Category Archives: Global

Bans on Homosexual Propaganda Advance Despite Western Outrage

‘Great cruelty’: Justice chief says Irish must permit abortion in cases of rape, fatal defects

Malaysia court quashes Hindu kids’ conversion to Islam

Franklin Graham: Why is Obama Silent as Iran Tortures American Pastor?

David Cameron: ‘I want to export gay marriage around the world’

Global Study: Atheists in Decline, Only 1.8% of World Population by 2020

Atheist Activist Group Demands Texas City to Cease Holding Public Prayers Before Council Meetings

Rabbi Shot And Wounded In Russia’s Dagestan

First Same-sex Civil Union Legalized In Colombia

UK: Is it time the Catholic Church got out of the marriage business?

Egyptian General Calls for Mass Demonstrations

Cameron doesn’t support ban on topless women in newspapers

Abortions of disabled unborn babies see sharp increase

Irish resident died after abortion in UK: news breaks as Ireland on brink of legalization

Canada: A better country (with fewer lawyers)

    F.H. Buckley at National Post: Notwithstanding puffery about the United States being “the greatest country on earth,” Canadians actually rank higher than Americans on most objective measures of the goods of this world, including longevity, wealth and income mobility. Canadians also have fewer of the bad things: government deficits, income inequality and murders. In addition, Canadians have more political freedom than Americans, according to think tanks that measure such things.

  • Posted: 07/24/2013
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Would European Court Override Conscience Protections In British Same-Sex Marriage Law? Sikhs Fear So.

“Opponents Attack Montenegro’s First Gay Pride”

Low Fertility Rates – Just a Phase?

Pakistan: Christian couple charged with blasphemy in Gojra

Philippine government orders Muslim teachers to remove veils

Bill Passes in India Jailing Converts, Clergy for Failure to Give Prior Notice of Conversion

Father of ‘illegal’ child attacks Chinese family planning office, kills two, injures four

European Ombudsman: Commission Not Allowed To Discriminate In Favour Of Homosexual Propaganda

Some Porn Should Be Censored To Help Parents Shield Their Kids | Jonah Goldberg at NRO

Cameron’s Porn Power Grab | Charlie C. Cooke at NRO

Polish minister asks Jews, Muslims to sue over ritual slaughter

Protestant Churches Feel the Heat in Kazakhstan

Brazil has lowest government restrictions on religion among 25 most populous nations, as country undergoes major religious shifts

Russian Orthodox leader vows to continue battle against ‘gay propaganda’

Egypt: 6 Dead In Cairo University Clashes

USCIRF Calls On Ethiopia To Release 29 Muslim Protesters

German home-schoolers to appeal to Supreme Court

France stands by veil ban after riots

More Christians In Pakistan Accused Of Sending ‘blasphemous’ Text Messages

Chinese Woman Dying From Forced Abortion at 18 Weeks

New Zealand: Labour’s Euthanasia Bill – A Very Real Threat to the Elderly

‘Heads should roll’: Pro-life leaders react to U.S. Bishops agency’s funding of abortion giant PSI

Islamic And Secular Laws Clash In Nigeria’s Senate

Myanmar’s Radical Monk Blames Bombing On Muslims

Christian Girls Being Snatched by Islamist Traffickers

Study: 2.6 Billion of World Population Expected to Be Christian by 2020

Repeat abortions reach record high in latest stats

PM ‘misleads’ over web porn crackdown

More Than 1,000 Show Up For Haiti Anti-gay Protest

Dozens of Christians Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria

“International Olympic Committee warns Russia after anti-gay law”

Israeli diplomat: no plan to give Vatican control of site of the Last Supper

Egypt: Coptic leader suspends public audiences, fearful of violence

British Appeals Court Upholds Asylum Denial; Returning Boy To Be Circumcised and Rasied As Muslim Does Not Violate His Rights

Why religious freedom is inseparable from progress in the Middle East

    Andrew Doran at Washington Post: Christians, the largest religious minority in the Middle East, are now departing from their ancestral homelands in record numbers. The causes are many, but are principally related to the rise of extremism, persecution and the perception that Middle Eastern Christians ought to be associated with the West – despite the fact that most Western Christians are either unaware of their existence or feel no cultural bonds with them. It is a trend that Western policymakers should find troubling. Religious uniformity is the goal of the extremists, who wish to remake the Muslim world in the image of Saudi Arabia. With each Christian who is killed or driven out, they are a step closer.

  • Posted: 07/19/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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Pakistani Christian violently attacked for protecting his daughters

Uzbekistan: Pensioners owning Koran and Bibles fined over two years pension

    Forum 18: After coordinated police raids on four Protestant-owned homes in a village near Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent, two pensioners in their sixties and two other local Protestants had Christian and other literature seized from their homes, Forum 18 News Service has learnt. In late June, the four home-owners were fined a combined total of 230 times Uzbekistan’s official minimum monthly wage for having the Koran, Bibles, as well as other works including a non-religious book by American author Dale Carnegie.

  • Posted: 07/19/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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‘Madrassas are emptying’ for final US fighting season in Afghanistan

UK: Judges stumped over whether Scientology can be ruled religion

“Book a Vacation at a Divorce Hotel and End Your Marriage in Luxury” | Daily Beast

Kenyan Men Panic Over Rights for Women in Marriage Bill | AllAfrica (Reuters)

Publication Of A Study On “abortion And The European Convention On Human Rights”

UK: Challenge issues to Archbishop over Lords vote on marriage redefinition

UK MPs: Abortions being carried out for cleft palates

Researchers Acknowledge Abortion-Preterm Birth Link

Countries Reject Declaration of Homosexual Rights at OSCE

    C-FAM: Homosexual groups were dealt a humiliating blow at the end of last month by the world’s largest regional security organization. The Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe (OSCE) shot down a resolution recognizing a controversial declaration on homosexuality by a vote of 24 to 3. Even countries that are usually friendly to homosexual groups deserted them.

  • Posted: 07/18/2013
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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U.S. Ambassador to Egypt: “Muslim Brotherhood’s Lackey”

The Egyptian coup and the fate of political Islam | Imam Zaid Shakir at Aljazeera

Britain throws book at preacher for reading Bible verses | Washington Times Editorial

Argentine Jews Demand Justice From Iran In Bombing

“Gay marriage: Britain, France in surprise contrast” | Boston Globe (AP)

Committee Of Ministers Of The Council Of Europe: No Consensus On Abortion

UK: 90% of Down’s syndrome babies are aborted

Can Islam Embrace Religious Freedom? Can Religious Freedom Undermine Islamist Terrorism? Is the U.S. State Department Witless?

Malaysia: papal envoy voices regrets for uproar over using ‘Allah’

Orissa: Catholic nun gang raped