Victory: Plans to ‘criminalise religious parents’ dropped

Emerging family-friendly towns in Europe

    Family Studies: The scholarly literature on family policies abounds with studies at the national level. Often central European governments establish measures for workers to balance work and family and policies that allow parents to obtain paid or unpaid leaves to care for their children. Yet the lives of most families revolve around towns, whether big or small, so towns or villages often provide kindergarten centers or parenting services for families with children. Nevertheless, scholars have paid little attention to family policies at the local level. There was not a coherent body of literature on such policies in Europe as of 2010, according to Francesco Belletti and Lorenza Rebuzzini, nor does it seem to exist yet.


  • Posted: 11/13/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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First ever ‘families test’ for government published

The girl with three biological parents

    BBC: Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she’s like many teenagers around the world. Except she’s not, because every cell in Alana’s body isn’t like mine and yours – Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA from three people.


  • Posted: 11/12/2014
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: www.bbc.com

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Combining the DNA of three people raises ethical questions

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MPs vote to make sex selection abortion illegal

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Pope Francis to open Vatican conference on traditional marriage

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Cracks in the atheist edifice

Red Cross axes volunteer for opposing same-sex marriage

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Sex-selection abortions are perfectly legal in Canada

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Child sex exploitation ‘social norm’ in Greater Manchester

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Slovak court allows referendum to support true marriage, parental rights

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Radicalized British mother takes 1 year old son with her to join ISIS

Slovak court allows referendum affirming family values

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Named person website is ‘blatant propaganda’

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The U.S. commitment to religious freedom abroad: Honoring International Religious Freedom Day

Iranian pastor sentenced to six years in prison for spreading Christianity

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Chinese government continues demolition of church crosses

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Human rights group in Pakistan still hopes for justice for Asia Bibi

Vatican warns international community of new ISIS genocide

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Fate of Pakistani woman rests with country’s supreme court

China: Two-child policy will not end forced abortion or gendercide

Assisted Suicide debate masks disability prejudice

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China’s one-child policy: Massive crimes against women, supported by the Obama administration

Baby born healthy after couple refuses abortion despite doctors’ ‘fetal abnormalities’ claim

Violence raises doubt Nigeria girls will be freed