Australian War Memorial Keeps ‘God’ Reference

Egypt Judges Resign From Trial Of Islamist Leaders

Attempt to expand abortion ‘bubble zone’ gives unintentional boost to Vancouver 40 Days for Life

Stop ‘eugenic’ creation of 3-parent embryos: Council of Europe Members to Britain

“Stop Promoting Moral Corruption In Our Country”: Georgian Intelligentsia To Eu Special Adviser

UK: Prayers disappearing from council meetings

Iraqi prelate challenges West to stand up for persecuted Christians

U.S. Olympic athletes must promise to fight ‘discrimination’ based on ‘sexual orientation’

Vietnam: Vinh, 7 months jail for two Catholics who fought for religious freedom

Chinese authorities block internet access to bishop’s pastoral message

Report: Syrian rebels organize burning of Bibles, other Christian books The militia of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the faction that in several regions of Syria monopolized the armed insurrection against the regime in Damascus in recent days have organized a book burning of Bibles and Christian books in front of the Greek – Catholic church of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Raqqa, the Syrian city which has been for months under the control of anti-Assad militias.

  • Posted: 10/28/2013
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Egypt’s Constitution Drafting Committee Remains Split Over Language On Country’s Religious Identity

The U.S. needs a new strategy in addressing China’s human rights

Traumatized Survivors of Wedding Attack in Egypt Look to God

Sexual Radicalism: Imperial Project, Global Goliath

Syrian Troops Retake Christian Town From Jihadis

Egyptian extremists aim at civil war, not just at Christians, priest says

Most Britons want full face veils banned in all public places

“Bid to stop gay adoption in N. Ireland at Supreme Court rejected”

UK: Magistrates reject proposal to end Bible oath in court

UK: “PM dodges gay awards over same-sex marriage ‘uproar’”

Police, Islamic Extremists in Pakistan Hunt for Christian Accused of ‘Blasphemy’

Support for Saudi women drivers spooks the government

Latin America leading the way on promoting food as a human right

Graduate Students Scheduled to Attend UN Training Session

Uzbekistan: Baptist camp ordered seized, Protestant pressured to inform

    Forum 18: Thirteen years after Uzbekistan’s Baptist Union bought a property near the capital Tashkent to use as a summer camp venue, a Tashkent court has ordered the site’s confiscation, according to court documents seen by Forum 18 News Service. The camp is currently still in the hands of the Baptist Union, which has lodged an appeal against the Court ruling to the General Prosecutor’s Office, Baptists told Forum 18 from Tashkent.

  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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Russia: Muslims “fed up” with “not being allowed to read these texts”

Muslim Brotherhood Supporters Rally In Egypt

Iran gives Christians 80 lashes for communion wine as UN blasts human rights record

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Settlement offered in Saskatoon prayer case

Muslims in Pakistan Arrested on Forcible Conversion Charges

Mexico Bans Slot Machines, Limits Casino Licenses

International Planning Committee Meets in Moscow to Plan World Congress of Families VIII (September 10-12, 2014)

Catholic schools: Ontario court weighs religion exemption

House of Lords discusses persecution of Christian’s outside of Britain and the challenges faced by Christian asylum seekers to the UK.

Saudi Arabia warns it will use force if campaigners protest against female driving ban

Attackers set Russian Muslim prayer house on fire

New Shariah Penal Code Coming Into Effect In Brunei

Two Pastors Killed in Kenya’s Coastal Area

Conviction of Christians for Murder of Hindu Leader in India Biased, Unfounded

China is getting better at influencing media outside China China doesn’t just exert heavy control over state media; its influence over media outlets outside China is expanding, according to a new report by Freedom House . . . Perhaps most remarkable is that the traditionally critical Chinese-language press outside the mainland are starting to fall in line. The report notes that in Hong Kong, influential newspapers like the Ming Pao Daily, Sing Tao Daily and Sing Pao are now controlled by tycoons with core business interests on the mainland and who have close ties to officials.

  • Posted: 10/22/2013
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West criticizes, China defends human rights record at U.N.

Syrian Rebels Battle Army In Christian Town

India: Sunday prayers disrupted in Tumkur, Belgaum

Putin says foreign foes use radical Islam to weaken Russia

Calif. Pastor To Be Sent Home After Iran Protest

African States Not Quitting ICC, Just Undermining From Within

British MP to introduce bill to ban ‘gay cure’ therapists

British Tribunal Requires Conscience Exemption From Online VAT Filing

Vatican Halts Remarriage Debate Before It Starts

Girl smuggled into Britain to have her ‘organs harvested’

California Pastor Detained In Iran After Protest

European Parliament Rejects Bill Declaring Abortion a Fundamental Human Right

Two Huge Court Victories Thwart Legalization of Euthanasia in Canada | Peter J. Saunders

UK: Christian woman to sue for right not to work on Sundays

ACT prepares to debate marriage redefinition

Canada: 5 ways to resolve Marc Nadon’s Supreme Court legal tangle

USCIRF Urges President To Raise Religious Freedom Issues With Pakistan Prime Minister

Attorneys Claim Conviction of Christian Men in India “Biased and Unfounded” | Some have suggested that the investigating officer may have neglected to question eyewitnesses at the crime site, as witnesses there at that time did not disclose information to police, said Tehmina Arora, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom-India, who appeared for the accused at the Supreme Court for their bail application. “It’s hard to understand why those who were eyewitnesses to such a tragic event failed to disclose the same to the police,” she told Morning Star News. “The reliance placed on certain witnesses by the court seems unjustifiable and based on assumptions and presumptions. Furthermore, in spite of little evidence of the same, the court has made very strong and unwarranted statements against the seven Christians.”

  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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Vote to elevate abortion to ‘human right’ | WorldNetDaily

Muslim Russia?

Neglected Elderly Australian Endures Brutal End

Egypt’s Christians Stunned After Church Shooting

Deadly Attack On Copts In Egypt Draws Condemnation

Canada Supreme Court: Doctors Can’t Remove Patient’s Life Support Without Consent

It’s no laughing matter: Britain has become a nation of religious illiterates ‘who are baffled by Biblical references in Monty Python film The Life of Brian’

“Legal action over gay ads on London buses”

U.S. Ambassador-At-Large For International Religious Freedom Resigns

Armenia: “Imprisoned conscientious objectors should be immediately and unconditionally released”

Belarus: Why is Catholic priest still detained by KGB secret police?

“Court: French Mayors Must Conduct Gay Marriages”

Saudi Arabia Rejects Seat On UN Security Council

Quebec gvmt may remove crucifix from National Assembly: report