Petition Tag - religion

61. Stop Violence in the Name of Religion

Violence in the name of religion still persists. Just a few days before Christmas, in the Indonesian City of Bekasi, another Church was attacked on Dec 18th 2009 (Santo Albertus Church, Bekasi).

Our Government and officials are unable to curb such acts of violence, clearly for lack of the political will.

Need support from the Global Community to pressurize our Government through the Indonesian Embassies/Missions in your respective countries. Shalom Salaam Sadhu Shanti..





Because of his activism/movements such as this petition, Anand Krishna has been attacked several times by the radical elements of the Indonesian Society, at present he is facing the atrocity of 3 judges of the Indonesian Supreme Court, to know more about this, please read the following, and also please sign our petitions to free him, please spread the word around, God Bless You - on behalf of Anand Krishna's Friends






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62. End Compulsory Prayer in the Aussie Parliament

Since 1901, Australian Parliamentary Standing Orders have required the House & Senate to open daily with a Christian prayer, to the exclusion of all other beliefs and disbeliefs.

"Almighty God, we humbly beseech Thee to vouchsafe Thy blessing upon this Parliament. Direct and prosper our deliberations to the advancement of Thy glory, and the true welfare of the people of Australia.

Our Father, which art in Heaven: Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive them that trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

63. Daisaku Ikeda should be recognized as a leader in helping people reach their highest potential

I have been studying buddhism for modern living for about two years. It has changed my life and helped me to be more involved in world peace.

After learning the history of what Daisaku Ikeda has done to achieve world peace and spread this practice throughout the world it is a privilege to write this petition.

He should be recognized as a leader in helping people reach their highest potential and helping them find happiness in their lives. Therefore helping them to want peace in and outside of their lives.

64. Sikh boy’s refusal to cut hair costs him his job

This petition is for the support of Sikh guy Harshdeep Singh Anand from Shimla ( India ) who has lost his job in Abu Dhabi in refusal to cut his hairs ( a unique Sikh identity ). No such condition had been mentioned in his appointment letter and it was known that he was a Sikh with long hair as he was selected for the job after an interview.

65. Think Globally - Act locally - Endorse the Earthcharter and Seed the Change

The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

We stand at a critical moment in Earth's history, a time when humanity must choose its future. As the world becomes increasingly interdependent and fragile, the future at once holds great peril and great promise. To move forward we must recognize that in the midst of a magnificent diversity of cultures and life forms we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.


1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
4. Secure Earth's bounty and beauty for present and future generations.

5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth's ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.
6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth's regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.

9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.

13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.

66. Petition for Religious Freedom in Iran

As Friday 12th of 2009 the Islamic Republic of Iran re-elected Mahmud Ahmadinejad for the presidency it is risen the concern about the Christian minority in this Country.

The legal deterrence as the opposition to cult in Persian, the official language, for instance, implies in the non-observation of the freedom of religion issued in several international treaties binding the Islamic Republic of Iran.

67. Stop Removal of Christian content from Television and Radio

An organization has been granted a Federal Hearing on the removal of Joel Osteen, Joyce Meyer, Charles Stanley, David Jeremiah and other pastors from the airwaves by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington , D.C.

Their petition, Number 2493, would ultimately pave the way to stop the reading of the gospel of our Lord and the removal of all Christmas programs and Christmas carols on the airwaves of America. They got 287,000 signatures to back their stand!

If this attempt is successful, all Sunday worship services being broadcast so that hose who are unable to attend services will no longer be able to get them on the radio or television. You as a Christian can help! We are praying for at least 1 million signatures to defeat their efforts. Christians we must unite on this. We ignored one lady once and lost prayer in our schools and offices across the nation.

Please stand up for your religious freedom and let your voice be heard. Together we can make a difference.

68. Keep the Cokesbury Bookstore

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Student Christian League is forming a petition to keep the Cokesbury Bookstore.

1.) Cokesbury provides credit accounts to all ITC students in addition to sizeable discounts.

2.) An online bookstore will give financial stability to the ITC community.

