UN Committee Raises Stakes in International Tussle Over Abortion

    C-FAM: The committee that monitors the UN’s women’s treaty is famous for its extravagant opinions. Nowhere is its commitment to radical policies more explicit than when dealing with abortion. Even as the General Assembly is scrutinizing its work, the CEDAW committee, which monitors the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Violence Against Women, is promoting abortion in a controversial new general recommendation on women in situations of conflict.

  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: c-fam.org

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Report: Syrian rebels organize burning of Bibles, other Christian books

    Fides.org: 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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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.fides.org

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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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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.forum18.org

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China is getting better at influencing media outside China

    QZ.com: 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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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: qz.com

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