Religious leader looks to west for help for Iraqi Christians

UN Committee demands Ireland change constitution to allow wider abortion

ISIS takes over 4th century monastery as Iraqi Christians flee

Chinese Christians fight government to keep their crosses on their churches

ISIS destroys Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, as militant violence continues

Marriage now gender-neutral in Chambers dictionary

European Human Rights Court: No right to same-sex marriage

Why rumors of a massive order by ISIS to mutilate women are probably false

Losing our religion: The death of Christian Mosul

UN: Islamic state militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq

Mosul Christian: Thanks for changing your #WeAreN photo

Meriam Ibrahim finally leaves Sudan, meets Pope Francis

Ancient Palestine church provides shelter for Muslims fleeing Gaza strikes

Christianity and non-Hindu religious activity banned

A ban on new church construction angers Sudanese Christians

Non-Hindu religious activity banned in some Indian villages

ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.


  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.thedailybeast.com

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Meriam Ibrahim still now allowed to leave Sudan after being sentenced to die

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

After twenty years, Morgentaler abortion clinic shutting down in Fredericton

Slovakia: Conservatives push for further marriage protection

A new movement: International religious freedom for all

    Canon and Culture: Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith are also targeted because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Every day, millions of people around the world face repression, violence, and possibly even death.


  • Posted: 07/21/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.canonandculture.com

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Nigeria Christians mourn 150 killed by Islamists, including pastor

Christians given ultimatum in Iraq: Convert, pay taxes, or die

ISIS forces last Iraqi Christians to flee Mosul

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

Baroness Campbell’s speech on assisted suicide

The Guardian: Cherish life, don’t back assisted suicide bill

Ronaldo’s mum says she wanted to abort him

China may free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7

Assisted suicide strongly criticised in House of Lords

Christians given ultimatum in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

‘Assisted suicide bill would tell people they’re worthless’

Douglas Alexander’s speech on religious liberty (transcript)

Boko Haram: Terror’s insidious new face

Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

Report: Attacks by terror group Boko Haram increasing, 2,053 killed this year

Malala pledges to help free kidnapped Nigerian girls

Former Archbishop of Canterbury George Carey supports assisted suicide bill

Support for same-sex marriage on the rise in Australia

Incest next ‘civil right’? Judge reprimanded for suggesting incest is legal

Pro-abortion groups push UN to pressure Ireland to legalize abortion further

The simple truth: Abortion is legal up to birth in Ireland in some cases

What does Kenya’s wave of anti-Christian violence mean?

Euthanasia: Don’t make our mistake, says Dutch academic

China and Russia top governments responsible for damaging, vandalizing churches, mosques, says new study

Religious freedom in peril

Waiting for Mariam: City hopes to greet Christian sentenced to death for her faith

The tragic exodus of Iraq’s Christians

Hate-speech laws a ‘tool of totalitarianism,’ lawyer warns

Christian bakery owner won’t make cake for same-sex marriage, won’t back down

Muslims banned from forcing Sharia law on people by India Supreme Court

Her mother was almost forced to have a sex-selective abortion at 8 months, thankfully she’s alive

Meriam Ibrahim: My daughter is physically disabled because I gave birth in chains

ISIS terror group declares Caliphate in Iraq, Syria; Nails 9 men to cross for rebellion

Canadian town boots Chick-fil-A leadership conference over restaurant’s marriage stance

“They want to cleanse the Christians:” 10,000 flee Christian communities in Northern Iraq as ISIS takes over Mosul, says UNHCR

Chinese Christians tearfully sing hymn as Church cross removed (video)

Indonesia is at a crossroads – Its future as a pluralistic democracy hangs in the balance

Meriam Ibrahim freed again in Sudan, flees to U.S. Embassy

I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian: What we can learn from Meriam Ibrahim

Forced abortion in China confines woman to wheelchair afterward

Volunteers in India go undercover to stop illegal sex-selective abortions

Sudanese Christian woman freed again

Copt convicted of ‘blasphemy’ in Egypt for ‘liking’ Facebook page

Sudan summons U.S., South Sudan envoys in row of Christian convert

Euthanasia case rejected by UK’s highest court

In face of ISIS advance, many Iraqi Christians insist on staying put

    Huffington Post: Across the street from a Christian church in this quiet northern Iraqi town, Mounir Behram sits down for lunch with his family. He works as an armed guard protecting the church, an easy job on most days. But now, hardline Sunni extremists — infamous for targeting those who don’t conform to their brand of Islam — control nearby Mosul, the country’s second-largest city. He is plagued by worries that the extremists will invade this predominantly Christian town.


  • Posted: 06/25/2014
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

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Legal committee in Finland votes against same-sex marriage

North Korea publicly executes 80 for possessing Bibles

Boko Haram abduct 60 females, kill 30 men in northeast Nigeria