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The Supreme Court of Canada recently ruled (April 15) that opening and closing council meetings in Saguenay Quebec with a Catholic prayer violated Quebec's provincial human rights act.
Edmonton has a worldwide reputation over 35 years of opening City Council meetings with a prayer or chant or musical presentation from one of the 13 + various faith traditions found in this community of 1.3 million residents.
This long-standing inclusive practice strengthens our community by building an environment to foster respect and understanding for Councillors, City Staff and meeting attendees. Ideas for the future include inviting rep. from the atheist/agnostic community to offer a reflection, moments of silence after any/all contributions to create a positive atmosphere of clarity, gratitude and mindfulness . ( for the liberties and freedoms we enjoy as Canadians)
It is my understanding that the purpose of The Charter of Rights and Freedoms is Tolerance, Freedom and Equality. It applies to corporations as well as individuals.
The Charter states that "a law will be found to restrict expression if it has the effect of frustrating the pursuit of truth, participation in the community, or individual self fulfillment and human flourishing" ( Limiting the Right )
The Charter ( 27 ) "This charter shall be interpreted in a manner consistent with the Preservation and enhancement of the multicultural heritage of Canada."
According to the Edmonton Journal "City lawyers want Edmonton councillors to temporarily cancel the prayers that start their meetings for fear the practice is unconstitutional". The April 28 agenda calls for a motion to not have a prayer.
A petition to the UK Education Department to seriously consider making Christian Teaching mandatory in infant, junior and secondary schools throughout the UK.
Clandestine and manipulative actions are currently being undertaken to put into place an unsuitable candidate as the Director of the Folklore State Centre of Georgia.
This is a result of yet another purge which threatens an emerging democracy. This petition calls for a clear, transparent and considered process to take place with consultation across a broad cultural community before any decisions are made.
The aim of the appointment ought to be to focus on the future of Georgian Folklore and how it is developed and represented on the world stage.
Taken from Rustavi 2 Broadcasting 26 Dec 2013
Staff rallies at Folklore State Center of Georgia
The staff of the Folklore State Center of Georgia held a symbolic protest outside the office of the center today. They nailed the entrance door of the building with a banner today and presented their statement of five demands addressed to the Minister of Culture.
The staff of the center is objecting to the decision of the supervisory board of the center, which elected Giorgi Donadze as the director yesterday. They say both the staffing of the board and the election of the new director was carried out with violations and call on the ministry not to sign the decree on Donadze`s appointment.
The previous director of the center Giorgi Ushikishvili was dismissed from the position on the grounds of the violations revealed in the office by the state audit office. Giorgi Ushikishvili and the staff of the center assert that the processes are controlled by Anzor Erkomaishvili.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is home to many traditions that make it a trademark for Texas pride and historical enthusiasm. It has stood the test of time, survived many disasters both natural and man-made.
For over twenty years one tradition has stood unopposed until today, the legendary Cowtown Shootout featuring three individuals, a law man, and two criminals, both armed with the iconic weapons of the western age; the revolver. During an extensive and immersive dialogue that attracts both regulars and newcomers alike, the two sides simulate an almost-real experience that explodes into a shootout that ends in the demise of two outlaws.
This is one Vietnamese festival that makes even non animal lovers cringe.
Every year, at a village near Hanoi, a pig is brutally chopped into two so that people can smear banknotes with its blood in the belief that it would bring luck.
LET US CONTINUE TO SAY: “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”
The compassionate and big-hearted people of Canada gave me as well as many other immigrants New Home and PROTECTION, when refuge was desperately needed.
They welcomed us, the new-comers with open arms and let us "BE" in their country without restrictions or barriers (which we experienced in our Native Lands) by allowing us to: Speak freely our mind without being arrested, retain our traditions and our native languages, educate our children instilling our traditions and customs. And, to teach our children our Religion (or a Religion of our choice), build Churches (and Schools) and let us make many personal choices, which were denied in our native lands.
