All schools must back same-sex marriage, say humanists

Celebrity role models causing rise in ‘sexting’

An important religious freedom ruling in Germany

Rome’s extraordinary ecumenical event

Is Lebanon next victim in Islamic State advance?

Division and remembrance: Syria past and present

QC: ‘Basic human rights infringed’ by Named Person

Rethink new ‘British values’ school rules, say MPs

‘My 23-week baby proves need for lower abortion limit’

MLA says court action against Ashers is ‘essentially bullying’

Nearly two-thirds of human trafficking victims are from Asia

Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’

Student pressure shuts down Oxford abortion debate

CSW welcomes UN General Assembly vote recommending North Korea referral to International Criminal Court

Nepal: CSW urges Constituent Assembly to heed Human Rights Commission call to defend freedom of conscience

Christian organizations call for international pressure on Mexico regarding religious freedom

Oxford students shut down abortion debate. Free speech is under assault on campus

Irish Family Planning Association coached women on how to get illegal abortion pills

Want to stop abortions in Canada? Volunteer at a pregnancy center

Vietnam: Further attacks and arrests at Mennonite Christian centre

Pope Francis deplores ‘false compassion’ of abortion and euthanasia

    Catholic Voices Comment: There is no doubt that, in our time, due to scientific and technical advancements, the possibilities for physical healing have significantly increased; and yet, in some respects it seems the ability to “take care” of the person has decreased, especially when he is sick, frail and helpless. In fact, the achievements of science and of medicine can contribute to the improvement of human life to the extent that they are not distanced from the ethical root of these disciplines. For this reason, you Catholic doctors are committed to live your profession as a human and spiritual mission, as a real lay apostolate.


  • Posted: 11/18/2014
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: cvcomment.org

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Christian professor arrested for blasphemy in Pakistan, charged with same offense as mother-of-five Asia Bibi

Ofsted backs down after ‘British values’ inspection

Four killed in Jerusalem synagogue terror attack

US confirms barbaric Muslim group ISIS beheaded American aid worker

Secular group seeks to ban Biblical creation from public schools in Scotland

Kenya bans new churches amid ‘miracle-faking spree’

“I got over the rape but I never got over my abortion”

C of E: New school standards are dangerous and divisive

MPs launch petition in support of Ashers Bakery

MP: Commission ‘out of touch’ over Ashers court action

Thousands slam Red Cross for axing pro-marriage volunteer

Germany warns anti-semitism rising on back of Middle East violence

Who’s behind the program to sterilize Kenyan women without their consent?

Myths about Israel and Zionism

Ashers’ court action ‘bonkers’ says NI First Minister

Secularists: Forget the Church on Remembrance Day

Sex between 13-year-olds is ‘healthy’ says school resource

Most Brits back Ashers, new poll finds

I’m worried my wife will say ‘you’re better off without me’

Victory: Plans to ‘criminalise religious parents’ dropped

Emerging family-friendly towns in Europe

    Family Studies: The scholarly literature on family policies abounds with studies at the national level. Often central European governments establish measures for workers to balance work and family and policies that allow parents to obtain paid or unpaid leaves to care for their children. Yet the lives of most families revolve around towns, whether big or small, so towns or villages often provide kindergarten centers or parenting services for families with children. Nevertheless, scholars have paid little attention to family policies at the local level. There was not a coherent body of literature on such policies in Europe as of 2010, according to Francesco Belletti and Lorenza Rebuzzini, nor does it seem to exist yet.


  • Posted: 11/13/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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First ever ‘families test’ for government published

The girl with three biological parents

    BBC: Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she’s like many teenagers around the world. Except she’s not, because every cell in Alana’s body isn’t like mine and yours – Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA from three people.


  • Posted: 11/12/2014
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.bbc.com

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Combining the DNA of three people raises ethical questions

May’s proposals dangerous, say atheists and Christians

‘PM should challenge Red Cross decision’ – Widdecombe

Overwhelming number of MPs against sex-selective abortion

Children’s lives ‘marred’ by same-sex parents’ legal fight

Ashers: Equality watchdog issues further legal threat

U.K. mother who won case to kill disabled daughter raising international concerns

Scientists tell British government: Don’t allow three-parent embryos

Church protests beating deaths of Christian couple accused of blasphemy

MPs vote to make sex selection abortion illegal

Life under Islamic State in Iraq’s Falluja: danger, rage and profit

Christian exodus in Iraq and Syria reached ‘Biblical proportions,’ Open Door says on Day of Prayer for persecuted church

Islamic State group abused captive Kurdish children, report says

Pope Francis to open Vatican conference on traditional marriage

Austria’s troubling Quran law

Cracks in the atheist edifice

Red Cross axes volunteer for opposing same-sex marriage

India: Authorities accused of collaborating with nationalist extremists in attacks on Christians

Boko Haram leader denies ceasefire deal, says 200 abducted girls married off

Pope to host international conference on complementarity of man and woman

Sex-selection abortions are perfectly legal in Canada

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life

Over 15,000 jihadists from 80 countries flooding in to fight for ISIS, UN reveals

Sudanese human rights defender without home, country after Islamic attack

B.C. lawyers vote against Christian law school grads

What happens when euthanasia is legalized: the Netherlands experience