Category Archives: Global

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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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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‘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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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

Attacks increase against Egyptian Christians (includes video)

Egypt: Charity head appeals for peace after sudden increase in attacks on Christians

Conference of European Churches moving to Brussels, closer to EU offices

British House of Commons Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriage; Authorizes Study of Humanist Ceremonies

UK: Religion vs sex: sex wins again

India: Debate on pros and cons of religious education rages on

Echr: Respect For The Church’s Freedom Justifies The Non-recognition By The State Of A Priests’ Union

‘Freedom of choice’?: Radicals push for forced abortion of pregnant 11-yr-old Chilean rape victim

Pro-Life Victory: Philippines Supreme Court Suspends RH Law Implementation

France’s same-sex marriage law exposes a deep social divide

Irish Bureaucrat Thinks That Pro-life Event Is “too Controversial” To Be Hosted At European Parliament

Children Causing Climate Change?

UK: “First gay marriages to take place next summer after legislation clears House of Lords”

Turkish and Arab political Islam ‘differ in secularism’

UK new curriculum revised to include Islam history

Egypt’s Brotherhood Rallies as U.S. Envoy Urges Dialogue

Abu Islam imprisoned for three years for insulting Christianity

Curbs on Abortion Spread Across East Europe | IPS

UK: House of Lords approve marriage redefinition without a vote

Icon Of China’s Anti-labor-camp Lobby Wins Appeal

Thousands of Islamists march for ousted Egyptian leader

Egypt’s Preferable Tyranny | George F. Will at Human Events

Canada’s birthrate falls for 3rd year in a row, to 1.61

Dominican Republic ‘Black Monday’ protest against Obama’s homosexual-activist ambassador

On contraception and the coming violence: Interview with Pope’s personal theologian

UK: Most babies born out of marriage by 2016, trend suggests

Ireland votes to allow abortion for first time | Reuters