As a "THANK YOU NOTE" we, the new-comers to this wonderful Country CANADA, are TAKING AWAY the traditional CANADIAN celebration: CHRISTMAS.
The End-of-the-year Holiday-Time has different significance to many people: For some it means to have a few days "off" away from the business pressures they endured during the year. Others are busy closing their "Books", while many are just beginning to earn some income, because their business is "End-of-the-Year" oriented, and/or welcoming the NEW YEAR while many nationalities have their Religious Celebrations as well.
And it happened that at this time of the year the Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus – the Son of God, renown in the whole World as the prophet who was educating people to be moral, virtuous, kind-hearted and compassionate to each other.
Because we, the residents of this Great Country, do not follow this kind of teaching, find ourselves facing many difficulties in our lives and consequently blame Christian CHRRISTMAS!
Please, my Friend, sign this Petition and let the Governing Offices know that you do not agree to this extremely discourteous treatment of the host-people's inoffensive tradition to say "MERRY CHRISTMAS!". Let there be "GUIDE" to make people understand that this is not a suitable approach of showing amiability, respect and mutual affinity in our society.
Disrespect causes apartheid and confusion amongst citizens.
Since there are no restrictions to other ethnic groups to the use of their traditional "titles" at the end-of-the-year festivities, so let the word "CHRISTMAS" to continue to be used as customary without criticism, sarcasm and belittling.
Thank you, My Friend, for your precious time and "MERRY CHRISTMAS" to YOU and YOUR Family.
Love and Peace Amongst Nations
We the people in America respect all animals. We have laws to protect animals. We also honor animals when they are dead, by giving them burials.
We do not treat their bodies like they are playthings for our entertainment.
So, we must put a stop to the use of dead octopus bodies in the Detroit Red Wings games.
Betrifft: (Nicht-)Wiederwahl Bundesrat Christoph Blochers
Die vergangene Wahlkampagne war – leider – durch eine einzige Frage überschattet, die Wiederwahl Bundesrat Blochers. Trotz des relativen Erfolges der SVP haben 70% der Stimmenden sich nicht für diese Partei eintschieden. Es scheint also, dass eine Mehrheit der Stimmbürger sich gegen eine Wiederwahl Herrn Blochers ausgedrückt hat.
Wir erlauben uns daher, Ihnen die folgende, an die Mitglieder der Vereinigten Bundesversammlung gerichtete Petition vorzulegen. Falls Sie mit deren Inhalt übereinstimmen, bitten wir Sie um eine Unterschrift und um Weiterleitung.
Concerne : La (non) réélection de Christophe Bocher au Conseil Fédéral .
La dernière campagne éléctorale n'avait -hélas- qu'un seul objet qui était celui de la présence ou non de Christophe Blocher au conseil fédéral.
Malgré le succès relatif de l'UDC, 70 % des Suisses n'ont pas voté UDC et il semble clair que la majorité du peuple Suisse ne souhaite pas la réélection de Monsieur Blocher au Conseil Fédéral.
