Half of the New Canadian Cabinet Members Chose to Skip “So Help Me God” in Their Oaths of Office

 
Patheos – Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very…

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Rabbi Was Expelled For ‘Sexual Misconduct’ And Some Leaders Were Left In The Dark

By Paul Berger – Huffington Post 
 
Rabbi Eric Siroka was quietly expelled from the nation’s leading association for Reform rabbis, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, this past spring. At the time, the CCAR said only that Siroka had…

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Isis shuts down women’s clinics in Raqqa to prevent male gynaecologists treating female patients

By Adam Withnall – Independent
 
Isis is believed to have ordered the closure of all women’s clinics supervised by male doctors in its Syrian heartlands in its latest assault on the rights of women.
 

A culture of rape, forced marr…

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Secular publisher murdered, three wounded in Bangladesh attacks

Dhaka (AFP) – The publisher of an atheist writer killed earlier this year by suspected Islamists was hacked to death in Bangladesh Saturday, only hours after two secular bloggers and another publisher were also attacked.
 
Faisal Arefin Dipan,…

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