Church of England’s bishops defer marriage decision

Robert P. George: Congress can defend religious freedom abroad

Scotland: Kirk plan for school “reflection time” is attacked

Ireland: Priests tell Minister of Education to stop undermining religion in schools

Ukraine’s crackdown singling out Catholics, Canadian religious-freedom envoy says

China official seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang blasts

Georgia to fund four religious groups besides Orthodox Church

Malaysia: Petrol bomb attack on Christian Church in Penang

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American pastor Saeed Abedini moved to safer ward in Iranian prison

Pro-life nurse claims religious bias in Sweden

Canada: Concordia University defends its stance against secular charter at hearings

Formation of parliament standing committees for religious minorities proposed in Pakistan

Ukraine’s religious freedom at risk, some warn

Pope expected to raise abortion, euthanasia in Hollande meeting

Costa Rica: Presidential candidates reluctant to endorse same-sex “marriage”

Muslim couple arrested in Sweden for “smacking son when he refused to pray”

The world’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares

UK: Barnsley couple to take legal action over transition from “civil union” to “marriage”

New Zealand: Second complaint laid over school’s religious classes

UK: Cornwall consults on scrapping free transport to religious schools

Supreme Court denies stay of execution in Texas for Mexican

Apostasy ban overshadows political debate in Tunisia

Russian Patriarch wants Geneva 2 to focus on religious freedom

Malaysia: Court freezes action on mosque site pending developer’s challenge

Tajikistan: Muslim clerics to be paid salaries by state

French lawmakers vote to relax abortion legislation

Maldives president refuses to sign sexual offenses bill that conflicts with Sharia law

The new intolerance: will we regret pushing Christians out of public life?

Chile: Parental notification required for distribution of morning-after abortion pill

Philippines: Pro-life group asks Pasay court to stop pro-abortion health conference

Canada: Church wants city to take over multimillion-dollar repair costs

UK raids target Indian religious immigration scam

Kosovo political leaders challenge Islamists

Malay group wants lawyers investigated over argument that fatwa do not bind non-Muslims

India gives Jain community minority status

Finland group wants state church abolished

Eastern Europe’s Christian reawakening

French parliament begins debate on controversial abortion bill

Quebec MNA leaves Liberals amid dispute over prohibition of religious symbols

French court rules against passive euthanasia in tetraplegic case

“Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay bill”

Guam: Torres selected as next chief justice

Malaysian king backs court ban on non-Muslims using Allah

Putin: Law against homosexual “propaganda” doesn’t discriminate

Egypt approves post-coup constitution; Muslim Brotherhood vows protests

UK Christians oppose ban on ex-gay therapy

European parties denounce plans to tighten Spain’s abortion laws

Germany: Ethical issues regarding emergency contraception

“Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics”

Canada: Supreme Court weighs the future of Harper’s controversial appointment

ADF, allies: Canadian Supreme Court should again uphold laws against doctor-prescribed death

USCIRF: Religious minorities need a voice at Geneva II Peace Conference

Belgium: Child Euthanasia Bill passes latest hurdle

Egypt’s Christian minority rally behind charter

Illegal abortion widely used by some UK ethnic groups to avoid daughters

Pew Research: Religious hostilities reach six-year high

Wanted: a new ambassador-at-large for religious freedom

New Zealand father seeks to end state schools’ religious classes

Russian court declares Jehovah’s Witness brochures extremist

Myanmar politician preparing to seek legal limits on interfaith, interethnic marriage

American journalist kicked out of Russia in run-up to Olympic Games

Afghan atheist given asylum in Britain

China gives doctor death sentence for baby trafficking

Nigerian leader signs law banning same-sex “marriage”; Kerry attacks

Indian Constitution wrongly interpreted to deny rights to religious minorities

Egyptian polls open in two-day draft constitution referendum

Don’t destroy the Romeike family

Young Muslim in Mauritania convicted for criticizing Mohammed

Pope Francis: Abortion evidence of “throwaway culture”

Chinese couple seeks damages for forced abortion

Canada: “Fired transgender teacher to go before human rights tribunal”

Scotland: “Catholic fury over schools’ gay marriage guide”

Canada: York University excuses student from group work with women over religious beliefs

Malaysia: Hearing on Catholic use of “Allah” does not warrant a full bench, says chief justice