Ministries win significant religious freedom case | OneNewsNow

European court condemns Hungary church law | BosNewsLife

European Court of Human Rights rules against Hungarian church registration law

Roger Kiska: Belgium’s deadly cough

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty | Catholic News Agency

Woman in Sweden denied work as midwife for refusing to perform abortions

European court allows pro-life lawyers to defend Italy’s marriage laws

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy | CNA

European human rights court allows ADF to defend Italy’s marriage laws

Belgium passes ‘right to die’ euthanasia law for children | Christian Post

Belgium to allow children to kill themselves

Vote to elevate abortion to ‘human right’ | WorldNetDaily

Prosecutor Wants Jail For Homeschooling Parents | WND

State-Sponsored Kidnapping and Jail for Homeschoolers in Germany | HSLDA

Faith on Appeal in Europe | Roger Kiska at Liv&Ratt

PACE condemns violence against believers | Roger Kiska on Voice of Russia Audio

Another step in saga of Swedish home-schooling family | One News Now

Another appeal to Sweden re: home-schooling family | One News Now

Swedish Court Rejects Homeschool Family’s Desperate Appeal | HSLDA

Stem cells from unborn babies used illegally in cosmetic surgery | One News Now

World Congress of Families VII (May 15-18) in Sydney, Australia

European Court Makes Major Rulings for — and Against — Religious Expression | The New American

Airline worker’s rights breached by crucifix ban, court says

ADF honored for protecting freedom | One News Now

Western European governments marginalizing Christians – Helsinki Commission briefing Monday

ADF: Will Europe’s highest court respect religious freedom in workplace?

ADF: Comment on European court’s assisted suicide decision

Nightmare soon to end?: Court vindicates Swedish homeschooling parents in state kidnapping case | LifeSiteNews

Swedish home-schooler to be reunited with parents | One News Now

Parents of ‘State-Napped’ Boy Hopeful after Favorable Court Ruling

Religion Dispatches: “World Congress of Families Meets, Seeks a New Dark Ages”

    Gillian Kane at Religion Dispatches: The Arizona-based Alliance Defense Fund (ADF), one of four World Congress of Families co-conveners, has been extremely active in “defending religious organizations and businesses that refuse to comply with the mandate and abandon their faith.” To date they have filed three lawsuits against the Obama administration . . . This, despite ADF Chief Council’s Benjamin Bull’s comment that “The Constitution is the only arbiter of American law. Allowing foreign or international law to determine the legitimacy of American law is completely unjustifiable and rife with dire consequences.” Presumably it is fine for activist American justices to cite international jurisprudence if it advances their religious agenda . . . Roger Kiska, an Ave Maria-trained lawyer, runs ADF’s European office. Located in Vienna, it’s a Eurail ride from both the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human rights in Strasbourg, where Kiska spends a great deal of time. Kiska is developing an allied attorney network dedicated to litigating European cases with the potential to impact ADF work in the United States. Kiska’s WCF presentation, “How to Fight Back against International Law,” included a four-point strategy that, while not revealing too many trade secrets, was notable for its venomous tone toward “humanists” and others who, he says, accuse Christians of demanding preferential treatment . . .


  • Posted: 06/13/2012
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ADF: Will Christian orphanage workers see justice done in Moroccan mass deportation case?

American Religious Right advances in Europe | National Secular Society

New hope for Swedish home-schooling family

Be wary of anti-home schooling efforts | OneNewsNow.com

Europe’s Top Courts Are on a Pro-Life Roll | Christianity Today

Swedish Pol to Social Services Minister: Take Homeschooled Kids!

San Jose Articles Launched in Europe to Combat Abortion

Hoping to end Swedish discrimination

Sweden Seeks to Terminate Parenthood over Homeschooling

Sweden: Homeschool Parents to Lose Children Permanently

ADF addressing Europe’s discrimination

Taking Religious Right Values Abroad: NJ Republican Congressman Advises Europeans On How to Advocate ‘Pro-Life, Pro-Family’ Legislation

Pro-Family Coalition’s First EU Conference

Country turns down ‘U.S. foreign export’

Czech Republic Strikes Down Cheap Foreign Abortion Legislation

Czech Republic Scraps Bill to Fund Abortions for EU Residents

Abortions for foreigners not a Czech obligation

ADF: “Prague: Parliament puts ‘Czech’ on cheap abortions for foreigners”

Peaceful expression, imprisonment, ADF plea

ADF Requests Immediate Release of Imprisoned Belarus Christian Leaders

LifeNews: European Law Doesn’t Force Czech Republic to Offer Abortions

Charisma: Cheap Foreign Abortions Challenged in Czech Republic

Chuck Colson: The Offense of the Cross in Italy

Incarcerated parents’ treatment ‘appalling’

Germany Jails Christian Parents Over Sex Education Row

Germany Jails Christian Parents Over Sex Education Row

Appeals seek to stop 2nd prison term for father who kept kids out of sex-ed

European Court Affirms Crucifixes May be Displayed in Public Schools

    C-FAM: The final decision can be summarized by the concurring opinion of Judge Giovanni Bonello who wrote, “The Convention has given this Court the remit to enforce freedom of religion and of conscience, but has not empowered it to bully States into secularism or to coerce countries into schemes of religious neutrality.” “It is for each individual State to choose whether to be secular or not, and whether, and to what extent, to separate Church and governance.” . . . A loss in this case would have meant, in essence, that it would be illegal under the European Convention on Human Rights to have religious symbols in any state institution anywhere in Europe,” said Roger Kiska, Legal Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund that represented 33 Members of the European Parliament in the case. “That would have set a dangerous example for the rest of the world.”


  • Posted: 03/24/2011
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European Court Upholds Crucifixes in Public Schools

European court upholds Italy’s right to display crucifixes in classroom

European court upholds Italy’s right to display crucifixes in classroom

Crucifixes in Italy’s classrooms ok says European Court of Human Rights

Italy wins crucifix case at European court

European Court of Human Rights: Crosses can stay in Italy’s classrooms