3.) Cokesbury enhances the ITC campus life and provides jobs for the student body.

4.) An online bookstore will enable the students to receive books and other materials delivered to their homes.

5.) Cokesbury provides discounts to all ITC students as well is sponsored by the anchor of the ITC institions constituent seminary Gammon Theological Seminary.

6.) An online bookstore will not comply with the same discounts as the ITC Cokesbury bookstore.

69. Oppose State Rep. Steve Gottwalt infringing freedom of religion

Minnesota: Bill Would Ban Headwear On Driver's License Photos - Most people don't like their driver's license picture, but if a state lawmaker has his way, one group of Minnesotans said they are going to like theirs even less.

State Rep. Steve Gottwalt of St. Cloud is trying to pass a bill that would ban any kind of headwear worn on a driver's license pictures.

70. Join Earth Hour, Mormon Temple of Oakland

The Mormon Temple in Oakland shines bright all night every day of the year. The energy used to keep the lights on is tremendous.

We are asking the Mormon church to join the rest of the world in turning off the lights for just 60 minutes on March 28 from 8:30-9:30 pm. Cities around the world have committed to join in this statement of energy awareness.

Indeed, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the City of Lights, are joining over 400 cities in 74 countries around the world in this simple yet powerful statement against climate change and wasteful energy consumption.



To ask the U.S. Government to develop a TREATY OF FAITHS. The objective, to join hands with all faiths to tell the world that we are love, and that we recognize our unique beliefs and will attempt to stop judging each other. All Church Leaders should talk to their constituencies and tell them that interfaith judgement should stop, and that tolerance and understanding heal our faiths, heal us, and lead us to understand that we are unique and can work next to each other in love. I would like to see this happen as a Worldwide endeavor, a true Universal occurrence. If we did this, it would be the first in history, and all people would agree to stop persecuting each other due to their Faith, their Spiritual beliefs, or Life choices (Re: Abortion. Ex: to disagree is one thing. To hurt or maim is another.)Churches of all Faiths should state that holding one's beliefs is beloved, but to act upon or judge another based on Faith or Life Choices cannot happen.



If we understand this, and start the petition in the United States, and we set the example, we might also be able to reach out worldwide to find a way to touch all Religious Traditions in love. We will submit this petition to the U.S. Government and ask for GLOBAL RECOGNITION of a TREATY OF FAITHS that will attempt to heal our Nation, heal our people, and, hopefully, eventually, the World itself. Once we have forged the TREATY OF FAITHS, we will ask the U.S. Government to build THE CHURCH OF LOVE in Washington D.C., to set a new precedent for Love in our world. This church would respect all religions, all faiths, and all philosophies. The Church of Love’s true
Philosophy, that Love and the perfection of our own souls be first and foremost, and that love bind and connect all religions in Respect and Beauty. It would support the beliefs of all people, and demonstrate that all people on this earth are born and remain equal. Love is the only True Natural Religion...Rebecca Tacosa Gray, Author/Intellectual Owner

The full proposal is viewable online at


72. Metal - The New Religion

Metal is the most powerful and purest form of music on the planet with thousands of loyal followers!

It's time to make METAL a religion.

73. Stop the Mason's crimes today

Anti Corruption Party is a free, voluntary support group for victims of Freemasonry. Masons are the invisible terrorists within every community.

How to stop the NWO/Masons crimes immediately

You must fight for and demand a public register of Freemasons, Co Masons and The Order Of The Eastern Star (female Masons)

This would comprehensively prove if they are a good charitable fraternity or a criminal organisation.

Freemasonry portrays itself that it is all good. It should not have a problem with a public register of their (good?) members.

After all, wouldn't you like to know if your best friend, family, lawyer, policeman, doctor, emergency services, neighbour, military forces, social services, politician, judge, dentist, tradesman, vet, supermarket, council, postman, religious leader, care worker, etc, is a Mason ? Fact, Freemasonry flourishes on the abuse of your trust.

