Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kosher Internet

Yep, that's right, I said Kosher Internet. Read here.

Reports on Hate Crimes

The F.B.I.'s U.S. hate crime statistics for 2009 were just released, as was a report on hate crimes in Europe. Many acts classified as hate crimes involve religion; about 20% of reported hate crimes in the U.S. have a religious component.

2010 Report on International Religious Freedom

The State Department recently released its 2010 Report on International Religious Freedom. The accompanying press releases are here and here. The Executive Summary reviews changes--both positive and negative--in various countries.

The purpose on of the report is to identify countries in which religious freedom is hindered. Not surprisingly, some people will disagree with how their countries are portrayed, e.g., disagreements with the report have come out of Egypt and Jordan.