The separation of church and state has become a contentious issue lately in Saskatoon, revolving around the degree to which our city officially recognizes and promotes religious messages and images.
Religion meets progressive politics at the University of Saskatchewan’s first Religious Left Conference.
The Quebec government is at it again, raising the contentious issue of cultural identity within the province in their proposed Charter of Quebec Values.
The University of Saskatchewan is not a religious institution, so isn’t it a bit odd that guests and graduates at convocation ceremonies are forced to sit through a prayer?
The University of Windsor has answered the call from a campus atheist group asking for the removal of Christian prayer from convocation ceremonies in favour of a personal moment of reflection.
The table in the Arts Tunnel boasted a sign loudly proclaiming, “Trade your soul for a cookie.” The station beside it asked passersby to “draw a deity.” These were part of the proud on-campus celebration of Blasphemy Day.
A fiery conflict erupted in the Arts Tunnel Oct. 1 after the University of Saskatchewan Freethought Alliance satirized religion during their celebration of International Blasphemy Rights Day.
I was looking at a book my little sister got recently as part of her newfound Christianity, and it scared me. Each page has a title and a little tip on how to live well and navigate puberty. Sounds pretty innocuous, right? Not so.
Roya Pourjamshidi, a self-identified member of the Baha’i faith and a current engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan, applied to continue her education at Iranian universities. Her applications were denied. For several decades, prospective Baha’i students have been excluded from Iranian universities on the basis of their religion, rather than their academic merits.
Many people think about religion in a black-and-white way. Believers say that religion is the only way to save yourself and get to paradise. They believe that religion is wholly good. Atheists believe that religion is a lie, stymies thinking and poisons science. They believe religion is inherently bad. After attending an evangelical church for a