Court action against Ashers ‘ill-judged’ says NI newspaper

Religious freedom is not a British value, poll finds

U.N. urges ISIS trial for suspected genocide

United Nations expert on religious freedom launches first official visit to Lebanon

High Court ruling clears way for Loyola’s religious studies course

Supreme Court rules Quebec infringed on Loyola High School’s religious freedom

Supreme Court sides with Quebec Catholic school on religious freedom

Malaysia Shariah Law: Islamist party passes bill to implement harsh Islamic criminal punishment

Gender-specific abortion prosecutions halted

    Law and Religion UK: In 2012, the Daily Telegraph organized an undercover operation into gender-specific (sex-selective) abortion at various abortion clinics in England and in February that year passed evidence concerning Doctors Palaniappan Rajmohan and Prabha Sivaraman to the Crown Prosecution Service and the police. The CPS concluded that in each case there was sufficient evidence of an abortion offence, although this was a finely balanced decision; however, it was not in the public interest to prosecute and the CPS published two statements regarding its decision on 5 September 2013 and 7 October 2013.

  • Posted: 03/19/2015
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Chile considers bill to ease abortion ban, likely to pass: rights group

Burma court gives 30 month sentences to bar owner and manager for Buddha Facebook ad

Myanmar court finds trio guilty of insulting religion

Attacks in Lahore, Christian religious leaders invite community to peace and forgiveness

Canadian Supreme Court: Gov. can’t force Catholic schools to teach contrary to its beliefs

Canadian Supreme Court: Govt can’t force Catholic school to teach contrary to its beliefs

Christians say under siege in Modi’s India after rape, attacks

Brazilian court affirms right of Adventist to close his service station for Sabbath.

ISIS tweets destruction of more Christian sites

French parliament passes ‘deep sleep’ bill for end of life

Study: Euthanasia cases more than double in northern Belgium

Saving persecuted Christians

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Six new freedom of religion or belief prisoners of conscience

Bishops call on Pakistanis to stand with fellow Christians, against extremists

    Asia News: “The Catholic Church of Pakistan strongly condemns the brutal suicide bombings against churches of Youhanabad, Lahore. Government, political parties, religious leaders and all citizens of Pakistan must stand alongside their Christian brothers and sisters, against extremist forces”, reads the official statement released by Msgr. Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan (PCBC). “The government of Punjab and federal government – he underlines – must take extraordinary measures to protect churches and religious minorities in the country”.

  • Posted: 03/17/2015
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World seeking to hide persecution of Christians, says Pope Francis

Courts should not meddle with faith and religion

Religious persecution and hostility on the rise: The first freedom is under global siege

Idaho boy pens heartbreaking birthday invitation to father jailed in Iran

Evangelical organization performs test case against Turkey

‘The Drop Box,’ where disabled babies go to live

A third of all journalists jailed globally are being held in China and Iran

Research release: Youth produced sexual content

First comes love, then comes marriage… tying the knot before first baby is a key ingredient for marriage success

MSPs to debate petition calling for ban on teaching of creationism

Faith schools ‘damaged by British values curriculum’, says MP

Equality research underlines challenges faced by Christians

Street preacher on trial for gospel preaching

CPS to take over and drop ‘gender-abortion’ cases

Turkey accused at ECtHR for church construction ban

Grimmark met UN rapporteur

NHS to provide ‘atheist chaplains’ – new guidance

New survey: Christians face widespread discrimination

MP: ‘Faith schools are being damaged by British values’

‘Marriage is the bond that lasts’ says columnist

“If I hear one homophobic word, I will arrest you:” Street preacher on trial for Biblical preaching

Christian street preacher on trial for ‘hate speech’

Five facts on global religious hostilities

The real war on Christianity

Law permitting assisted suicide in Belgium enters new controversy

Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

China stops Tibetan monks from returning to monasteries

School plan to change gender stereotypes causes storm in Italy

French Parliament debates legalization of terminal sedation

ADF Intl to UN: Forcing nurses to perform abortions violates intl law

Europe’s ‘freedom of conscience’ debate gets U.N. hearing

Thousands rally in Dublin to protest media bias

“Child marriage” at seventeen?

US missionary kidnapped in Nigeria has been freed, church says

M&S backtracks on banning ‘Christ’

Olympian births triplets after rejecting abortion advice

Abortion lobby delivers petition to cover up truth about abortion

Woman gives birth to her son’s IVF baby

Women offered £500 for their eggs to create 3-parent babies

Government may back-track on protecting free speech in universities

Scotland rejects adultery petition

Christian area in northeast Syria said to be under heavy ISIS assault

Strasbourg Court looks at Belgium euthanasia case

UK to become first country to allow GM babies

In a world of hurt, ADF International is working to protect life

American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria set free

Indian police beat Christian evangelists

Boko Haram violence causing worsening refugee crisis for Nigeria