Ron Csillag| Religion News Service

Stories by Ron Csillag| Religion News Service

Charter of Quebec Values would ban ‘overt’ religious symbols

RNS () — Quebec’s government this week introduced its much-discussed Charter of Quebec Values, which would ban “overt and conspicuous” … Continued

Quebec moves to ban religious headgear for public employees

TORONTO — Quebec’s separatist, secular-minded government plans to move forward with a controversial bill that would ban religious headgear for … Continued

Quebec lifts turban ban, but allegations of intolerance linger

TORONTO — Quebec’s much-criticized ban on turbans on soccer fields ended this weekend after the game’s world governing body ruled … Continued

Soccer ban on Sikh turbans leads to backlash against Quebec

TORONTO — Earlier this week, the Canadian Soccer Association suspended the Quebec Soccer Federation for instituting the ban on religious … Continued

Canadians turning away from organized religion

TORONTO — A new national study shows that while Canada remains overwhelmingly Christian, Canadians are turning their backs on organized … Continued

Homeless Jesus sculpture searches for a home

TORONTO — This homeless Jesus can barely find a home. Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz notes the ironies in his latest … Continued

Canadian prisoners sue over lack of chaplains

TORONTO — Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time … Continued

Quebec loses status as Canada’s most secular province

TORONTO — A new poll suggests Quebecers are no longer among the least religious residents of Canada. The reason? Quebecers … Continued

Canada names new minister for religious freedom

TORONTO — After nearly two years of delay, Canada on Tuesday (Feb. 19) finally named its ambassador for the Office … Continued

Customer sues Muslim barber for refusing to cut her hair

TORONTO — In case of competing rights, a Toronto woman has lodged a complaint against a barber who refused to … Continued

Canada cuts all non-Christian prison chaplains

TORONTO — The Canadian government is canceling the contracts of all non-Christian chaplains at federal prisons. By next spring, Muslim, … Continued

Parents seek veto on sexuality teaching in Ontario schools

TORONTO — A group of conservative Christian and Muslim parents in Ontario want schools to notify them before their children … Continued

Canadian man sues to stop ‘anguish’ of Lord’s Prayer

TORONTO — A Canadian man is suing his local government to stop the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer before council … Continued

Arctic Christians get first complete Inuit Bible

TORONTO — The Bible is by far the most translated book in history. Portions of the Old and New Testaments … Continued

Group says ‘Titanic’ film gets ‘women and children first’ doctrine all wrong

A spate of books, films, TV programs, and commemorative events are seeking to capitalize on Sunday’s (April 15) 100th anniversary … Continued

Survey finds deep mistrust for Muslims in Canada

TORONTO — A new poll shows that more than half of all Canadians distrust Muslims. The nationwide survey indicates that … Continued

Quebec parties challenge halal meat laws

TORONTO — Two political parties in Quebec are speaking out against the ritual slaughter of meat, saying the practice runs … Continued

Court says Quebec parents can’t pull students out of religion class

TORONTO — Canada’s highest court has ruled that children in Quebec schools cannot opt out of a course on ethics … Continued

Canadian imams issue fatwa against honor killings

TORONTO — Muslim clerics in Canada have issued a fatwa against so-called “honor killings” a week after three members of … Continued