Isis is on the verge of expelling northern Iraq’s religious minorities

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Arab Christians: “Convert, Pay, Die” or Flee

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U.S. Chaldeans decry ‘genocide’ of Iraqi Christians, rally for aid

Islamic extremists impose reign of terror on Iraq

Coalition likely to decide on conscience vote over same-sex marriage

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Male prisoners ‘exploiting’ transsexual policy

Bishops urge David Cameron to grant asylum to Iraqi Christians

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Don’t close your eyes: Iraq is torturing and purging Christians

    The Federalist: To listen to the news, one would think that the only grave problems in the world right now are Vladimir Putin, Israeli war crimes in Gaza, the humanitarian crisis on the southern U.S. border, and the possibility of Ebola reaching the West. Granted, those are all huge concerns—in part because those stories as presented are riddled with questionable assumptions and relevant omissions—but there is another story of the world in meltdown: the Christian purge in Iraq.


  • Posted: 08/01/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Meriam Ibrahim, Sudan woman who faced death over faith, receives hero’s welcome in U.S.

Christian bakery criticized by new NI minister

Firing health professionals who refuse to abort babies is watershed moment for Europe

UK’s Supreme Court makes unprecedented advances to legalize assisted suicide

China’s grim religious freedom problem

As persecution of faithful rises, so does the religious response

Dutch professor who once backed euthanasia warns it leads to surge of deaths

Four Christians killed in bomb attack in northern Nigeria

Government dishonest over GM babies, warn scientists

Meriam Ibrahim leaves Rome for the US after escaping Sudan

Poll: More Italians support abortion rights than cosmetic surgery

Is anyone answering Iraqi Christians’ cries for help?

State Dept. should act on Pakistan’s religious freedom violations, watchdog group says

Poll: Assisted suicide opposition grows as evidence revealed

All 45 Christian institutions in Mosul destroyed or occupied by ISIS

Can we protect religious freedom abroad?

UK broadband users reject porn filters, watchdog finds

China removes crosses from two more churches in crackdown

Nigerian Christians killed by Muslims in first half of 2014 nearly equals 2013 totals

BPAs criticised over ‘morning-after pills to new mums’ call

Meriam Ibrahim praised in open ‘thank you’ letter by Christian woman

    The Christian Post: Meriam Ibrahim, arrested last August in Sudan and sentenced to death after being accused by family members of apostasy and adultery, was not only pressured to recant her Christian faith and thereby nullify her marriage, but was kept in shackles while giving birth to her second child in prison. At least one Christian woman, also from Africa, was lauding the 27-year-old’s resilience, and thanking her for bearing “heroic witness to the virtues of faith, marriage, and motherhood.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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State Dept.: Syrian Christian persecution part of ‘largest displacement of religious communities in recent memory’

Why no one cares about the Christians of Mosul

State Department releases report on international religious freedom

    Acton Institute: Yesterday the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. A wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices use the reports for such efforts as shaping policy and conducting diplomacy. The Secretary of State also uses the reports to help determine which countries have engaged in or tolerated “particularly severe violations” of religious freedom in order to designate “countries of particular concern.”


  • Posted: 07/29/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: blog.acton.org

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Religious persecution makes migrants out of millions; ‘worst in recent memory’

Nigeria militants bomb church, attack Christians; several killed

Mosul’s Christians ask, ‘Where is the conscience of the world?’

Police in China remove church’s cross

Should parents or government raise children?

Religious leader looks to west for help for Iraqi Christians

UN Committee demands Ireland change constitution to allow wider abortion

ISIS takes over 4th century monastery as Iraqi Christians flee

Chinese Christians fight government to keep their crosses on their churches

ISIS destroys Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, as militant violence continues

Marriage now gender-neutral in Chambers dictionary

European Human Rights Court: No right to same-sex marriage

Why rumors of a massive order by ISIS to mutilate women are probably false

Losing our religion: The death of Christian Mosul

UN: Islamic state militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq

Mosul Christian: Thanks for changing your #WeAreN photo

Meriam Ibrahim finally leaves Sudan, meets Pope Francis

Ancient Palestine church provides shelter for Muslims fleeing Gaza strikes

Christianity and non-Hindu religious activity banned

A ban on new church construction angers Sudanese Christians

Non-Hindu religious activity banned in some Indian villages

ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.


  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thedailybeast.com

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Meriam Ibrahim still now allowed to leave Sudan after being sentenced to die

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

After twenty years, Morgentaler abortion clinic shutting down in Fredericton

Slovakia: Conservatives push for further marriage protection

A new movement: International religious freedom for all

    Canon and Culture: Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith are also targeted because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Every day, millions of people around the world face repression, violence, and possibly even death.


  • Posted: 07/21/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.canonandculture.com

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Nigeria Christians mourn 150 killed by Islamists, including pastor

Christians given ultimatum in Iraq: Convert, pay taxes, or die

ISIS forces last Iraqi Christians to flee Mosul

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

Baroness Campbell’s speech on assisted suicide

The Guardian: Cherish life, don’t back assisted suicide bill

Ronaldo’s mum says she wanted to abort him

China may free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7