Category Archives: Global

Pakistan Catholics concerned for minorities after terror attack

Muslims at mercy of religious authorities if human rights not upheld, say lawyers

Five attacks in five days on Christians in Central India

Court battle under way to keep Bible studies in schools in New Zealand

Christian-run bakery ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against gay man for refusing to make ‘gay cake’

(Not) supporting gay marriage at the cake counter: Lee v Ashers Bakery

US Christians ‘bankrolling’ no campaign in Ireland’s gay marriage referendum

Chastened Church leaders take back seat in Irish gay marriage vote

UPDATE: Trial of S. Sudan pastors begins, then is delayed

‘Syrians, Palestinians among most threatened minorities,’ human rights group says

Bill cancelling mandatory health insurance coverage for abortions submitted to State Duma

Update – schools, scriptures, banning of books and sexual orthodoxy

ISIS fighters seized advantage in Iraq attack by striking during sandstorm

ISIS finances are strong

‘New Irish’ Christians mobilise to vote no to gay marriage

Ireland could be first nation to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote

Luxembourg premier is first E.U. leader to marry same-sex partner

Ashers Bakery: Judgment handed down in ‘gay cake’ row

Malaysia, Thailand keep refugees at bay

Irish PM says country must seize opportunity to approve gay marriage

Intl NGOs abort the truth about Paraguay’s pro-life stance

When perfection kills

Boko Haram militants raped hundreds of female captives in Nigeria

‘Catastrophe’ at hand for Iraqi Christians, nun tells Congress

World Vision suspends operations in key South Sudan state over escalating violence

‘Whoever disbelieves, strike off his head’

Pastor, more than 70 Christians killed in Plateau state, Nigeria

Hard to find a Dutch doctor who will not kill

Euthanasia’s cancerous corruption of medical morality

American nuns, Chinese booze and religious persecution

Islamic State is not the greatest threat to global religious liberty

Pakistan: Church planters receive death threats as religious persecution increases

Evangelicals ask Cameron to focus on poverty and religious freedom

Babies who survive late term abortions left to die alone

Dutch judge rules dementia patient must be euthanised

Buying sex won’t be outlawed in Scots’ human trafficking Bill

‘Disabled coerced and abused under assisted suicide laws’

Addiction to ‘virtual reality porn’ distorting young minds

Minister U-turns on marriage after pressure from gay group

Sex-ed controversy exposes how different religions, cultures fit into Ontario’s mainstream: Cohn

Singapore teen blogger guilty of insulting Christians

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine

Forgiving women for past abortions? That’s nothing new

Marching for Life in the Eternal City

Losing our religion: How freedom of conscience is taking a beating on both sides of the Atlantic

Third atheist blogger is killed in Bangladesh

Religious freedom in China: “alarming increase in systematic, ongoing abuses”

‘We are going through a terrible moment’: 242 Syrian Christians remain hostage after ransom offer rejected

Pakistan one of the worst religious freedom offenders, says USCIRF

Allegation of political campaigning by Plymouth Brethren Christian Church

Norway repeals its blasphemy law

German Catholic Church opens labor law more to divorced and gays

Egyptian Christian teenagers face blasphemy charges for video mocking ISIS, which included some fake prayers

Green Party of England leader ‘open’ to polyamorous marriage

Has Christianity failed in India?

Russia’s restrictive religion laws take their toll in Crimea

Pakistan includes religious minorities in new school textbooks

Explainer: can religious schools discriminate in their enrolments?

As Christianity flourishes, Chinese province to ban its most-recognized symbol — crosses

Catholics in Vietnam fear new laws on religion

UN population fund assisting Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram, many of whom are pregnant

Exclusive interview with rescuer of girls captured by ISIS

214 girls rescued from Boko Haram pregnant

Iran bans ‘devil-worshipping’ spiky haircuts and male eyebrow plucking

Do ‘Hobby Lobby’ critics side with Chinese authorities against religious freedom?

What will it take to return Christians to their homeland in Iraq?

Same-sex unions and the European Court of Human Rights

Nepal Christians return to worship after earthquake turns churches into tombs

Syrian Catholic leader pleads with US Christians not to forget his threatened church

2015 Activists demand Obama appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

Amid Nepal’s shattered shrines and temples, a religious fatalism sets in

Persecution of Christians in China at record high

Mapped: These are the world’s most religious countries