First of all, write to your local lodge (via signed for letter), we guarantee they will ignore you. Then do a Freedom of Information request (via signed for letter). Then take your results to your Politician (ask if he is a Mason). If you get nowhere, you now know for sure that everything we say is true. Next, you must educate everybody. Start petitions and send/fax/print off copies of this email to everyone in your street, workplace, library, waiting rooms, supermarkets, public transport etc. Knock on the doors of your local lodge (local house of corruption) and ask them questions. Make sure you have a witness, voice recorder and video-cam. Ask them for a public register or about someone you suspect of being a member. We have to waken up immediately, we HAVE to fight this as we are running out of time. Get rid of this Masonic mind-controlled virus and the NWO will fall. No Masonic foot-soldiers = no power. Direct any doubters to the websites below (and follow the links) or get them to read the David Icke newsletters.

Freemasonry is the main tool for the Illuminati - Oil Barons - Bankers - Royalty - World's Richest Families (mainly American/Israelis). These people are responsible for a trillion, trillion crimes (underestimated) against the planet and its contents. All food, fuel, poverty, starvation, misery and energy costs are all manipulated by the NWO. All wars, terrorism, drugs, crime, politics (including Lisbon Treaty) is fabricated by the NWO. They also own all media so they control everything you see, read and hear. All of the laws in every country have been changed to favour the NWO. We are literally being controlled by a criminal network/organisation and they have nasty/vile/despicable plans for us all. Checkout the brilliant truth-seeking websites below and educate yourselves to this very serious situation. Freemasonry is also a mind-controlled religious cult and they DO practice witchcraft.

Give us a public register of the secret societies and the "societies with secrets" (the Freemasons get out clause). Then we will no longer be controlled by a criminal religious cult/network/organisation. If you are a member of Freemasonry, there is nothing to stop you reading what you are a part of. You are just a fool and a tool to be used. Do you really think you'll get the call when it all kicks off? If you are not one of their bloodlines, you are just as dispensable as the rest of us. You ARE being used and temporarily rewarded.

Please don't waste valuable time on their silly Masonic signs, numbers and symbols. It's all designed that way to cloud your investigations. Get focused and start working towards a public register first. Incidentally, why have they got charity status when their ninth degree Mason takes his vows to kill for Freemasonry ? Do not listen to anything from a Mason's head, its brainwashed.

This email is brought to you by the Anti Corruption Party (a support group for victims of Freemasonry) We are all victims but YOU just haven't worked it out yet. Your ignorance is bliss for Freemasonry. Here are some of ACP's friends websites below........... Read what each one has to say about the Freemasons. (before you criticize David Icke, who do you think brainwashed you?) Just subscribe to David Icke's brilliant, truth-seeking newsletters. Only £3 per month and 100% accurate reports, the truth on a plate, mate. Juri Lina

If you are still skeptical about what we have to say about Freemasonry, please read this factual, (ultimate) truth about the Freemasons. It's by Gordon Kameron, you can download it for 50p ($0.91). This book is only 68 pages long so there is no excuse for not reading this excellent truth. You will not find these secrets revealed in any lodge or admitted to by any Mason. You can find it here....... Just how much more facts, truths do you need ? take action now, today.

Let ACP put it this way, 99% of the public are not aware of Masonic Theatre, where Masons actually stage situations that look normal to the untrained eye. In every situation you can think of. For example, almost every person who works in the emergency services is a Mason. Now, where lies their impartiality as a creditable witness ? So, when you see these people on the Masonic owned media as a witness, who are you going to believe ? 9/11 - 7/7 - Diana, etc. Simple logic, we need a public register of Freemasons, Co Masons and the Order The Eastern Star (female Masons).

Anti Corruption Party contact details....... ACP, 93 Ashburn Road, Glasgow G62 7PQ Scotland. You can call 07799 612 227 or 07954 209 674 and leave a message, we will call you back or you can email or You can also contact us through the website forums above. Anonymous communications are usually ignored. Make sure you get a genuine reply as these crooks are protecting their plunder. Technology is brilliant, we pay for it and the criminal Masonic members get to abuse it. Question, why don't the authorities investigate Freemasonry ? Join ACP, its free, just send your email and we'll send you our regular ACP newsletter. Forward this to all or we all fall. Let's stop these destroyers of society. Stop the NWO's criminal Masonic foot-soldiers now. We do not want a register of any other club, group or organisation. Masons will argue their human rights, talk to their victims first.

