Category Archives: Global

Russian Patriarch wants Geneva 2 to focus on religious freedom

Malaysia: Court freezes action on mosque site pending developer’s challenge

Tajikistan: Muslim clerics to be paid salaries by state

French lawmakers vote to relax abortion legislation

Maldives president refuses to sign sexual offenses bill that conflicts with Sharia law

The new intolerance: will we regret pushing Christians out of public life?

Chile: Parental notification required for distribution of morning-after abortion pill

Philippines: Pro-life group asks Pasay court to stop pro-abortion health conference

Canada: Church wants city to take over multimillion-dollar repair costs

UK raids target Indian religious immigration scam

Kosovo political leaders challenge Islamists

Malay group wants lawyers investigated over argument that fatwa do not bind non-Muslims

India gives Jain community minority status

Finland group wants state church abolished

Eastern Europe’s Christian reawakening

French parliament begins debate on controversial abortion bill

Quebec MNA leaves Liberals amid dispute over prohibition of religious symbols

French court rules against passive euthanasia in tetraplegic case

“Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay bill”

Guam: Torres selected as next chief justice

“65 surrogate babies born to Israeli gay couples stuck in Thailand”

Malaysian king backs court ban on non-Muslims using Allah

Putin: Law against homosexual “propaganda” doesn’t discriminate

Egypt approves post-coup constitution; Muslim Brotherhood vows protests

UK Christians oppose ban on ex-gay therapy

European parties denounce plans to tighten Spain’s abortion laws

Gov. Christie swears in new N.J. Supreme Court justice

Germany: Ethical issues regarding emergency contraception

“Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics”

Canada: Supreme Court weighs the future of Harper’s controversial appointment

USCIRF: Religious minorities need a voice at Geneva II Peace Conference

Russia slams European Union’s homosexual agenda

Belgium: Child Euthanasia Bill passes latest hurdle

Egypt’s Christian minority rally behind charter

Illegal abortion widely used by some UK ethnic groups to avoid daughters

Pew Research: Religious hostilities reach six-year high

Wanted: a new ambassador-at-large for religious freedom

New Zealand father seeks to end state schools’ religious classes

Russian court declares Jehovah’s Witness brochures extremist

Myanmar politician preparing to seek legal limits on interfaith, interethnic marriage

American journalist kicked out of Russia in run-up to Olympic Games

Afghan atheist given asylum in Britain

China gives doctor death sentence for baby trafficking

Nigerian leader signs law banning same-sex “marriage”; Kerry attacks

Indian Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to religious minorities

Egyptian polls open in two-day draft constitution referendum

Don’t destroy the Romeike family

Young Muslim in Mauritania convicted for criticizing Mohammed

Pope Francis: Abortion evidence of “throwaway culture”

Chinese couple seeks damages for forced abortion

Canada: “Fired transgender teacher to go before human rights tribunal”

Scotland: “Catholic fury over schools’ gay marriage guide”

Canada: York University excuses student from group work with women over religious beliefs

Malaysia: Hearing on Catholic use of “Allah” does not warrant a full bench, says chief justice

Irish abortion law rushed into effect amid deep confusion

Two Christian centers attacked in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

2013 a bad year for religious freedom in Cuba

Christians in Libya cast anxious eye at religious freedom

Estrela-report: Socialist Meps Launch New Attempt To Push Abortion

UK: Charity Commission U-turns over Exclusive Brethren case

N. Korea Tops Somalia, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan as Worst Place to Be Christian

One in 10 babies in England are now Muslims: census

Kazakhstan: “We have experts to check icons”

    Forum 18: Twelve icons and three Bibles seized from a commercial bookseller in Oral (Uralsk) in West Kazakhstan Region in October 2013 have still not been returned. The bookseller is due to face an administrative court where he may be fined several weeks’ average wages and the icons and Bibles might be ordered destroyed. “Everything is OK now – he has agreed not to sell religious materials,” Salamat Zhumagulov, the state religious affairs official who seized the items, told Forum 18 News Service. Saktagan Sadvokasov, spokesperson for the government’s Agency of Religious Affairs, also defended the seizure. “The Kazakh state must defend our citizens from harmful materials,” he told Forum 18. Asked whether he has known icons which are harmful, he responded: “We have experts to check icons.”

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Archbishop warns: even ‘moderate’ rebels want to turn Syria into Islamist state

European Human Rights Court To Hear Case On The Status Of The Human Embryo

Scotland: Street preacher arrested and held for mentioning sexual sin

Argentina Proves Fertile Ground for Abortion Activists

Western Leaders Abdicate Vast Field by Failing To Defend Christianity

    NY Sun: Our secular leaders, whatever their own religious views, should cease to appease these forces of the anti-Christ; should unsheathe the great moral sword in their scabbards, and have some thought for the more than 1.5 billion practicing Christians whose votes they seek, while pretending that any acknowledgment of Christianity is an affront to all other faiths and a forced march on seven-league boots back into the Dark Ages.

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“Anti-Abortion Republicans Are Largely Quiet As Israel Adopts Liberal Abortion Law”

Rabbis to court: Mother refusing to circumcise son will cause him ‘serious psychological damage’

Priest’s Use of ‘Allah’ Brings Malaysia Sedition Probe

Persecution North Korea unyielding in persecution of Christians

China: Director Zhang Yimou Fined $1.2M for Having 3 Kids

Tunisia’s Islamist Prime Minister Resigns

Turkey Takes Steps To Tighten Grip On Judiciary