Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state

Clinton at UN: Humanity cannot progress without “reproductive rights”

Midwife fired for refusing to do abortions | WND

Malaysia: court adjourns trial on the disputed use of the word Allah

The UK’s growing disregard for religious liberty

Nigeria vows to resist same-sex “marriage” pressure

Amnesty International campaign to promote “abortion and homosexuality”

The unintended foreign policy consequences of the homosexual agenda

Russell Moore, others urge religious liberty promotion

Belarus: Homeless shelter officially closed; Baptists fined

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

UK: End religious slaughter of animals without stunning first, urges top vet

UK: High Court judge wants more evidence from Boris Johnson over ex-gay bus ad ban

UKIP councillor under fire for supporting businesses’ right to refuse service

Post-American Mormonism

UK: Coventry Jehovah’s Witness baby can have transfusion, judge rules

German home-school family can stay in U.S. indefinitely | Washington Times

ECHR upholds British refusal to treat Mormon Temple as public place of worship

DHS allows German home-schooling family to stay in US

Canada: University president to speak on “anti-gay” policy before Nova Scotia bar society

Pope Francis: There are Christians nowadays condemned for having a Bible

    Vatican Radio: “This is because the world does not tolerate the divinity of Christ. It doesn’t tolerate the announcement of the Gospel. It does not tolerate the Beatitudes. And so we have persecutions: with words, with insults, the things that they said about Christians in the early centuries, the condemnations, imprisonment. But we easily forget. We think of the many Christians, 60 years ago, in the labour camps, in the camps of the Nazis, of the communists: So many of them! For being Christians! And even today. But (people say) ‘today we are better educated and these things no longer exist.’ Yes they do! And I tell you that today there are more martyrs than during the early times of the Church.”

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Canada: “Miramichi adopts flag policy after gay pride flap”

Nine out of ten mothers in Norway choose abortion for Down diagnosis

New Zealand: No change to religious instruction policies

UK: Church organists could become endangered species after tax shake-up, clergy warn

Cardinal Turkson defends religious liberty

Belgian king signs measure allowing doctors to euthanize children

France: National Front to cut public funds to religious groups

New Zealand: More complaints over Christian education in schools

Supreme Court denies review in home school asylum case

Bill to name special religious freedom envoy on hold

Tajikistan: State control of Islam increasing

State Department’s human rights report includes int’l religious discrimination concerns

North Korea says it will release Australian missionary

Soccer players can wear religious head coverings, FIFA rules

Loud outcry over Jerusalem’s plan to quiet mosques

Islamists demand levy from Christians in Syrian city

Croatian Parliament debates “life partnership” bill

NPR: Pro-life push has Spain debating definition of progress

Bombs target church, restaurant in Zanzibar

UK: Muslim inmate loses Gartree Prison drug test claim

India: Fate of temples bill left to Jammu and Kashmir House

Israel: Knesset passes bill distinguishing between Muslim and Christian Arabs

Indonesian university suspends controversial regulation limiting religious freedom

Israeli group tries to prevent, not outlaw abortion

Danish Jews, Muslims fight for exemption to ritual slaughter ban

Uganda president signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Couple married in UK’s first ever Scientology wedding

The High Courts in Malaysia and Unilateral Conversion of a Child to Islam by One Parent | Australian Journal of Asian Law

    This article examines the recent, groundbreaking decision of the Ipoh High Court in Perak in the case of Indira Gandhi concerning the unilateral conversion of children by one parent without the consent of the other. On 25 July 2013, Judicial Commissioner Lee Swee Seng may have started a new approach towards the issue of unilateral conversion of children by one spouse. For the first time, a Malaysian High Court quashed conversions of children to Islam by one parent and ruled that both parents must consent to the conversion of their children.

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Uganda: Museveni “seeks US advice on homosexuality”

German court rules against allowing same-sex couples to adopt

Quebec Liberals block passage of euthanasia bill

Mocking compassion: Euthanasia beyond Belgium

UK Supreme Court judge Lord Wilson backs same-sex “marriage”

LA Times op-ed: “Belgium’s humane stance on dying kids”

Bolivia’s high court upholds right to life, but paves way for abortion on demand

India Supreme Court: Religion no bar for adoption

In Germany, polyamory strives for greater acceptance

Danish food minister: “Animal rights come before religion”

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy | CNA

Australia: Religion out at Cranbourne South Primary School

North Korea arrests Christian missionary from Australia

Scottish adoption row: a victory that should not disguise major concerns

Quebec should beware of euthanasia

Nigeria’s Boko Haram targets Christian town and fishing village in latest attacks

Dozens of Christians killed in South Sudan

Tracey Rowland: What’s wrong with Belgium?

UN report: North Korea’s Kim Jong-un forced mothers to drown newborn babies

Australia: Primary school principals shut down religious education classes

Palestinian Authority to remove religion from ID cards

South Africa: Religious attire banned from Cape Town school

Ireland: Gaelscoil board must pay €750 to pupil over “religious bias”

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

Singapore: Health ministry proposes mandatory pre-abortion counseling

Church of England rules out blessings for same-sex “marriages”