Christian Aid calls for end to identity-based violence in Iraq and UK

Hindu nationalist group seeking to cleanse Christian presence from India is not unlike ISIS, watchdog group warns

ISIS committing ‘slow-motion genocide’ against church, say Iraqi Christians

Family sues after doctor kills depressed woman in euthanasia, doesn’t tell them

Russia: Further fines for religious literature

    Forum 18 News Service: Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to be targeted by law enforcement operations aimed at combating “extremism”, Forum 18 News Service notes. Seizures of religious literature, mostly during raids or detentions, frequently result in prosecutions under Article 20.29 of the Administrative Code (mass distribution of extremist material). These are based on the possession of literature which has been ruled “extremist” by courts and thereby prohibited from distribution in the Russian Federation.

  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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As Iraqi Christians in U.S. watch ISIS advance, they see ‘slow-motion genocide’

ISIS atrocities and beheadings continue from Syria to Iraq

The culture that is at the mercy of the Islamic State

    Aleteia: The human toll, of course, is the most important concern: the killing of innocent people, the rape and enslavement of women, the brutal uprooting of a population whose ancestors have lived there for untold generations. But the story of civilization that is recorded in everything from stone tablets and sculptures of winged lions to ancient monasteries and languages is also very much at risk as the Islamic State tries to establish a caliphate in Syria and Iraq.

  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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Coalition of interfaith charities support UN efforts to investigate atrocities committed by ISIS in Iraq

Iranian pastor facing death penalty for ‘spreading corruption on earth’ with Christianity

Indonesia marriage laws: Students challenge law preventing people of different faiths from marrying

Religion and same-sex marriage debates take center stage in Brazil elections

Protestant union issues ‘urgent appeal’ to help Iraqi Christians

ADF represents son asking European Court of Human Rights to take case against Belgium

You should treasure your faith

Belgium euthanasia case: $2,500 later, depressed woman got her wish

Doctor kills depressed woman in euthanasia, doesn’t tell family until next day

British actress Maxine Peake: People who have children are selfish

Syrian Christians offer humanitarian aid to fleeing Yazidis

One month since their displacement, Iraqi Christians are ‘becoming extinct’

Coalition hosting week of prayer and fasting to stop ISIS

Iran evangelical pastor facing death penalty

It wasn’t just the Nazis: Now doctors [in Belgium and the Netherlands] can euthanize sick children, mentally disabled

“My mum shows why Berry’s wrong on assisted suicide”

UK mother leaves children behind to join ISIS; Threatens Christians with beheadings on Twitter

Ethnic cleansing occurring in Iraq, Amnesty International charges

After kidnapping schoolgirls, Boko Haram takes aim at churches in northeast Nigeria

Not a joke: EU Court defines ‘parody’

10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” in Saudi Arabia

Pope Francis to Iraqi Christians: You are the heart of the church

Doctor kills woman for being depressed, son not informed until next day

MPs raise ‘grave concerns’ over plans for GM babies

Registrar sacked for refusing to conduct same-sex marriage wins appeal

American missionaries detained in North Korea make plea to U.S. in TV interview

The plight of Christians in Iraq and Africa: The obscenity of silence

MPs debate “Three-person IVF” (again)

International religious freedom needs a champion

    World Mag: Founded in 1977 by Baroness Caroline Cox, Christian Solidarity Worldwide is a human rights organization specializing in religious freedom. Benedict Rogers represents Christian Solidarity Worldwide in what is perhaps the roughest neighborhood on the planet when it comes to religious liberty concerns, East Asia. His 2013 book, Burma: A Nation at the Crossroads, includes an introduction by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Rogers has traveled to Burma more than 40 times in the past 15 years. He contributes regularly to The Guardian, International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. I had this conversation with Rogers in Florida at a conference hosted by Christian religious liberty law firm Alliance Defending Freedom.

  • Posted: 09/02/2014
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A conversation with Benedict Rogers of Christian Solidarity Worldwide (audio)

More babies surviving birth at 23 weeks

Europe stands strong for traditional definition of marriage

Nearly a third of all pregnancies in Russia still ended by abortions

Dutch euthanasia for nursing home living

Nigeria militants declare Islamic caliphate after killing 100 Christians

British Muslims join Islamic State terrorist army

Ex-Attorney General: Brits forced to hide faith in public

Modern bondage: Slavery is very much alive today

    Aleteia: As anyone who has studied history knows, the man-made evils the world faces today – war, terrorism, abortion, poverty, and the rest – share an ancient provenance. Technology can increase or diminish the scale of these evils, and in some cases it can even introduce novel expressions of them, but on a fundamental level we moderns wrestle with the same moral pathologies, both personal and social, as our ancestors. Truly, “What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun!” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

  • Posted: 08/27/2014
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Another surrogate-produced product returned

Politicians speak out against anti-Semitism

While politicians argue, Iraqi Christians continue to die

A married mom and dad really do matter: New evidence from Canada

A darker Iraq: Light of Christian faith going out fast

Ecuador grants new status to same-sex couples

Boko Haram declares ‘Islamic Caliphate’ in captured Christian town in Nigeria

Push to make suicides easier will never stop

Libya is in a full-blown civil war

A deadly conflict of interest: Why euthanasia in Belgium is so out of control

Top U.S. military officer: ISIS has ‘apocalyptic end-of-days vision’ that must be defeated

Force alone cannot stop ‘religious cleansing’ in Mideast, custos says

Pakistan Christian community outraged following rape of 12-year-old girl by Muslim men

Indian villages crack down on Christians

“We prefer to be killed rather than convert”

After 65 years, is China ready to embrace the Pope?

Pope to Iraqi president: ‘I appeal to you with my heart full of pain’

Iraqi TV host cries over plight of Christians

Hundreds rally in Ireland after rape victim says denied abortion

Iranian study finds singles having sex, recommends ‘temporary’ marriages

PM praises same-sex marriage in major family speech

Suffering of Christians by ISIS terrorists is ‘unbelievable and makes me cry,’ says Open Doors field worker

China to Pope Francis: Don’t ‘interfere’ with religion

Archbishop Negri: echoes of fascism in proposed Italian laws

Who will stand up for the Christians?

Richard Dawkins is a moral disaster

One doctor’s courageous but lonely battle to reduce maternal mortality

The growing worldwide threat to religious freedom

Missionaries: ‘Refugees in Iraq turning to Christ amid Islamic attacks’