If you are a law abiding taxpayer then you are a member of ACP. Spread the word, make a flyer, start a local group of truth-seekers, put it onto the forums, copy this and distribute. Or you can get involved in our latest project at Don't waste your time with low level Masons, they know nothing about the evil inner core of Freemasonry.

74. Save Ina Duley Ogdons Home 6829 Summerfield Rd. Temperance, Michigan

The property located at 6829 Summerfield Rd. Temperance Michigan should be considered as a historical site. The property will be going up for sale and is at great risk of being torn down if we do not step in and urge the township to get involved with it’s preservation.

The Ina Duley Ogdon cabin, “deserving of preservation, was built on an old Indian trail now called Summerfield Road in Lambertville. Constructed about 1830 for Charles and Charlotte Phelps, it was remodeled in the 1860’s as their family grew.

Around 1920 hymnist, Ina Duley Ogdon and her husband purchased the cabin from Stephen Phelps as a summer cottage, but later decided to move here permanently. In 1930 a second cabin, owned by Henry Beck and built in 1865, was purchased. It logs were numbered, dismantled and moved from Ottawa Lake by Charles Friedly and Fred Hasen. Reconstructed as a wing of this lovely country home, the rustic log cabin portion was purposely left exposed.

Ina enjoyed the peaceful country living with its outdoor ponds and gardens, and her antique filled home. It was in an upper bedroom of this home that Ina Duley Ogdon penned a verse to cheer her ailing father. “Brighten the Corner Where you are” was sold (for $3.00) to the music director of Evangelist Billy Sunday, who set it to music and helped make it the most popular hymn of all times.

Ina would go on to write over 3,000 verses and two books in her lifetime. “
By Trudy Wieske Urbani (Town Historian)

75. Review Religious Education in the UK

As a multi-faith and multi-cultural society, the United Kingdom hosts many people from different walks of life and with many different beliefs with religion playing an important part of this.

No doubt as a result of this, at GCSE level, religious education (RE) is made compulsory. This, in itself, I don't disagree with at all, in fact I think it's a great idea. But the fact the syllabus only requires students to study 2 religions (Christianity and one other) surely is not in keeping with the fact that this subject is after all, all about tolerance and acceptance.

Ignorance of other main religions will no doubt in some cases lead to prejudice and discrimination, which is surely not what the government and the public would want today's children to carry with them to later life.

It seems a waste of the RE teachers degree level knowledge and is not at all encouraging acceptance between future generations or the exploration and questioning of faith which children of this age should be encouraged to do.

Please, please sign this petition if you want the government to change the syllabus so that our children can learn more about other main religions and so learn to accept and take the next step towards a less conflicted world. This may seem a bit of an exaggeration as to what this petition can achieve, on too small a scale and too trivial a matter to achieve this but the children after all, are the future and will one day be the voices of society.

Thank you so much, just the fact you have read the petition is raising awareness and I hope you feel strongly about this issue as I do =)

76. Keep Lord's Prayer in Queen's Park

The Government's taken the Lord's Prayer & Bible out of our schools and now look at our schools, what do you see? Guns, violence & crime.

Now they want to take it out of our legislature. God help this province and nation.

77. The Moment of Silence

For a long time now the moment of silence has been looked down upon in schools because people feel like it is both a waste of time and a way to enforce prayer/religion on people. The truth of the matter is it is neither.

The "moment of silence" is, as described by wikipedia, the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, and meditation. There are three options that a moment of silence allows students to do and only one of them is prayer. Students can think about what they plan to do that day and calm down before school starts. This provides students and teachers with a more efficient learning environment.

In conclusion, the moment of silence in schools is in no way enforcing religion upon students, because it provides students with many more options, and it is not an excuse for students to waste class time, because it calms classes down providing a more efficient learning environment.

