Month: October 2012

Halloween – Harmless or Harmful Fun?

Source: Review of Religion Author: Navida Sayed Halloween is a festival celebrated around the world on 31stOctober. It is a day which has become commercialised, most people being unaware of its true origins. Instead, most associate Halloween with only pumpkins, scary costumes, bonfires and trick or treating. Societies go to […]

French children to learn gay issues at primary school

Franca24. French Minister for Women’s Rights Najat Vallaud-Belkacem on Wednesday unveiled wide-ranging plans to fight homophobia in France that include teaching primary school children about issues affecting LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) people. She said the Education Ministry was looking at changes to the school curriculum designed to reduce the […]

How Romney used his church’s charity status to lower his tax bill

http://www.salon.com/2012/10/31/how_romney_used_his_churchs_charity_status_to_lower_his_tax_bill/ Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012 06:57 PM PDT Mitt Romney (Credit: AP/Charles Krupa) We already know that Mormon Mitt Romney has been tremendously generous to his church, giving over $5 million in the past two years alone, but now we learn that his charitable activity with LDS may not have […]

Welcoming strangers

The town of Olten has a café that is specially for refugees and asylum seekers. Margaret Stringer, who runs the church-funded café, can relate to the migrant experience, as she came to Switzerland from Britain 16 years ago. Asylum laws are in the process of being tightened in Switzerland, and […]