We, the undersigned veterans, citizens and residents of Canada, and loyal subjects of Her Majesty the Queen of Canada, draw the attention of the Minister of National Defence to the following:
WHEREAS the Senate of Canada passed a motion on December 14, 2010, encouraging "the Minister of National Defence to change the official structural name of ‘Maritime Command’ to a new name that includes the word ‘Navy’.";
WHEREAS the Naval Service Act received Royal Assent on May 4, 1910, and the Canadian navy commemorated its centennial in 2010;
AND WHEREAS the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) was the navy of Canada until 1968 when the three Canadian armed services were unified to form the Canadian Forces, and the modern Canadian navy has been known as Canadian Forces Maritime Command since unification, but still refers to itself unofficially as the "navy" and maintains many RCN traditions;
AND WHEREAS Command-in-Chief of the Canadian Forces is vested in the Canadian Monarch and ships of the Canadian Forces continue to be called "Her/His Majesty's Canadian Ship";
AND WHEREAS it is currently improper to use the expression "Royal Canadian Navy" and its abbreviation "RCN" in references to the Canadian navy after February 1, 1968;
AND WHEREAS the Royal designation of the Canadian Navy was executed by a Royal Proclamation which has never been revoked, and that the Canadian Government and the Canadian Forces are required to resume usage of the expression “Royal Canadian Navy”, if the expression “Canadian Navy” is used in any official capacity;
AND WHEREAS the above also pertains to the "Royal Canadian Air Force" and its abbreviation "RCAF" in references to the Canadian air force after unification, which has been known as Canadian Forces Air Command since September 2, 1975, but still refers to itself unofficially as the "air force" and maintains many RCAF traditions;
AND WHEREAS notwithstanding the National Defence Act, which states that "The Canadian Forces are the armed forces of Her Majesty raised by Canada and consist of one Service called the Canadian Armed Forces", separate service uniforms were reintroduced in 1986, separate service chiefs were reinstated and returned to National Defence Headquarters in 1997, separate service websites were officially established and references to the separate services are now commonplace throughout the increasingly tri-service Canadian Forces, all of which have been accommodated without in any way compromising the unified command structure, integrated nature or corporate unity of the Canadian Forces;
AND WHEREAS resuming usage of the Royal designation as it pertains to the "Canadian Navy" and "Canadian Air Force" could be facilitated without in any way undermining the unity of the Canadian Forces acting as a single organization under a unified command structure, and without in any way compromising the integration of military operations, logistics support, personnel and administration of the separate services acting together under the current functional command system, which was the intent of Bill C-243, The Canadian Forces Reorganization Act, which we the petitioners strongly support;
AND WHEREAS resuming usage of such Royal designations could be facilitated without in any way replacing Canadian Forces Maritime Command and Canadian Forces Air Command, whose Chiefs of Staff would continue to exercise nominal command over the navy and air force respectively;
AND WHEREAS resuming usage of such Royal designations could be efficiently accomplished and executed without material cost to Canadian taxpayers;
AND WHEREAS resuming usage of such Royal designations would restore the traditional esprit de corps of the navy and air force, just as continued usage of the Royal designation of longstanding regular force and reserve regiments has preserved the traditional esprit de corps of the army, and just as continued usage of the Royal designation of the longstanding Royal Canadian Mounted Police has preserved the traditional esprit de corps of Canada's federal constabulary force;
Nous soussignés(es), les vétérans, citoyens et résidants du Canada ainsi que les loyaux sujets de Sa Majesté la Reine du Canada, désirons attirer l'attention de la Chambre sur ce qui suit :
que le Sénat du Canada a adopté une motion sur Décembre 14, 2010, encourageant "le ministre de la Défense nationale pour changer le nom officiel de construction» du Commandement maritime à un nouveau nom qui inclut le mot «Marine» . ";
que la Loi du Service Naval a reçu la Sanction royale le 4 mai 1910, et la marine canadienne a célébré son centenaire en 2010;
que la Marine Royale Canadienne (MRC) était la marine du Canada jusqu'en 1968 où les trois Forces armées canadiennes ont été unifiées pour former les Forces canadiennes;
que la Marine canadienne moderne a été nommée « Forces canadienne Commandement maritime » depuis l'unification, mais se rapporte toujours officieusement à elle-même en tant que « Marine canadienne » et qu’elle maintient beaucoup de traditions de la MRC ;
