Category Archives: Global

‘Human shield’ fails to save megachurch from demolition in China’s largest Christian city

Another defeat for gay marriage in Northern Ireland

Nigerian Christians call for prayers for 187 girls held captive by terrorists

Ontario law society votes against accrediting graduates of Religious B.C. university

Kenya president signs polygamy bill into law

Churches in China being demolished

Stormont rejects gay marriage for third time

Chinese Christians step up and hold their ground in face of threat of church demolition

European Court of Human Rights issues landmark ruling protecting church authority

Cambridge church begins to perform same-sex “marriages”

Andy Crouch: Religious freedom is at a greater global risk than ever before

Law Grads from Trinity Western University will not be allowed to practice in Ontario

Attorney General affirms United Kingdom is a Christian nation

Catholic teacher’s union to march in pride parade, Cardinal critical

Archbishop of Wales hints that the Church might need to redefine marriage

Baptist jailed through Easter in Kazakhstan to be released

    Due out of prison in Sergeyevka in North Kazakhstan Region at lunchtime tomorrow (23 April) is Denis Yenenko. The 31-year-old Baptist, who is married with three young children, will have completed a six-day prison term – which included his Easter. He was imprisoned to punish him for refusing to pay an earlier fine to punish him for exercising the right to freedom of religion or belief, according to court documents seen by Forum 18 News Service.

  • Posted: 04/22/2014
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Alan Sears’ opening remarks at ADF’s Catholic Media Symposium in Rome

U.K. is a Christian nation, right?

Christianity flourishes in China, despite persecution

Catholic schools asked to be more inclusive of non-religious students

Nursery worker fired after standing up for Biblical view of sexuality

Malta will not legalize abortion

Pro-life protests near schools concern Vancouver parents

Malta President signs Civil Unions Bill

Australia: Christian Youth Camps loses appeal against “gay discrimination” ruling

Azerbaijan strengthens control over religious organizations

The Middle East war on Christians

    Wall Street Journal: “The Middle East may be the birthplace of three monotheistic religions, but some Arab nations appear bent on making it the burial ground for one of them. For 2,000 years, Christian communities dotted the region, enriching the Arab world with literature, culture and commerce. At the turn of the 20th century, Christians made up 26% of the Middle East’s population. Today, that figure has dwindled to less than 10%. Intolerant and extremist governments are driving away the Christian communities that have lived in the Middle East since their faith was born.”

  • Posted: 04/16/2014
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Edinburgh churches quit Church of Scotland over gay ordination

The Romeike home-school conundrum

Norway PM advocates for same-sex “marriage” in churches

IVF mix-up leaves woman pregnant with couple’s twins

European Union debates initiative on embryo protection

“Finland launches new range of erotic gay stamps”

Bible Society of Malaysia moves to Kuala Lumpur to sidestep “Allah” ban

India court recognizes transgender people as third gender

The Council of Europe amends resolution on the protection of minors against “new religious movements”

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions, adoptions

Lawyers challenge B.C. approval of Trinity Western law school

Pro-life, pro-marriage advocates arrested at Canadian university

Another UN committee plans to question Vatican officials on abuse

India: Vashi church to move high court over prayer meet

Priest defies Church of England ban on same-sex “marriage” as senior vicar warns of “crisis”

Pope Francis: Abortion is an “unspeakable crime,” right to life is central human right

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Religious Calgary school threatens to expel “immoral” staff, students

UK considers sharia-compliant student loans

China denies church “demolition campaign” but says Christianity’s growth “excessive”

“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

Secular groups attack plan to make religion part of Scottish constitution

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

UAE appeals court says murder conviction to be decided by Sharia procedure

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Supreme Court of the Philippines to rule Tuesday on Reproductive Health law

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to death for “blasphemy”

11 French local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

“Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS,” says health minister

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic “Noah”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities