Category Archives: Global

Christian schools received $20M from infrastructure fund

France: Ordinary homophobia vs. friendly atmosphere

Egypt Persecutes Christians and Americans Pay the Bill | Ken Blackwell at Townhall

We deserve marriage rights | International Socialist Organization of NZ

“French police assault a priest protesting gay marriage. This debate is bigger and uglier than the mainstream media admits” | Telegraph

    Telegraph: Not so in France, where it’s turned incredibly French. It’s surprising to discover that, in a country with a proud tradition of secularism and political liberalism, only a slight majority of Frenchmen support the bill to legalise gay marriage that faces the National Assembly on Tuesday – and opinion is evenly split on a parallel bill to let gay people adopt children. More remarkable still has been the scale of the opposition’s street protests: the largest drew 340,000 to Paris in a demonstration of popular will normally associated with the Left. This has received very limited coverage in the European and American mainstream media, where there also seems to be a veritable blackout about the state’s violent response.

  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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The Heroism Of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

    Wendy McElroy at Future Freedom Foundation: Many would disagree with Bonhoeffer’s simple and uncompromising Christianity but even those with no religious belief can find a rolemodel in his behavior. He and his family definitely disprove the theory of a German character flaw. They should make us pause before blaming a nationality or a race for the triumph of totalitarianism and make us consider, instead, the dynamics of how that tyranny came to be. As long as we blame only the character of individuals or defined groups, we will learn little about the more general institutional character of totalitarianism itself.

  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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British Supreme Court: The most striking fact about this place is its informality.

“For LGBT Youth, the UN Can Be MVP” | Huffington Post

Major Attacks By Islamic Extremists In Nigeria

The debate that wasn’t: New Zealand’s rushed marriage revolution

“French politicians scuffle over same-sex marriage legislation”

IPas Promotes Abortion Acceptance Through Survey To Measure Stigma

Paralysed man continues push for assisted suicide

Second bid to force same-sex “marriage” on Northern Ireland

“Gay marriage: church leaders at odds with opinion in the pews, study suggests”

Egyptian Religious Ministry Bans Interactions With Evangelical Church

Germany Cracks Down on Critics of Mega-Mosque

Push for Paralyzed Assisted Suicide in UK | Wesley J. Smith at NRO

Ban on teacher upheld in name of “British tolerance”

Euthanasia: 4,620 per cent rise in cases in Belgium

UK: MP urges Govt to record gender of aborted babies

Pakistan’s Musharraf flees court after judges order his arrest

Hidden implications and roots of the clash between natural law, “natural rights,” the rise of so-called “same sex marriage”

An Islamic Declaration of War on Christianity | Ryamond Ibrahim at Middle East Forum

Liberia’s New Top Judge Vows To Implement Reforms

Transgender Pakistanis Running For Election

European Union Report Details Growth Of Human Trafficking

Turkish woman with transplanted uterus may now be pregnant

Ireland: Chief Justice announces new forum for judiciary

Abductions of Christian Girls Increased in Egypt Since Regime Change

500,000 Filipinos Gather for Pro-Life Rally Before New Elections

“Widdecombe: Drop error- strewn gay marriage plans”

“Commentator: People forced to agree with gay marriage”

Zambia: Church, State agree to reject homosexuality

Sri Lanka: Fears churches may be hit by legislation on cults

Antisectarian Campaign in Egypt Urges Citizens to Remove Religion From ID Cards

North Korean reveals cannibalism is common after escaping starving state

Number of Mexicans converting to Islam rises

Bangladesh simmers as Islamic conservatives and progressives clash

Tens of thousands of Peruvians march in opposition to the legalization of abortion

Thousands of young people protest French fast track on marriage redefinition

Renowned Turkish Pianist Given Suspended Sentence For Blasphemous Tweets

“UN chief Ban Ki-moon to lead global campaign for gay rights”

EU Blasts Hungary Over Non-compliance With EU Law

Nigeria Sets Up Islamic Extremist Amnesty Group

French cardinal warns coerced redefinition of marriage is sign of societal disintegration and risks violence

North Korea: A Prison without Bars: Religious persecution is all too real under the Kim dynasty.

Marriage should be redefined, Vietnam minister says

Egypt’s Christians ‘in need of prayer’

Pro-marriage sportscaster’s complaint dismissed by Canadian Human Rights Commission

New Zealand on the verge of redefining marriage

Indian State Stops Playboy Beach Club From Opening

“Hong Kong’s Highest Court Considers Trans Woman’s Marriage”

“Thailand: ‘Phoenix Rising’ For LGBT People — But Questions Remain”

Same-sex “marriage” In Ireland?

Former Ecuadorian presidential candidate censored for disagreeing with homosexual practice

Christian Tourists in Kashmir Face Violence over Conversion Claims

Marriage Protest Becomes Catch-All for French Anger Toward Socialist Policies

France braces for more marriage protests (includes video)

Liberian President Appoints New Chief Justice

Supreme Court becoming ‘Charter-averse,’ expert says

Turkish Pianist Sentenced for Twitter Postings

History of the Muslim Brotherhood Penetration of the U.S. Government

UK: Muslim Council attacks Gove’s proposed history curriculum

Engineering our way to a eugenic future

U.S. Support for the Hague Courts and Tribunals on the Rise

After cathedral clash, Copts doubt their future in Egypt

    Reuters: When Egyptian Christian Kerollos Maher watched on television as petrol bombs and rocks rained on Cairo’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral he had only one thought – emigration. “Egypt is no longer my country,” said the 24-year-old construction worker, standing in the courtyard of the country’s largest cathedral where one Copt and one Muslim died in sectarian clashes this week. “The situation of Christians is worsening from day to day. I’ve given up hope that things will improve,” he said.

  • Posted: 04/12/2013
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Russian Patriarch Denounces ‘dangerous Feminism’

What We Want Is The Head Of The Friar | New Yorker

West must stop US pastor’s anti-Islam move: Iran MP

Russian converts to Islam face persecution

Azerbaijan’s President Approves Restrictive Law On Distribution of Religious Books and Materials

Rights Groups Urge Us To Raise Concerns With China