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The Supreme Court: How a Harper majority could really change Canada

Apr 22, 2011 ADAM RADWANSKI Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/the-supreme-court-how-a-harper-majority-could-really-change-canada/article1995432/

Once a sure thing, Liberals now fighting for Jewish vote

Apr 22, 2011 JULIAN SHER AND JOHN IBBITSON Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/once-a-sure-thing-liberals-now-fighting-for-jewish-vote/article1996142/

The Good Book: A humanist guide to living a good life

Apr 22, 2011 Charles Lewis National Post http://life.nationalpost.com/2011/04/22/the-good-book-a-humanist-guide-to-living-a-good-life/

Pope takes questions from public in first televised Q&A

Apr 22, 2011 FRANCES D’EMILIO The Associated Press http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-takes-questions-from-public-in-first-televised-qa/article1996134/

Any and all anti-abortion legislation ‘will be defeated,’ Harper declares

Apr 21, 2011 John Ibbitson Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-notebook/any-and-all-anti-abortion-legislation-will-be-defeated-harper-declares/article1994462/

Tories scramble after MP brags of denying funding to family-planning group

Apr 21, 2011 JANE TABER Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/tories-scramble-after-mp-brags-of-denying-funding-to-family-planning-group/article1995334/

Ottawa cutting funds to Planned Parenthood, Tory MP says

Apr 21, 2011 ADRIAN MORROW Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-cutting-funds-to-planned-parenthood-tory-mp-says/article1993971/

Obama can host a prayer breakfast. Harper can’t

Apr 20, 2011 Kelly McParland National Post http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/04/20/obama-can-host-a-prayer-breakfast-harper-cant/

Muslim radicals plan royal wedding demonstration

Apr 19, 2011 Michael Holden Reuters http://www.nationalpost.com/news/Muslim+radicals+plan+royal+wedding+demonstration/4640869/story.html

Technology can’t allow humans to ‘be like God,’ Pope warns

Apr 18, 2011 Reuters http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/Technology+allow+humans+like+Pope+warns/4632555/story.html

Religion replacing Mubarak

Apr 18, 2011 Damien McElroy The Daily Telegraph http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/Religion+replacing+Mubarak/4632522/story.html

Pope: ‘Abandon pride of wanting to become God’

Apr 17, 2011 PHILIP PULLELA Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/europe/pope-abandon-pride-of-wanting-to-become-god/article1988819/

Religious freedom: China’s needless fear of believers

The Chinese authorities discredit themselves with their repressive tactics Apr 17, 2011 Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/article/975761–religious-freedom-china-s-needless-fear-of-believers

Readers don’t like burkas, but are split over Catholicism

Apr 16, 2011 National Post http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/Readers+like+burkas+split+over+Catholicism/4626040/story.html

Belgium calls for severe punishment of bishop

Apr 16, 2011 Tom Heneghan Reuters http://www.nationalpost.com/related/topics/Belgium+calls+severe+punishment+bishop/4626000/story.html

Call on the Ministry of Education to Enforce Their Policy in Support of Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs)

Apr 2011 Queer Ontario http://www.change.org/petitions/call-on-the-ministry-of-education-to-enforce-their-policy-in-support-of-gay-straight-alliancesgsas

Demand an End to the Ban on Gay-Straight Alliances in Ontario Catholic Schools

Apr 14, 2011 Michael Jones Change.org http://news.change.org/stories/demand-an-end-to-the-ban-on-gay-straight-alliances-in-ontario-catholic-schools

America’s Faux Freedom Fighters

Apr 15, 2011 IRSHAD MANJI Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/americas-faux-freedom-fighters/article1985907/

God Keep Our Land? Imagining a Secular Canada

A new study says Canada is among nine nations where religion will be all but extinct by mid-century Apr 12, 2011 Justin Trottier The Mark News http://www.themarknews.com/articles/4671-god-keep-our-land-imagining-a-secular-canada

Well-meant but flawed niqab law will hurt those it seeks to help

Apr 14, 2011 Afsun Qureshi National Post http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/04/14/afsun-qureshi-well-meant-but-flawed-niqab-law-will-hurt-those-it-seeks-to-help/

The new French revolution

We must relentlessly challenge the notion that the hijab and the niqab are requirements of the Muslim faith Apr 14, 2011 NAZNEEN SHEIKH Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/the-new-french-revolution/article1984444/

Don’t ban the burka

Apr 13, 2011 National Post http://www.nationalpost.com/opinion/burka/4605386/story.html

Religion at the ballot box

The Globe’s monthly panel convenes to discuss religion’s place in government Apr 13, 2011 Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/religion-at-the-ballot-box/article1984384/

Religious right a force for Harper

Despite reports of their demise, social conservatives still playing a potent role in the current federal election Apr 13, 2011 Bob Hepburn Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/974432–hepburn-religious-right-a-force-for-harper

Hidden in plain sight: The Tory evangelical factor

The Tories’ proposal to create an office of religious freedom is a low-cost, high-yield pledge that resonates deeply with evangelical Christians, without the divisive risks of sexuality issues Apr 13, 2011 JONATHAN MALLOY Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/opinions/opinion/hidden-in-plain-sight-the-tory-evangelical-factor/article1982663/