Category Archives: Global

Peer warns GM babies could pass on disease to their kids

Judge gives go-ahead for ‘marriage-lite’ legal case

A stunning pro-life documentary: ‘The Drop Box’

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by Islamic State rises to 220

Latest trends in religious restrictions and hostilities

Q/A: How Pew Research measures global restrictions on religion

‘Love Not Limited?’: Three Thailand men ‘marry’ each other, photos go viral

UK becomes first country in world to approve creation of ‘three parent babies’

72 Assyrian Christian families captured, 50 besieged by IS after Syria attack

Syrian Kurds cut IS supply line near Iraq; fears for Christians mount

Air strikes hit Islamic State in Syria after Christians abducted

Three-parent embryos: Harming women to save lives

On hating IS and loving people

Top university could remove tribute to Lord Carey after protest

RC Church backs NI conscience clause

Raped at 12: ‘No regrets about having my baby girl’

Sex-selective abortion ban rejected by MPs

World Christianity by the numbers

Italy and Vatican on guard after threat from Islamic State

Religious liberty in China: The key to a stable, peaceful, and harmonious order

    China US Focus: Christianity is thriving in China. Reports that there may be more religious believers than Communist Party members has made Beijing unsure how to respond. Beijing’s sensitivities to religion are well known. Government secular ideology sees religion as offering a competitive worldview to the hegemony of the Party, with legitimate fears that many Christians, especially Catholics, have loyalties beyond China’s borders. Religion brings people together in ways that might eventually influence politics.


  • Posted: 02/25/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.chinausfocus.com

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GNA Constitution mandates religious freedom – Sheihk Bonsu

Monitors: ISIL abducts 90 Assyrian Christians in Syria

President [of Sri Lanka] pledges to ensure religious freedom in the country

One in five Dutch doctors would help physically healthy patients die

Evangelical Christians much more politically engaged than rest of the UK

Christian ethos school challenges Education Secretary

Former Archbishop dismisses GM babies concerns

EU to probe Christian schools after humanist complaint

Labour MPs told: Vote against sex-selective abortion ban

Islamic State pulls out of strategic town of Tel Afar

Catholic church sacks woman for being too ‘polyamorous’

Australian court says polyamory is not “sexual orientation” under Sex Discrimination Act

India secures release of Jesuit priest Fr Alexis Prem Kumar from captivity in Afghanistan

Report: ISIS just kidnapped a group of at least 90 Christians, including children

Irish voters to decide on same-sex marriage in May referendum

Italy fears ISIS invation from Libya

Turkey’s atheists and religious minorities join forces to protest religious instruction in schools

Hard truths about the survival of Christianity in the Middle East

A quiet death by a thousand cuts

One in three Dutch doctors would kill patients with dementia in assisted suicide

Rights commission: ISIL committed 4 million violations in Iraq

Extremists warn Pakistani press club, saying Christian journalists spread their faith

Family breakdown costs taxpayer £47bn a year

Children encouraged to have underage sex by NHS scheme

Appeal against Named Person judgment to be fast-tracked

Bioethics expert: GM babies are a ‘monstrous mistake’

Patients’ care endangered by assisted suicide Bill, say docs

Christian persecution in China may be slowing down, says monitoring group

From a private school in Cairo to ISIS killing fields in Syria (with video)

    The New York Times: Mr. Aly raised his son, Islam Yaken, in Heliopolis, a middle-class Cairo neighborhood with tended gardens and trendy coffee shops, and sent him to a private school, where he studied in French. As a young man, Mr. Yaken wanted to be a fitness instructor. He trained relentlessly, hoping that his effort would bring him success, girlfriends and wealth. But his goals never materialized. He left that life and found religion, extremism and, ultimately, his way into a photograph where he knelt beside a decapitated corpse on the killing fields of Syria, smiling.


  • Posted: 02/18/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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Iraqi Christians “don’t have much time left” says archbishop

Alex Schadenberg: A very dangerous euthanasia ruling

Islamic State may be getting closer to Christian refugee area in Iraq

ISIS beheadings in Libya devastate an Egyptian village

Isle of Man Parliament rejects assisted suicide

Italy experiencing massive baby shortage due to abortion

U.S. won’t help fight Boko Haram until Nigeria accepts homosexuality, birth control, bishop says

Westerners join Iraqi Christian militia to fight Islamic State

‘Polyamorous’ woman loses fight with Catholic Church

Coptic Christians increasingly feel endangered in Libya and Egypt

What ISIS really wants

Frank Wolf calls for safe haven for Mideast Christians

CUs will be safe from ‘anti- terror’ plans, Govt pledges

Italy’s top court: ‘No right to same-sex marriage’

‘Uncomfortable’ UK university students want Gideon Bibles removed from rooms

Islamic State carries out mass beheadings of Christians

Libya and Egypt launch air strikes against Isis after militants post beheadings video

Pope Francis condemns Islamic State’s executions of Christians in Libya

Young Brits reject religion, approve of atheist politicians

Chaldean bishops rally to defend Christians persecuted in Iraq

Wrong medicine: a new abortion law introduced for discussion in Chile

Christian homes bulldozed in Pakistan; human rights group suspects landgrabbing