Category: John Breslin

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Trump Administration Revealing More Clearly Philosophical Intent on Foreign Policy

By John Breslin, Special to Religica¬† It is impossible to view a major gathering on international religious freedom this week in Washington in isolation from other moves and steps by the Trump administration that reveal more clearly its philosophical, and political intent.¬† The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom met this week, and was attended by […]

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Christians “most persecuted” religious in the world, according to UK report

By John Breslin, Special to Religica Christians are the most persecuted among the religious in the world, according to a hard hitting new report commissioned by the British government. The interim report, which claims that some Christians have suffered genocide under the UN definition of the word, was published on the heels of an annual […]

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Concern, skepticism, expressed over rise in religious vaccination exemptions

By John Breslin, Special to Religica Health officials and educators in Tennessee have expressed concern over an increase in parents applying for a religious exemption to their children being vaccinated. In South Carolina, more than 11,000 students in 2018 had a religious exemption to vaccination, 18 percent higher than the previous year, and triple eight […]

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State legislators file Christian-leaning bills, part of evangelical crafted Project Blitz

By John Breslin, Special to Religica Legislators in states across the country have introduced bills largely based on models authored and distributed by an evangelical Christian-backed activist grouping, raising concerns among opponents that it is a drive to push positions exclusive of other religious. Last year, Project Blitz-backed “In God We Trust” bills were introduced […]