Category Archives: Global

“Australia election: Kevin Rudd defends gay-marriage stance”

Cambridge University introduces “gender-neutral” dress code for graduates

UK: Lobbying Bill threatens free speech and campaigning

Swedish family hit with huge fine for homeschooling their child

Egypt: Christians Killed for Ransom

Canadian Court dismisses challenge to limits on Catholic royal succession

“Gay Rights Activists Plan To Meet Obama In Russia”

Persistent rumours Hagia Sophia will be turned into a mosque: Symbol of Muslim conquest

Australia: Homosexuality is no longer an abomination, says Penrith Christian School

Doctors in Belgium to Prey on Disabled, Euthanize Them to Harvest Their Organs

1 million Syrian refugee children gripped by bloodshed, upheaval

UK: Norwich paster under investigation for using “homophobic” language

UK: My daughter’s boyfriend put pressure on her to have an abortion

Chilean presidential candidate plans to enact abortion and redefine marriage ‘little by little’

Germany: Homeschooled children seized in shocking raid

China: Wife Missing Who Lobbied Govt After Husband’s Forced Sterilization

Around the world, the cross is in the crosshairs | Christine M. Flowers at Philadelphia Daily News

    Christine M. Flowers at Philadelphia Daily News: This is not about politics. This is about human rights. Westerners need to realize that just because we prize our “freedom from religion” and stand on top of that euphemistic wall screaming “Keep your rosaries off my ovaries,” people in other parts of the world are dying for their faith. And most of them are dying at the hands of people who subscribe to a twisted vision of Muhammad’s prophecy, one that feels threatened by believers in Christ. It is the same mentality that motivated Hitler to destroy God’s chosen people, the same diseased rationale that led Stalin to burn the churches and imprison its children. Wake up, people. It’s 1939 all over again.


  • Posted: 08/30/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.philly.com

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Kerry Calls On Iranians To Release Christian Pastor

Turkmenistan: New prisoner of conscience; police raid children’s camp

Catholic cardinal warns of possible violence in Hong Kong over democracy protest

How to deal with Boko Haram: A primer

North India Church Destroyed by 1,000-Strong Mob

University of Alberta creates ‘all-gender’ restrooms for transgender students

Obama Willing to Pursue Solo Syria Strikes, Aides Say

38 Latin American nations sign document urging radical support for abortion, homosexuality

Canadian health minister says no to euthanasia

British lawmakers reject measure on military action in Syria, in setback for Obama administration

Human Rights Groups Support Russian Law

    C-FAM: A statement from civil society affirms the recently enacted Russian law, which imposes fines on individuals and groups that promote homosexuality among minors, as important steps towards fulfilling international obligations towards the family and minors. Organizations from around the world are “rushing” to offer their support according to Profesionales por la Etica, the Spain based organization coordinating the effort. In just one week 71 organizations have offered their support.


  • Posted: 08/29/2013
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: c-fam.org

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127 Rabbis Will Discuss Women’s Prayer at Western Wall for High Holidays

Pope Says Only Dialogue Can End Syria Strife

Pakistan’s Islam: The Flaying of a Muslim Wife

Muslims paying Aborigines to convert to Islam, Rise Up candidate claims | Brisbane Times

AP Sources: Intelligence On Weapons No ‘slam Dunk’

Chinese Woman Victimized by Forced Abortion at Nine Months of Pregnancy

Full Churches in Damascus as Melkite Patriarch Pleads Against Strikes Against Syria

Syrian Rebels Used Sarin Nerve Gas, Not Assad’s Regime: U.N. Official

Organ trafficker gouges out Chinese boy’s eyes for corneas to sell on black market

Canada to Give U.S.$1.2 Million for Religious Freedom in Nigeria, Central Asia

New Law in Bolivia Aims to Control Churches, Impose Beliefs, Protestant Leaders Say

UK Chief Rabbi links secularised society with breakdown of marriage

UK: “Young people think opposition to gay marriage is wicked, says archbishop”

Ontario: Woman files complaint when she can’t get haircut at men’s barbershop

Uzbek authorities trying to seize Baptist land

Kazakh Baptists fined for worship meetings

Syrian Chaldean Catholic bishop: Military intervention in Syria ‘could spark world war’

Moscow Patriarchate: acting as “international executioners,” the US is sacrificing Muslims and Christians in Syria

U.S.-Iranian Pastor’s Prison Term Upheld amid Crackdown on Christians in Iran

Egypt’s Premier Says Brotherhood Must Understand ’New Reality’

“Thank the Catholic church for terrifying abortion restrictions in Latin America” | The Guardian

How to lose the fight over gay ‘marriage’ in one easy step | John Jalsevac at LifeSiteNews

Zawahiri to Syrian Rebels: Damascus First, Then Cairo, Then Jerusalem

A Veteran Saudi Power Player Works To Build Support to Topple Assad

    Wall Street Journal: Prince Bandar—for two decades one of the most influential deal makers in Washington as Saudi ambassador but who had largely disappeared from public view—is now reprising his role as a geopolitical operator. This time it is to advance the Saudi kingdom’s top foreign-policy goal, defeating Syrian President Assad and his Iranian and Hezbollah allies . . . The conflict there has become a proxy war for Middle East factions, and Saudi Arabia’s efforts in Syria are just one sign of its broader effort to expand its regional influence. The Saudis also have been outspoken supporters of the Egyptian military in its drive to squelch the Muslim Brotherhood, backing that up with big chunks of cash.


  • Posted: 08/27/2013
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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Syria accuses Kerry of lying, disregarding UN

Christian woman explains why she faces hanging in Pakistan for the crime of ‘blasphemy’ | Asia Bibi at NY Post

Russians launch dedicated center to fight ‘atheist extremism’

Islamists attack Egyptian Monastery

Prayer Plaza in Jerusalem for Both Sexes Ignites Uproar

Muslim Mob Injures Church Leaders, Choir Members in Nigeria

Iranian Court Rejects American Pastor’s Appeal

USCIRF Issues New Report On Religious Freedom In Burma

Quebec Values Charter Proposal Will Ban Sikh, Muslim and Jewish Religious Head Coverings For Public Employees

Egyptian Military Enlists Clerics To Justify Violence Against Morsi Supporters

Iranian Convicted For Porn Site Gets Life Sentence

Muslim woman must remove burka in court, judge insists

“Barbara Boxer to Vladimir Putin: Repeal anti-gay laws”

Bishop backs rebellion over Guides godless oath

Nigeria: National Christian leader calls Islamic extremist assaults ‘genocide.’

‘Islam destroys democracy in France’

Christian Editor: Political Islam Unpopular in Egypt | Voice of America

Coptic Christians March on Washington: ‘We Support the Egyptian Army’

Quebec bans religion from the public square

Number of children who have fled Syria reaches a million, says U.N.