que le commandement des Forces canadiennes est investi dans le monarque et les navires des Forces canadiennes continuent à s'appeler « Navire Canadien de Sa Majesté »;
qu’il est actuellement inexact d'employer l'expression « Marine Royale Canadienne » et son abréviation « MRC » dans les références à la Marine canadienne depuis le 1er février 1968;
que la désignation « royale » de la Marine canadienne a été instaurée par une proclamation royale qui n'a jamais été révoquée et que le gouvernement du Canada et les Forces canadiennes sont obligées de reprendre l'utilisation de l'expression « Marine Royale Canadienne » si l'expression « Marine canadienne » est employée dans sa qualité officielle;
que ce qui précède concerne également l’ « Aviation Royale du Canada » et son abréviation « ARC », qui s’appelle « Forces canadienne Commandement aérien » depuis le 2ieme septembre 1975;
que malgré la Loi sur la Défense Nationale , qui déclare que « les Forces canadiennes sont les forces armées de Sa Majesté levées par le Canada [et] constituent un service intégré appelé ‘‘Forces armées canadiennes’’ », des uniformes séparés ont été réintroduits en 1986 et que des chefs de services séparés ont été rétablis et sont retournés au siège social de la Défense Nationale en 1997. De plus des sites Web séparés des services ont été officiellement mis en ligne et les références aux services séparés sont maintenant une banalité dans toutes les Forces canadiennes de plus en plus tri-service ayant été ainsi adaptées sans compromettre a structure unifiée de commandement, la nature intégrée ou l'unité de corporation des Forces canadiennes;
que réinstaurer la désignation royale appartenant à la « Marine canadienne » et la « Force aérienne canadienne » pourrait être fait sans miner l'unité des Forces canadiennes en tant qu'organisation simple sous une structure unifiée de commande et sans compromettre l'intégration des opérations, de l'appui de logistique, du personnel militaire et de l'administration des services séparés tels que voulus par le Bill C-243, Loi sur la Réorganisation des Forces canadiennes que nous, pétitionnaires soutenons fortement;
que la réinstauration de l'utilisation de telles désignations royales pourrait être effectuée sans remplacer les Force canadiennes Commandement Maritime et les Forces canadiennes Commandement Aérien, dont les chefs du personnel continueraient à exercer le commandement nominal;
que la réinstauration de l'utilisation de telles désignations royales pourrait être efficacement accomplie et exécutée sans coût pour les contribuables canadiens;
et que la réinstauration de l'utilisation de telles désignations royales reconstituerait l’esprit de corps traditionnel de la Marine et de la Force aérienne, tout comme son usage continu l’a préservé pour les régiments réguliers et de réserve de l'armée et tout comme c’est le cas pour la Gendarmerie royale du Canada, la police fédérale du Canada;
Should same-sex marriage be legalised in Australia?
One of the government’s roles is to ensure that all Australian citizens have access to fairness, justice, protection of youth and it's citizen's and equality. The government appears to be reinforcing prejudice by not allowing equality and the same rights to all citizens when it comes to homosexuality. Or is it?
Most people in Australia, if they spoke out, believe that same-sex marriage is a threat to the institution of the traditional marriage model. Homosexuality is recognised in our society but is NOT broadly accepted. Allowing same sex marriage would affect Australian society negatively through raised financial health costs, the break down of family values where in the past strong families have been the corner stone of our society and abandonment of children who may be adopted into sudo-gay marriages. Statistics around the world show same sex relationships, on average, only last from 1-2 years.
Those who believe that marriage is simply a legally social and economic contract discard the purpose of marriage. The point of marriage is to create a lifelong, protective environment to birth, raise and cultivate the next generation into adulthood. Gay marriage cannot produce the next generation and for any nation this would obviously be detrimental in the long run.
If we are all to decide increasingly that we should be in same sex marriages, we would only serve to degrade the Australian birth rate even further. The current Government within Australia is making all efforts to increase the birth rate, why would it allow this minority group to influence vulnerable youth into it's ranks for increasing it's agenda.
Marriage has not evolved... ever! It has always been the same in all of history, hence tradition. It is between the union of a male and female. It should not be adapted because a few yell loud enough!
Australia says, "Let's keep our family values intact, so our children can continue to live in a lucky and blessed nation of wealth and prosperity".
It has been a tradition at Sumner Academy of Arts & Science for years for a person to sign their name in the theatre dressing rooms and on the walls. Some students took it a little too far this time with spray paint and upset the director.
