Category Archives: Global

Obama backs UN effort on Syria as new resolution prepared

French Schools Will Post New Secularism Charter

Syria Accepts Weapons Plan, Strike Momentum Eases

31 killed in Indian religious violence

Islamist takeover of town in Egypt leaves Christians in fear

Bangladesh court indicts 4 bloggers for allegedly posting derogatory comments about Islam

Armed men kidnap archbishop in Nigeria

Christian Mother Killed, Boy Kidnapped in Somalia: Al Qaeda-linked rebels continue campaign to rid country of Christianity

The Shocking Stats About Rising Rate of Unsafe Abortions in Africa

    PolicyMic: Even as politicians fight to shut down Planned Parenthood and other family planning facilities across the U.S., many African women are fighting their own battles when it comes to sexual health and are often dying as a result. Thanks to a failing health care and education system in many nations, as well as a ubiquitous stigma against the use of contraceptives or abortions, an increasing number of women are turning to unsafe abortions across the continent to terminate unwanted pregnancies.

  • Posted: 09/09/2013
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Spanish government poised to change abortion law

Sex-selection abortion trial terminated

The Triumph of Tony Abbott | Wall Street Journal

“Women diagnosed with foetal anomaly ‘denied surgical abortions’”

U.S. open to Russian chemical weapons proposal

Fighting Rages in Syrian Christian Town

Afghan Christian Converts Should Be Executed, Afghan Lawmakers Say

Vietnam Inflicts Massive Official Force on Catholic Demonstrators

Russia To Push Syria To Surrender Chemical Weapons

“Sochi Asks IOC To Help Stop Gay Law ‘speculation’”

Syrian Army Attacks Hills Around Christian Village

Al Qaida fighters among rebels who seize Christian village in Syria

India: Protestant pastors beaten in Karnataka

Arab Christians come out strongly against US strike in Syria

Southern Baptist Leaders: Criteria for ‘just war’ not met

Population Control Goes Out With A Whimper

    Stefano Gennarini at Turtle Bay and Beyond: After decades of population control programs to avert a seemingly inevitable population Armageddon, the people and institutions that are primarily responsible for the false alarmism are on their way out. While some at the United Nations, UNFPA, USAID and the Obama administration still cling to their condoms and bad science under the pseudonym “family planning program” or the oxymoron “reproductive rights” ( it never has to do with women choosing how many children to have and always with USAID telling women not to have any more children), economists and demographers are all agreed that the problem the world is facing is population aging and population decline – caused by human beings. Unfortunately, it will takes decades, and maybe centuries to re-trace the trail of misery and ignorance they have left.

  • Posted: 09/06/2013
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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UK: Hunt concerned by lack of prosecutions in gender abortion case

UK: “Abortion: A decision that doesn’t serve the public interest”

Armed Muslims in Nigeria Kill Christians in their Homes

Morsi Backers Terrorize Christians In Egyptian Town

Kazakhstan: Inviting to religious worship a new offence

EU Court Deals Iran Sanctions Regime A Blow

Would Bombing Syria Be a ‘Just War’? | Robert George at WSJ

    Robert George at Wall Street Journal (via Google): Elshtain recognized, however—as have just-war theorists going back to St. Augustine through the modern popes—that even when force is used in a just cause there are additional requirements that must be met. Critically in the current debate, these include the likelihood of improving, and not worsening, the situation for the people of Syria and other potential victims of undeterred tyrants or violent extremists. Another concern is “proportionality”—the requirement that the collateral damage inevitably caused by the use of force not be so great as to render the use of force disproportionate and unfair to the innocent.

  • Posted: 09/06/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty

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Syria Sends Reinforcements To Christian Village Under Attack by Al Qaida

German Christian sect raided and children put in care for spanking

“Farage: Gay marriage could be ‘profoundly illiberal’”

UK: Docs who said yes to gender abortions won’t be prosecuted

Two Child Policy in China: Too Little Too Late?

    C-FAM: With its announcement of possible reforms, China has implicitly admitted its forty year-old one child per-family policy has been a failure. The rules led to draconian abuses. There were an estimated 336 million abortions, including forced abortions and sterilizations at the hands of a powerful and intrusive family planning establishment controlling the most intimate aspects of Chinese life.

  • Posted: 09/05/2013
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Canadian Pro-Life Group Urges Day of Prayer to Oppose Euthanasia Bill

Jordan’s king decries anti-Christian violence, calls upon Christians to defend Islam

Brutality of Syrian Rebels, Executions Posing Dilemma in West

Pope: Abandon “futile” Military Syria Solution

Kenya Moves To Leave International Court – It has Only Indicted Africans

Syrian Al Qaida Linked Rebels Fight Army Near Christian Village

The Pope Writes To Vladimir Putin: G20 Countries Must Not Remain Inert Before The Drama In Syria

    Vatican Information Service: To the leaders present, to each and every one, I make a heartfelt appeal for them to help find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of a military solution. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek, with courage and determination, a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation of the parties, unanimously supported by the international community. Moreover, all governments have the moral duty to do everything possible to ensure humanitarian assistance to those suffering because of the conflict, both within and beyond the country’s borders”.

  • Posted: 09/05/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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Scotland to fast-track bill to redefine marriage

Al-qaeda Linked Syrian Rebels Attack Christian Village

Uganda: Abortion Is Murder, Church Tells Minister

Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones

“Despite Country’s Own Laws, Costa Rica Continues to Deny Women Legal Abortion” | Center for Reproductive Rights

Hotels and the Pornography Plague: An Example of Moral Responsibility from Scandinavia | Robert P. George and Hamza Yusuf at Public Discourse

Melkite leader says attacks on Syria would worsen situation

Catholic Patriarch of Syria: U.S. Attack on Syria Would Be ‘Criminal Act’

    CNSNews: Were the Obama administration to launch an attack on Syria, as President Obama has said he intends to do, it would be “a criminal act, which will only reap more victims,” said Gregory III, the leader of the Greek Catholic Church in Syria and Lebanon . . . “Who created this hell in which our people have been living for months? Every day, Islamic extremists from all over the world are pouring into Syria with the sole intent to kill and not one country has done anything to stop them, even the U.S. has decided to send in more weapons.”

  • Posted: 09/04/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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President Will Appoint James Zogby To USCIRF

“Putin Offers Assurances On Gay Rights At Olympics” | AP

Mexican Senate Passes Major Education Reform

“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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Kerry Calls On Iranians To Release Christian Pastor

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