Ecumenism

Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a decent religion— survive to shove their religion down Russia’s collective throat, thanks to the courts. Actually, now that I think about it, that actually makes sense, all things considered. Just one oligarchy doing the enabling over the other. NFTU

(nytimes/AP) Russia’s ban on the Church of Scientology is illegal, the European Court of Human Rights said Thursday in a binding ruling. The ruling, which cannot be appealed, ended a case brought by two Russian Scientology branches that were refused listing as “religious organizations” because they had not existed for at least 15 years. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, said Russia could not ban the Church of Scientology only because it had not been in the country for long, and awarded the groups a total of nearly $30,000 in damages and costs.

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October 2, 2009

Scientology declared legal in Russia by EU Court

Look at that. Russia manages to effectively ban ROAC but people who think imprisonment of dissidents and felonies, and misuse of the law, make up a […]
September 29, 2009

Fordham to Honor Ecumenical Patriarch

RELATED: Bartholomew to Open World Council of Churches Meeting Fordham University will present an honorary degree to His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome […]
September 27, 2009

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Blesses the End of Ramadan

Istanbul, Turkey– It is with feelings of love and respect that we convey to all Muslims around the world our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes upon […]
September 25, 2009

Ecumenism: MP to defend rights of Papists and Muslims in the Army, Schools

Oh, the irony. (Interfax) – The Moscow Patriarchate is ready to promote the needs of religious minorities at Russian schools and in the army. “I think […]