Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

Report: Beijing responded to growth of Christian in 2014 with harsh persecution

Christian persecution in Zhejiang more severe than first thought

The end of the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and the future of political Islam

ADF attorneys available to media at Supreme Court’s marriage arguments

Modern ‘Monuments Men’ seek to save Christian history from ISIS

Turkish and Armenian Christians reconcile on genocide anniversary

Recruiting campaign: ISIS tentacles spread far, wide

‘I started in kindergarten’: Teacher explains how she convinces kids to accept homosexuality

Sex-selective abortion doc could be struck off

Bruce Forsyth’s backing of assisted suicide is ‘misguided’

‘My father was gay and I oppose gay marriage’

‘Gay marriage denies the rights of children’

Tory candidate calls same-sex marriage opponents ‘bigots’

UK has ‘laissez faire’ attitude to affairs, claims adultery site

A warning from Canada: Same-sex marriage erodes fundamental rights

‘Gay conversion therapy’ conference: speakers claim religious freedom is under attack

Malaysia orders probe after protest forces church to take down cross

Spreading the word: China’s Bible industry

Nigerian churches engage actively in national electoral process

Brazil: A lesson in the peaceful navigation of religious change

Brazil leads the world in religious freedom, finds Pew study

How ISIS controls life, from birth to foosball

Christian persecution in China’s Zhejiang more severe than first thought: monitor

Man-woman marriage laws do not infringe gays’ and lesbians’ liberty

ERLC calls for us to #PrayForMarriage

Why states should get to decide on whether to redefine marriage

Marriage supporters flood high court ahead of case

Does the Constitution require states to recognize same-sex marriage?

Judicially mandating same-sex marriage would put the US at odds with the Western world

Cameron and Miliband back religious freedom

Fourth attempt to redefine marriage at Stormont

Public ignored in NI abortion consultation

Woman on trial for assisted suicide of MS sufferer

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Indian government says Church attacks were criminal not political

Nigerian Christians feel mixture of hope and anxiety after Buhari’s presidential win

After 15 years, legal victory for family of pastor believed abducted by North Korea

Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings

Religions unite against referendum

Evangelical critics of same-sex marriage and women bishops meet in London to discuss schism

Christian convert conditionally released before Persian new year

Nigeria’s Boko Haram abducted 2,000 women and girls: report

Aleppo’s Christians face rising violence

    AL Monitor: The people of the war-ravaged city of Aleppo have been through some very bad times during the past 2½ years of civil war, and they have gotten used to living in constant fear and uncertainty. The specter of death was ever-present; it never left them, not even inside their own homes or in their own beds. Yet, for all their tenacity, the events of Good Friday — April 10, according to the Eastern Christian calendar that most Syrian Christians observe — were a terror-filled nightmare that sent new shockwaves of despair and terror.


  • Posted: 04/16/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.al-monitor.com

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Pakistan’s Christians faithful, resilient in face of persecution

China’s ‘evil’ church demolition campaign continues, say activists

Guam attorney general orders same-sex marriage to move forward

Civil organizations condemn ‘ideological dictatorship’ against life and family at Panama summit

ISIS on defensive, Iraqi Christians expect to return to villages, says Cardinal

What everyone gets wrong about the persecution of Christians in Iraq

    The Week: Media coverage of Christian persecution in the Middle East was once all but non-existent. (A representative headline on this website last year declared, “The world’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares.”) And while awareness of this troubling topic hasn’t quite reached Biblical proportions yet, it’s certainly increasing. CBS’s 60 Minutes devoted severalsegments to the matter, National Geographic gave it a large spread in their magazine, and most recently, Newsweek devoted their cover story to “the new exodus” of Christians from the Middle East.


  • Posted: 04/10/2015
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: theweek.com

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Term incompatible with life is ‘cruel and heartless’

NHS disciplines Christian for inviting Muslim to church

Force schools to endorse gay relationships, says NUT

Scotland: No doubt that assisted suicide is illegal

‘I’m so glad we didn’t listen to doctors advising an abortion’

Pope Francis: “Children are never a mistake”

Sex education in Europe turns to urging more births

Christian NHS worker wrong to talk about faith, says Tribunal

Kenyan students asked for prayers before al Shabaab shot them

Guam rejects same-sex couple’s marriage license application

China to test Tibetan monks and nuns for patriotism

Why doctors let a Jehovah’s Witness and her unborn baby die

The Christian militia defending refugees, livelihood against Islamic State in Iraq

Niger’s Christians try to forgive on first Easter after church attacks

After Islamist attack, armed guards shield Kenyan churches

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria

New hope for ‘state-napped’ homeschooler

Religious freedom upheld by Canadian Supreme Court

‘Ignore ill-considered British values rules’, says head