850,000 People Tell European Parliament: Protect Human Life From Conception

Egyptian Islamists Target Christian Churches in Wave of Apparently Coordinated Attacks

Government refuses conscience opt-out on abortion for Irish Catholic hospital

Death toll from Egypt violence rises to 638

Egyptian Govt Calls On Morsi Supporters to End Violence, as Islamists Burn Down Scores of Christian Churches and Homes

Russian world champion condemns homosexuality

Egypt’s Brotherhood vows to bring down ‘military coup’

‘Peaceful’ Brotherhood Protesters Torching Coptic Christian Churches

Egypt’s military claims Morsi protesters were armed

Australia: Same-sex marriage push a ‘fashion of the moment’, says Tony Abbott

Religion in foreign policy?: How to get it right

Cameroon Closing A Number of Unregistered Christian Churches

Egypt bloodshed: At least 95 killed as troops clear pro-Morsi camps

New Zealand euthanasia bill is wide-open and open to being wider, says the author of the bill

Immigration Minister: Canada will ‘seriously’ consider refugee claims by Russian homosexuals

BBC to air kids’ show on ‘gay marriage’

India: Rajya Sabha passes bill for compulsory marriage registration

Britain Denounces Attack On Nigeria Mosque

Egypt: Islamist Protesters, Police Clash In Cairo

Irish Catholic hospital not allowed to opt out of abortion requirement: government

Australia: “Same-sex marriage supporters await next step: a Coalition conscience vote”

First Same-Sex Couple To Marry In Mexico’s Yucatan State

“French Gay Rights Group Doesn’t Like Homophobic Hashtag, Plans To Sue Twitter”

Priest arrested in China, numerous priests have disappeared and been tortured

British Equalities Office Implements Long Process to Implement Ban On Caste Discrimination

Hard-liners Challenge Iran’s Proposed Cabinet

“Q&A On Anti-gay Legislation In Russia”

Russian lawmaker is Putin’s conservative champion

Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood

Coptic Christian Girl Shot Dead in Egypt

German homeschooling family closer to deportation: Would illegal status have been better option?

UK: No. of over 60s getting divorce up by three quarters

Lessons on Conscience Protection | Paul Diamond at Christian Institute

Swiss asked to ditch God from national anthem

16-year-old girl became infertile from Gardasil vaccine: British Medical Journal

Dublin Hospital Will Refuse to Obey Irish Law Allowing Abortions

“Ioc Wants Assurances From Russia On Anti-Gay Law” | AP

Brazil Army Must Recognize Same-sex Civil Union

German Companies To Automatically Encrypt Emails

Anti-abortion activism in China: A new kind of activist | Economist

“Taiwan upholds first transgender marriage”

The Russian Demographic Crisis: Resisting the Influence of a Sexualized Culture | S. Michael Craven

USAID Rep Shuts Down Workshop on Abortion Complications

McCain and Graham Meet With the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

Silencing a secularist in Turkey

2 British Women Attacked With Acid In Zanzibar

Dogs Found Gnawing Body of an Abandoned Newborn Girl in India

Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches

U.S. Failing to Address Terror Against Nigerian Christians, Warns Expert

Arab elites push back political Islam

UK: Fear of intolerance ‘stops children playing out’

Russia: Surgeons Questioned About Involvement In Trade In Human Body Parts

Brazil to provide ‘morning-after’ pill for rape victims

Pope: Proclaiming the Gospel Not an Assault on Freedom

    Zenit: Francis commented on an obstacle to evangelization that comes from the idea that “proclaiming the truth of the Gospel means an assault on freedom.” Quoting Paul VI in Evangelii Nuntiandi, he said: “It would be … an error to impose something on the consciences of our brethren. But to propose to their consciences the truth of the Gospel and salvation in Jesus Christ, with complete clarity and with total respect for free options which it presents … is a tribute to this freedom.”

  • Posted: 08/06/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.zenit.org

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‘Some girls have been married 60 times by the time they turn 18′

Globalization Leading to More Restrictions on Religion?

British redefinition of family undermines Royal Family’s claim to throne

Therapeutic Abortion Faces Political Resistance in Chile

Relaxing China’s Birth Limits Won’t End Coercion or Abuses, Activist Says

“State Dept. Will Recognize Foreign Same-Sex Marriages—But Not Polygamous Ones”

Senator to introduce resolution denouncing anti-LGBT law in Russia

The New Article of Faith for Canadian Law Schools: Same-Sex Marriage

In Nervous Egypt, Killings Breed Sinister Theories

In Liberal Europe, Abortion Laws Come With Their Own Restrictions

Lessons on Conscience Protection from the UK | Paul Diamond at Public Discourse

Is Secularism Neutral?

“Pro-Choice” Violence Escalates Worldwide

    Rai’s Mundo: A Catholic Archbishop is savaged in Belgium; protestors at a Catholic Church in Spain block exits and doors; in Chile demonstrators interrupt Mass, demolish confessionals, rip out pews and paint profane sacrilegious graffiti throughout the church. Pro-abortion feminists under the guise of promoting “choice” carried out these and other attacks in the last few months. Their actions make it seem that they have declared war on the Catholic Church with no regard for parishioners, common decency or law. Welcome to the pro-choice Jihad.

  • Posted: 08/05/2013
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.rairojas.com

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Eritrea punishes 39 Christians high school students for their faith

Lesbian couple must recognise biological father’s rights, French court says

UK: ‘Gays’ to sue church to perform ‘marriage’ ceremonies

Bangladesh Court Voids Registration of Country’s Largest Islamic Party

Prayers for an Intrepid Priest Missing in Syria

Nigeria: Death Toll In Blasts In Christian Area 27

Uzbekistan: Ramadan restrictions, violent police assault on Protestant

    Forum 18: Police in Uzbekistan have violently physically assaulted Sardorbek Nurmetov, a local Protestant, and charged him with committing an offence after he insisted on making a formal complaint about police brutality. The hospital he went for treatment to colluded with his assailants, local Protestants complained. There are also strict restrictions on Ramadan, including bans on iftar meals and closer than normal state surveillance of everyone attending mosques to pray.

  • Posted: 08/02/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.forum18.org

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US Official: Human Rights Deteriorate In China