78. Teach Evolution as a Theory

Evolution is currently being taught in schools as a fact. It should not be taught a fact, because it goes against the beliefs of many religions.

What is taught in public schools should not offend the religious. I am personally not religious, but I do not believe that evolution should be taught as a fact. Rather it should be taught as a theory.

79. Guidance on the literature made available in libraries

As an aspiring writer who looks to Shakespeare as a role model, I would consider it an honour to present this petition to the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament with due respect.

Today as we see some of the writers across the world and in the UK, produce literature that are viable to raise roars and threats, a country which prides its freedom of expression cannot shut the doors for the writers, neither can they open doors to the extremists.

But writers who use racial discrimination and gender discrimination as their motif should be seriously punished so that no other writer does that and that the literature that the future British generation is reading, does not promote the same traits in them. If not done, this would lead to the promotion of the values which the British flag does not promote; as UK is and has been the main source of literature for the rest of the world.
What should be our stance in such a situation?

I propose that we should have a legislation passed that sees that both the writers and the readership living in the UK are not disturbed and that peace and harmony can be maintained in the UK. If we are to give our next generation quality literature to read then I believe that this petition should be the first step in doing so.

I propose the following for the petition and anticipate that the Honourable members of the Scottish Parliament will approve of the petition:

1. Freedom of speech is the basic right of every writer.

2. In case of threat, necessary arrangements must be made to ensure the protection of the life, property and career of the writer.

3. Writer involved in any genre should not commit any of the following during his or her writing, and the educational authorities and institutes should see to it that no such work be published in any form:
• Defaming the deities of any religion, including the prophets and saints of that religion and this extends to the families of the prophets and saints
• Degrades any Royal household, including all form of use of words.
• Uses any elements of discrimination in his writing
• Promotes religious hatred.

4. In the event that a writer is found involved in such activities, the following penalties may be imposed.
• Request for the imprisonment and further legal actions sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the honours to be conferred sent to the UK Government.
• Request for the financial penalties sent to the UK Government.

5. The writer must act accordingly to protect him or her being penalized by the law.

80. Stop animal slaughter in the name of religion

Apologists for Ritual Slaughter claim that it is both quick and humane. We say that this imported ritual isn't - it is barbaric, cruel and wholly unnecessary. In addition ritually slaughtered meat should not be clandestinely fed to our kids in their school dinners - as is happening in hundreds of schools up and down the country at present!

Does your kids' school secretly serve up ritually slaughtered meat in their meals? If you don't know then we urge you to find out!

Parents and pupils alike should contact their schools to demand that any ritually slaughtered meat used in school catering be clearly labelled as such, so as to provide freedom of choice for the vast majority of pupils who, quite rightly, have no wish to participate in the most prolific form of animal cruelty practiced in Britain today!

81. Stop the destruction of Adam's bridge or Rama bridge or Ram Setu

The ill-planned destruction of the thousands of years old, man-made stone bridge known as the Holy and revered Adams bridge or Rama Bridge or Ram Setu, 48km long and 2km wide, connecting the southeastern coast of India with the northeastern coast of Sri Lanka (previously known as Ceylon), commenced on 11 Dec 2006.

The Holy and revered bridge dates back to the time of the Ramayan for Hindus and to the time of Adam and Eve for Muslims and Christians. See's_Bridge

Corporate arguments put forward in support of the destruction of the Holy and revered bridge, i.e. shorter-ship-sailing-times from West to East India, to avoid sailing around Sri Lanka, fuel economy etc. do not compensate for the loss felt by billions of Hindus, Muslims and Christians all over the world.

This Holy and revered bridge is priceless. There are underwater cities not too deep under the water. Tools and artifacts from the huge wall stone structures date back to over 7,500 years ago, making it the earliest civilization known to man, thousands of years earlier than the Indus Valley civilisation. The area of shallow waters around the Holy and revered bridge need to be dried out and preserved as the Holy land it once was in ancient times as a place of Holy and revered pilgrimage.