Now he wants us to paint over the entire dressing room and all the walls. We agree to correct our wrong but to go through and erase all that history is just ridiculous and we refuse to do it.
We, the undersigned fans of the Cleveland Force & MISL, would like to petition, North Coast Professional Sports (Cleveland Force Ownership Group) and urge the current ownership group to keep the team and or sell it.
Cleveland has had a great tradition in professional indoor soccer and We the fans would like to keep it going.
Loosing the Cleveland Force would be a huge loss to the Fans of Cleveland and the MISL. I think we have witnessed two of the best games in MISL History. Please keep the tradition alive!!!
I am creating this petition to help put a stop to Honor killings in Jordon. This is a serious issue and needs to be addressed! i have read a novel called "Forbidden Love" by Norma Khouri,which is about an Honor killing. After reading this novel, i have realised that it still happens today around the world but it is an ancient tradition and is a serious issue in Jordon.
I have set up petitions and will be campaigning to help and stop honor killings in Jordon.
I, along with my fellow UAB colleagues, wish to stress the importance of campus identity. We believe that a strong identity will bestow a sense of pride, unity, and school spirit, which are integral parts of the college experience. While UAB's campus is beautified with statues representing the principles on which the institution was founded, it is lacking in what the university is working towards: Tradition. By signing below I agree that a statue promoting school spirit should be erected in conjunction with UAB's new undergraduate admissions office/parking facility.
Student petition to block proposed contract with PARTA and dissolve Campus Bus Service.
The rulings of three provincial courts have effectively legalized same-sex marriage by declaring the erstwhile ban discriminatory under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Although Prime Minister Jean Chretien has drafted a bill in support of gay marriage, many backbenchers are working hard to undermine this effort in order to reserve the right of marriage strictly for heterosexuals. Gays cannot marry, according to Canada's Solicitor-General Wayne Easter, because of the difference between gays and straights: "when [straight people] get married, it's procreation." In other words, when a couple gets married for any other reason besides breeding, it ruins the whole idea of marriage for all of us.
It's clear, then, that banning homos from marriage simply does not go far enough. There are many straight people out there abusing the sanctity of the matrimonial tradition by marrying for such silly reasons as love or a desire to celebrate lifetime commitments, rather than solely to pop out babies. These people must be stopped.
We, the undersigned, demand that action be taken to preserve the dignity and tradition of marriage as an institution of procreation. Legislation must be enacted forbidding women over the childbearing age from tying the knot. Mandatory testing must be carried out to identify sterile men and barren women, ensuring that these people remain single forever. Elderly couples without offspring must have their marriages forcibly annulled.
We who are married for procreation must defend our noble institution against the pernicious threat posed by homosexuals and other non-breeders. Allowing them to marry will affect our own marriages somehow.
Many of us have gone through life blind and accepting our society's tradition of using animals for clothing, entertainment and research studies. Then we eventually learn that animals are treated so terribly in our country and the countries around us. A big contributer to the poor treatment of animals is within zoos and circuses. Please sign this petition if you are sick and tired of seeing these defensless animals die and live miserably outside of their natural habitat.
For years Australians have consumed excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages at almost every opportunity. Including the cricket. It appears that this tradition is in danger. Over the last few years Australians have seen a massive alcohol tax increase, and a ban of full strength beer at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It seems that only the time honoured tradition of backyard cricket is safe these days.
The once grassy hill covered in yobbos with esky's is a distant memory. How much longer will Australian cricket fans pay nearly $5 for a warm light beer in a plastic cup?
StevieStar (no.7) and Mish (no.15), of the Macquarie University Basketball team have been some of the most influential characters over the past five years. They have brought back tradition and pride to the university that was starting to lack.
In Perth in 1999, they gave birth to Delores the Dolphin, which is now the Macquarie University intervarsity mascot and an icon throughout the University's of Australia.
They have brought back spirit and pride back to Macquarie University. Both Stevie and Mish are well known and respected throughout the university by both students and staff members.
In signing the petition you will help to provide the university with a historic tradition.