FREEDOM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/FREEDOM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Tales of Clydesdales and braces at Timpanogos Storytelling Festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58355392-78/storytelling-davis-festival-timpanogos.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58355392-78/storytelling-davis-festival-timpanogos.html.csp">Tales of Clydesdales and braces at Timpanogos Storytelling Festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By christopher smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:20:08.677-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Canyon • Wagner’s music was better than it sounded. So goes one of the great lines from the best storyteller of his time — Mark Twain. Thirteen of America’s best present-day storytellers gathered this week for the 25th annual Timpanogos Storytelling Festival — the second biggest event of its kind in the country. “Thanks to crooked teeth and Trailways, I was going to escape,” recounted Donald Davis to a tent full of listeners Saturday. Davis grew up in the 1950s in the small town of Way...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355392@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:20:08 MDT Letter: Muslims Need to Speak Out and be Heard http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352846-82/muslims-religion-negative-practices.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352846-82/muslims-religion-negative-practices.html.csp">Letter: Muslims Need to Speak Out and be Heard</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T21:55:48.201-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent events in the Middle East have brought out the strongest statements yet by leading Islamic clerics condemning the brutal ISIS claim to be an Islamic movement. This is encouraging because it seems that too much of the press about Muslims is negative. This worldwide religion includes a large number of diverse groups with widely differing views. While most non-Muslims may know little about the religion there are three practices that stand out as troubling: 1) Convert to Islam or die. 2) Le...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58352846@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:55:48 MDT From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58279012-68/religious-liberty-freedom-groups.html.csp">From peyote to sex: Religious liberty fight recast</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RACHEL ZOLL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Religion Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Not long ago, when religious liberty cases reached the courts, the people seeking protection for their beliefs were mostly from small faith groups and their lawyers were liberals. The contested issues were narrow: a demand that plain, black Amish buggies carry bright safety triangles, for instance, or bans on hallucinogenic tea in a Native American ritual. The resolutions of these cases were as narrowly drawn as the complaints themselves. A judge might carve out an exemption for the practice in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582790122014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T11:29:18.25-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58279012@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:29:18 MDT Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236835-80/religious-report-freedom-kerry.html.csp">Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions, says U.S.</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T09:38:01.997-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 09:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">And then there were nine. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Monday that Turkmenistan has joined the State Department’s list of worst religious-freedom offenders. The State Department’s “Countries of Particular Concern” list had remained static since 2006, when eight countries — Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Uzbekistan — were designated as CPCs. Justifying the addition of Turkmenistan, Kerry cited reports of people detained, beaten and tortured for their...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236835@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:38:01 MDT Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58236853-80/religious-saperstein-freedom-rabbi.html.csp">Rabbi Saperstein tapped as first non-Christian to serve as U.S. religious-freedom envoy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LAUREN MARKOE and BRIAN PELLOT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Religion News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:21:46.489-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama has tapped Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998. As ambassador, the man named as the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine in 2009, will head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and will be tasked with monitoring religious-freedom abuses around the world. “When it comes to the work of protecting...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236853@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:21:46 MDT Letter: Freedom to impose on others? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216886-82/freedom-impose-religion-age.html.csp">Letter: Freedom to impose on others?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:00:02.454-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I must have missed something in that high school civics class: Since when did freedom of religion mean we have the right to discriminate against someone (religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, etc.) by imposing our own perceptions on others? Carolyn Sanders Holladay</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58216886@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:00:02 MDT Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist. http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211345-82/religious-act-freedom-hatch.html.csp">Editorial: Religion and LGBT rights can co-exist.</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:10:01.494-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Good people the world over, throughout history, have found strength and solace in various religious faiths. That’s why a freedom to follow one’s chosen religion is prominent in both the founders’ Bill of Rights and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms. But no religion returns the loyalty of its devoted followers if, instead of helping them negotiate the challenges of a changing world, it makes them the false promise that change will not occur. Not only will large numbers of the faithful be in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211345@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:10:01 MDT