As of 09/10/2007, 24.76% of the destruction by massive dredger machines has already been carried out as planned by the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project, without any reference to the history or religious origins of the Holy and revered bridge, without proper consultation with Hindu, Muslim and Christian organisations and without regard to the sentiments of Hindus, Muslims and Christians all over the world, See

Despite its roots with all major religions, and its heritage, the Holy and revered bridge does not even feature amongst UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre’s list for the lawful preservation of listed monuments, See

Due to an Indian court decision, work on the Holy and revered bridge has halted for a few months. Protests are being organized by many Hindu organizations to ensure this destruction does not resume. What is needed is a global effort on a massive scale.

Full details on

82. Stop 'Bible Bashers' harassing people in bristol, UK

Today I was deeply disturbed to be stopped in the street by a woman in bright red overalls saying 'Jesus will save you!'. I apologised, said sorry but all of my friends and myself are straightedge and satanists (and no, this isn't what most people think it is).

She then accused me of pushing my 'religion' on everyone else (Despite the fact that being straightedge involves no drinking, no drug abuse and no sex outside of a relationship.) and threw a load of notes in my face.

She told me, that as a woman I was leading my male friends straight to hell. I found this a disgrace towards my gender.

It is people like this who are continually harassing people, disturbing them and upsetting them .

I'm all for people believing what they want to believe, but when they start forcing their religion upon everyone.

May I also note, this woman also deeply upset an old woman she shouted at?
Why should these people be allowed to harass people in such a way?

And if you would like the evidence, I shall be sure to scan up a picture of a pamphlet telling everyone how everything we enjoy is evil.

83. Official Grievance Against the College Republicans at the College of Saint Catherine

The College Republican's Anti-Affirmative Action Bake Sale, entitled "Affirmative Action is a Negative Reaction: Only Racists Consider Race" in the CdC Atrium on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, was an extreme display of white privilege and racist representation. We oppose the hypocrisy of a bake sale that supported this slogan, rhetoric and action.

What happened that day was racism—racism that is part of a larger systemic problem in our society. The language and action taken by the College Republicans are to be taken very seriously, as their position threatens and oppresses the rights and livelihoods of those whose social locations are already marginalized in our society—women, people of Color, the working class and the poor. This event led numerous students to feel unwelcomed, unwanted and unsafe.

Do not be confused. Their campaign that day was not independent of a larger systemic movement that supports and controls the White Supremacist Capitalist Patriarchy.

Thank you for signing the petition asap and forwarding it on to others to build support for this social movement.

Becky McDonald and Kris Schmitz, CSC students

84. phan doi CSVN dan ap cha Ly

Roman Catholic priest Thaddeus Nguyen Van Ly home detained again.

85. Biblical Teaching for Delphi Community High School

This petition for Delphi Community High School to offer courses in Biblical Teachings, and to have Creationism taught in Biology, or any other science class, along with Evolution, the Big Bang Theory, etc... Evolution is taught in schools today as a fact, but it is only a theory.

As Dr. Carl Baugh puts it, "Evolution is anti-evidence faith and philosophical propoganda, which does not even qualify to be a scientific hypothesis, much less a proven "fact" of history or science." So if schools teach propoganda, than they can teach the Bible also, and that is what this petition is saying.

86. SAVE the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem from Israeli illegal excavation & destruction

End the Israeli destruction of the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem.

Recent Israeli excavations and destruction near and under the holy sites in the Old City Jerusalem threaten to change history. These excavations, if allowed to continue, threaten to seriously distort the historical significance of the Old City of Jerusalem. The integrity of monuments and historic sites that identify the heritage of humanity, especially sites of spiritual and cultural diversity, must be protected by responsible members of the world community.

On February 6, the Israeli antiquities authority started demolition of historic sites near the western wall of the holy sites compound. A hill, a wooden bridge, and two rooms at the foot of the hill will be eradicated in order to build a permanent bridge/walkway for Jewish settlers to access the Jewish Wailing Wall/ Muslim Buraq wall on the road leading to Magharba gate. These monuments represent different periods of human history.

Jerusalem, the mountainous walled city with a rich religious history, is sacred to followers of the three great religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; more than one half of the world's population.

