Category Archives: Global

QC defends Ashers’ actions in final day of Belfast trial

Watch: Ashers’ Daniel McArthur speaks to thousands

Indian nun rape case: Police make more arrests

China jails a Muslim for six years — for refusing to shave his beard

Second blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

How to stop going from bad to worse: Pakistan, the West, and religious minorities

ISIS and human traffickers: Prey on the vulnerable, recruit with lies

Follow up on Pakistan church attacks

Baking liberty of conscience into the cake

MPs’ report calls for ‘kinder, cheaper’ state-funded end-of-life care

‘Chilling out’ at an egg freezing party

Are those porn stars enjoying their jobs? The sex questions children aged 11 will be asked in government-backed lessons

In the headlong rush for ‘rights’, children are an afterthought

Chilean girl who asked to be euthanized now wants to live, father says

Judge censors Bible for public preaching

Bishop: Make war on ISIS

Kids to be asked about porn in Govt-backed sex ed guidance

QC: Watchdog faces avalanche of cases if Ashers loses

CPS stops private prosecution of sex-selective abortion docs

Primary school kids not ready for sex ed, says UKIP

Court action against Ashers ‘ill-judged’ says NI newspaper

Religious freedom is not a British value, poll finds

U.N. urges ISIS trial for suspected genocide

United Nations expert on religious freedom launches first official visit to Lebanon

High Court ruling clears way for Loyola’s religious studies course

Supreme Court rules Quebec infringed on Loyola High School’s religious freedom

Supreme Court sides with Quebec Catholic school on religious freedom

Malaysia Shariah Law: Islamist party passes bill to implement harsh Islamic criminal punishment

Gender-specific abortion prosecutions halted

    Law and Religion UK: In 2012, the Daily Telegraph organized an undercover operation into gender-specific (sex-selective) abortion at various abortion clinics in England and in February that year passed evidence concerning Doctors Palaniappan Rajmohan and Prabha Sivaraman to the Crown Prosecution Service and the police. The CPS concluded that in each case there was sufficient evidence of an abortion offence, although this was a finely balanced decision; however, it was not in the public interest to prosecute and the CPS published two statements regarding its decision on 5 September 2013 and 7 October 2013.

  • Posted: 03/19/2015
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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Chile considers bill to ease abortion ban, likely to pass: rights group

Burma court gives 30 month sentences to bar owner and manager for Buddha Facebook ad

Myanmar court finds trio guilty of insulting religion

Attacks in Lahore, Christian religious leaders invite community to peace and forgiveness

Christians say under siege in Modi’s India after rape, attacks

Brazilian court affirms right of Adventist to close his service station for Sabbath.

ISIS tweets destruction of more Christian sites

French parliament passes ‘deep sleep’ bill for end of life

Study: Euthanasia cases more than double in northern Belgium

Saving persecuted Christians

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Six new freedom of religion or belief prisoners of conscience

Bishops call on Pakistanis to stand with fellow Christians, against extremists

    Asia News: “The Catholic Church of Pakistan strongly condemns the brutal suicide bombings against churches of Youhanabad, Lahore. Government, political parties, religious leaders and all citizens of Pakistan must stand alongside their Christian brothers and sisters, against extremist forces”, reads the official statement released by Msgr. Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan (PCBC). “The government of Punjab and federal government – he underlines – must take extraordinary measures to protect churches and religious minorities in the country”.

  • Posted: 03/17/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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World seeking to hide persecution of Christians, says Pope Francis

Courts should not meddle with faith and religion

Religious persecution and hostility on the rise: The first freedom is under global siege

Idaho boy pens heartbreaking birthday invitation to father jailed in Iran

‘The Drop Box,’ where disabled babies go to live

A third of all journalists jailed globally are being held in China and Iran

Research release: Youth produced sexual content

First comes love, then comes marriage… tying the knot before first baby is a key ingredient for marriage success

MSPs to debate petition calling for ban on teaching of creationism

Faith schools ‘damaged by British values curriculum’, says MP

Equality research underlines challenges faced by Christians

Street preacher on trial for gospel preaching

CPS to take over and drop ‘gender-abortion’ cases

NHS to provide ‘atheist chaplains’ – new guidance

New survey: Christians face widespread discrimination

MP: ‘Faith schools are being damaged by British values’

‘Marriage is the bond that lasts’ says columnist

“If I hear one homophobic word, I will arrest you:” Street preacher on trial for Biblical preaching

Christian street preacher on trial for ‘hate speech’

Five facts on global religious hostilities

Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

China stops Tibetan monks from returning to monasteries

School plan to change gender stereotypes causes storm in Italy

French Parliament debates legalization of terminal sedation

Thousands rally in Dublin to protest media bias

“Child marriage” at seventeen?

US missionary kidnapped in Nigeria has been freed, church says