
The truth is that there are millions of people – Muslims, Jews and Christians and others – who not only still idealise a religiously imagined past, but want, in one way or another, to import that past...
Noah's ark was round – so the ancient tablet tells us
Moss, Stephen
Article
2014
Guardian Weekly
Irving Finkel, curator of the British Museum's 130,000 Mesopotamian clay tablets, has spent 20 years investigating one that challenges the story of Noah and the flood.
On the Second Coming of Religion
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Wordpress
The question we should ask is not just: ‘What is it about religion that makes people believe or behave in certain ways?’ It is also: ‘What is it about contemporary societies that draws many people, bo...
Outrage at UN Human Rights Council resolution on defamation of religions
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
In the resolution it adopted yesterday on the defamation of religions, the United Nations Human Rights Council has yet again demonstrated its inability to defend the values enshrined in the Universal ...
Religion Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Sources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to religion in the Sources directory for the media.
The St. Petersburg Declaration
Article
2007
We are secular Muslims, and secular persons of Muslim societies. We are believers, doubters, and unbelievers, brought together by a great struggle, not between the West and Islam, but between the free...
Sources Select Religion Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
Website
Religion experts available to take media calls about their area of expertise.
The Theology of Respect
Malik, Kenan
Article
2006
What the new theology demands is, in fact, not respect but obedience. 'You will only say or do what we think is acceptable' has become the credo of the multiculturalist censor. It is an attitude that ...
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
Using the divine for corporate power
Review of The Empire God Built
Cowan, Kirsten
Article
1998
Sources
When Does Criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Pandaemonium
Basic points that undergird about the relationship between criticism, Islam and Islamophobia. We should stop being so obsessed by the distinction between legitimate criticism and Islamophobia, and sta...
Why Bad Beliefs Don't Die
Lester, George W.
Article
2000
Skeptical Inquirer
Because beliefs are designed to enhance our ability to survive, they are biologically designed to be strongly resistant to change. To change beliefs, skeptics must address the brain's "survival" issue...
Why Do Jihadis Seem So Evil?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Kenan Malik
The day before the Paris carnage, two suicide bombers killed at least 40 people in a Shia district of Beirut. The week after, two suicide bombings of street markets in Nigeria killed 49 people. Faced ...
Why is Religion Natural?
Boyer, Pascal
Article
2003
Skeptical Inquirer
Is religious belief a mere leap into irrationality as many skeptics assume? Psychology suggests that there may be more to belief than the suspension of reason.

Sources Bookshelf

The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Mumford, Lewis
Book
1961
Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
The Empire God Built
Inside Pat Robertson's media machine
Foege, Alec
Book
1996
A profile of the demagogue who become one of the most successful media moguls in the world.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Swatos Jr., William H.
Book
1998
The sacred and profane continue to interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes ...
The First Stone: Homosexuality and the United Church
Riordon, Michael
Book
1990
A dramatic account of the tumultuous decade-long struggle in the United Church of Canada to balance faith, sexuality and human rights. Drawing on the church's history, and more than one hundred person...
Free Speech
A Very Short Introduction
Warburton, Nigel
Book
2009
Covers a wide-range of controversial free-speech issues, from Holocaust denial and pornography to the status of modern copyright law. Offers a concise quide to many of the vexing issues concerning our...
George Orwell: A Life
Crick, Bernard
Book
1980
A biography of George Orwell.
Medium7
Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions
Donna Smith-Moncrieffe
Book
2013
In the book Medium7: Evidence of the Afterlife and Predictions, renowned Canadian researcher and author Donna Smith-Moncrieffe shares insight from her journey to find truth about the nature of existen...
A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...

Media

Ahmadiyya Gazette
The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam, a worldwide community projecting the true message of Islam, has more than 70 million followers spread in over 160 countries around the world.
Ambassador Magazine Inc.
Dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments and concerns of multicultural people in Canada and the world.
The Anglican
News, editorials, and book reviews.
Anglican Journal
National news magazine of the Anglican Church of Canada. Covering issues of importance to Anglicans.
ATN Aastha
Features religious and spiritual programming in Hindi, Gujarati, and English, focusing mainly on the teachings and principles of Hinduism. This programming includes discourses, devotional music, medit...
Awake!
For Jehovah's Witnesses and the public, by Jehovah's Witnesses.
Canada Lutheran
For members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada.
Canadian Christianity
Christian Info Society was established in 1982 to serve the Christian community through the enhancement and promotion of communication, co-operation, and continuity among Churches and para-Church orga...
Catholic Insight
Christian heritage, liturgy, history, cultural, social and religious issues.
Catholic Register
A national weekly newsmagazine about issues of interest to Catholics and others.
Catholic Times
Tabloid format magazine.
Christian Courier
Reporting events and providing commentary from a Christian perspective.
Christian Life in London
Reflecting the diversity of over 250 churches in the London area.
Christian Renewal
For reformed Christians.
CITS-DT
Christian programming.
CJCA-AM, 930 kHz
Southern Gospel
Diocesan Times
For the Anglican community in Nova Scotia and PEI.
Faith & Friends
Christian magazine.
Faith Today
Seeking to inform, equip and inspire Christians across Canada.
Grace TV
Broadcasts Religious programming dedicated to the Christian faith. Programming on Grace TV varies from ministry teachings, music, drama, movies, and documentaries.
Guide Ressources
Psychology, health, environment.
Healthy Directions Magazine
Information, life stories and ideas that contribute to living a healthy life in mind, body and spirit and a more Earth-friendly existence. Free distribution to southern Ontario health food stores, boo...
Humanist Perspectives
News and information from a humanist perspective.
Huron Church News
News and information for members of the Anglican Church, Huron.
Journal of Baha'i Studies
Refereed, scholarly articles. Written in three languages.
Living Light News
Christian tabloid.
Mennonite Historian
Journal devoted to articles and news items related to the history of Mennonites in Canada.
Pentecostal Testimony
Communicating with the Pentecostal fellowship with a view to inform, instruct and inspire.
Prairie Messenger
Roman Catholic.
Presbyterian Record
Issues relative to the Christian faith and timely news analysis and opinions of interest especially to Presbyterians.
Presence Magazine
Information and reflection from a Christian perspective on events and tendancies of actual society.
Salt + Light Television
Programs range from daily news and current events to special features and films. Most programming falls into one of five categories: National and international stories of Catholic Action and Social J...
Sentinel
Religious magazine.
The Shambhala Sun
The spiritual traditions of Buddhism.
Sunday Magazine
Christian news from the Vancouver Island region and abroad.
Synchronicity
Personal growth magazine exploring holistic living, complementary therapies, alternative spirituality, personal healing, healthier relationships, options for a better world. Each issue is based on a m...
Technologies for Worship
An educational resource for churches who are applying tools of technology in their worship environment.
United Church Observer
The world from a Christian perspective.
VisionTV
Canada's multi-faith and multicultural broadcaster. VisionTV presents inspirational and original programming that celebrates diversity and promotes understanding among people of different faiths and c...
VOX Feminarum: The Canadian Journal of Feminist Spirituality
Multi-disciplinary, multi-faith forum for Canadian women to explore the relationships between faith traditions, feminism, spirituality and personal experience.
Western Catholic Reporter
WCR serves primarily the Edmonton Archdiocese. However, it is read throughout Canada and the US.


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