For Jews, Jerusalem is the holy site of the Wailing Wall ; for Christians, the site of Christ's burial and resurrection; for Muslims, the site of the Prophet Muhammad's night journey to heaven, as well as the first direction they prayed towards before Makkah, and one of the three holiest sites.

Israel has been conducting what it terms 'excavation work' , an archaeological digging/tunnel , near and under the holy sites compound. since 1969.The current digging imposes a direct threat to the sustainability of Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre; where it is believed Christ was buried and rose from the dead. Other adjacent historic structures are also threatened.

In February 2004, excavation work led to the collapse of a part of the path leading to Al Magharba Gate, one of the holy compound’s main entrances. However, Israeli media claims that the excavation had no effect on this incident and cites a snowstorm as the reason for the collapse. In February 2007, they characterizes the recent excavation/demolition as repair, maintenance, or restoration activities.

Jerusalem’s rich history belongs to all humankind. Old City of Jerusalem was declared by UNESCO as a threatened world heritage site.

The recent Israeli excavations and demolition of historic monuments of Jerusalem are a clear violation of the international laws as listed below:

UNESCO Decision 30 COM 7A.34 (2006), 31 C/Resolution 31, as well as to the provisions of the four Geneva Conventions (1949), The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) the related Protocol and to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972), the inscription of the Old City of Jerusalem on the World Heritage List and on the List of World Heritage in Danger and the recommendations, resolutions and decisions of UNESCO on the protection of the cultural heritage.

Jerusalem world heritage sites are a significant part of world history. As we speak, the world is witnessing the destruction of a history that belongs to all humanity. If we do not raise our voices in opposition to this illegal excavation, this historical treasure could be destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth forever.

We urge all concerned people of the world to stand firm to protect our human history and to stop all forms of demolition and excavations of the historical Jerusalem.

We urge the international community to appeal to governmental and non-governmental archeological, anthropological, historic, and human rights organizations, institutions, and legal entities to safeguard the cultural heritage of the Old City of Jerusalem

Please be advised that this petition is not intended to undermind or discredit our Jewish friends who are working diligently on indispensable peace and justice projects. This petition calls on all people of conscience and truth including the Abrahamic communities (Jews, Christians & Muslims) to restore and maintain the right of humanity to protect its history in Jerusalem.

References: CID=31&ID_SITE=148&l=en!OpenDocument

We urge you to sign this petition to SAVE the holy sites and human history in Jerusalem from Israeli illegal excavation & destruction.


87. Petition to get a Class on Islam at Willamette

The religious studies department at Willamette has unjustly left Islam out of its curriculum. Islam is the world's second largest religion, making up 21% of the world's faith.

An introduction to this fascinating and controversial religion would be very helpful to understanding a culture that many students from the west have not experienced. I believe that it is imperative that we have a class on Islam taught in the very near future.

88. Free Tibet

For over more than 50 years the tibetan people have been occupied by the chinese governemant.

This occupation has led to the repressement and the torture of more than the threemillion tibetan people. for over 1.2million tibetan people has already die during the chinese occupation.

The beautiful culture of tibet was nearly destroyed when chinese soldiers burnt many temples and buildings who are are crucial for the religion and culture of tibet.

Still now the chinese gouvernement motivates chinese people to live in tibet by giving them bounties, wich leads to the financial repression of the tibetan people.

Still today, the tibetan people have little rights. They can't critisize the chinese gouvernement, they can't talk to tourists, they may not have picture of His Holiness The Dalai Lama...

Many people live still in foreign countries because they're afraid to go back. Even H.H The Dalai Lama isn't safe if he goes back.

That's why we have to make sure that the UN and other international organisations cause an international pressure upon China to make sure the Tibetan people can live in peace and harmony whit their religion.

I ask you to please sign this petition to end the chinese occupation.

Thank you!





90. Wuthering Heights should be an organized religion

April 24, 2006

Wuthering Heights has been a long followed cult classic, but it's high time we take it to the next level and recognize it as an organized religion.

We want to worship what we love, and let's face it, we love Wuthering Heights, so let us into your window!