Canadian legal brief backs Catholic school’s religious liberty | EWTN/CNA

Marie Meaney: Euthanasia brings end to Belgian monarchy

India’s Supreme Court says lack of enforcement of existing laws is at root of hate speech problem

Christians ordered to teach Wiccan, pagan rites | WND

Bill to draft ultra-Orthodox into IDF passes Knesset

UK punishes single-earner families, tax report finds

The rich-poor marriage gap in Canada

Hagia Sophias: From museums to mosques

Canadian Supreme Court to decide if govt can force Catholic school to teach contrary to its beliefs

UK: Can we trust the decision over legalizing assisted suicide to politicians’ consciences?

Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic child marriage law

North Korea: Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians

UN official: India’s “conversion” laws threaten religious liberty

UK: Assisted suicide moves closer as Government allows free vote

Wesley J. Smith: Pushing polyamorous genetic-related babies

The surrogacy industry treats women like disposable commodities

Syrian rebels release kidnapped nuns in prisoner deal

Religion in the Workplace: Eweida and Others v United Kingdom | The Modern Law Review

Accommodating Religious Beliefs: Harm, Clothing or Symbols, and Refusals to Serve Others | The Modern Law Review

Permissive Constitutions, Democracy, and Religious Freedom in India, Indonesia, Israel, and Turkey | World Politics

Arab envoys say no to Israel as Jewish state

Clinton at UN: Humanity cannot progress without “reproductive rights”

Midwife fired for refusing to do abortions | WND

Malaysia: court adjourns trial on the disputed use of the word Allah

The UK’s growing disregard for religious liberty

Nigeria vows to resist same-sex “marriage” pressure

Amnesty International campaign to promote “abortion and homosexuality”

The unintended foreign policy consequences of the homosexual agenda

Russell Moore, others urge religious liberty promotion

Belarus: Homeless shelter officially closed; Baptists fined

Woman in Sweden denied work as midwife for refusing to perform abortions

UK: End religious slaughter of animals without stunning first, urges top vet

UK: High Court judge wants more evidence from Boris Johnson over ex-gay bus ad ban

UKIP councillor under fire for supporting businesses’ right to refuse service

Post-American Mormonism

UK: Coventry Jehovah’s Witness baby can have transfusion, judge rules

German home-school family can stay in U.S. indefinitely | Washington Times

ECHR upholds British refusal to treat Mormon Temple as public place of worship

DHS allows German home-schooling family to stay in US

Canada: University president to speak on “anti-gay” policy before Nova Scotia bar society

Pope Francis: There are Christians nowadays condemned for having a Bible

    Vatican Radio: “This is because the world does not tolerate the divinity of Christ. It doesn’t tolerate the announcement of the Gospel. It does not tolerate the Beatitudes. And so we have persecutions: with words, with insults, the things that they said about Christians in the early centuries, the condemnations, imprisonment. But we easily forget. We think of the many Christians, 60 years ago, in the labour camps, in the camps of the Nazis, of the communists: So many of them! For being Christians! And even today. But (people say) ‘today we are better educated and these things no longer exist.’ Yes they do! And I tell you that today there are more martyrs than during the early times of the Church.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2014
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Canada: “Miramichi adopts flag policy after gay pride flap”

Nine out of ten mothers in Norway choose abortion for Down diagnosis

New Zealand: No change to religious instruction policies

UK: Church organists could become endangered species after tax shake-up, clergy warn

Cardinal Turkson defends religious liberty

Belgian king signs measure allowing doctors to euthanize children

France: National Front to cut public funds to religious groups

New Zealand: More complaints over Christian education in schools

Supreme Court denies review in home school asylum case

Bill to name special religious freedom envoy on hold

Tajikistan: State control of Islam increasing

State Department’s human rights report includes int’l religious discrimination concerns

North Korea says it will release Australian missionary

Soccer players can wear religious head coverings, FIFA rules

Loud outcry over Jerusalem’s plan to quiet mosques

Islamists demand levy from Christians in Syrian city

Croatian Parliament debates “life partnership” bill

NPR: Pro-life push has Spain debating definition of progress

Bombs target church, restaurant in Zanzibar

UK: Muslim inmate loses Gartree Prison drug test claim

India: Fate of temples bill left to Jammu and Kashmir House

Israel: Knesset passes bill distinguishing between Muslim and Christian Arabs

Indonesian university suspends controversial regulation limiting religious freedom

Israeli group tries to prevent, not outlaw abortion

Danish Jews, Muslims fight for exemption to ritual slaughter ban

Uganda president signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Couple married in UK’s first ever Scientology wedding

The High Courts in Malaysia and Unilateral Conversion of a Child to Islam by One Parent | Australian Journal of Asian Law

    This article examines the recent, groundbreaking decision of the Ipoh High Court in Perak in the case of Indira Gandhi concerning the unilateral conversion of children by one parent without the consent of the other. On 25 July 2013, Judicial Commissioner Lee Swee Seng may have started a new approach towards the issue of unilateral conversion of children by one spouse. For the first time, a Malaysian High Court quashed conversions of children to Islam by one parent and ruled that both parents must consent to the conversion of their children.


  • Posted: 02/24/2014
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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Uganda: Museveni “seeks US advice on homosexuality”

German court rules against allowing same-sex couples to adopt

Quebec Liberals block passage of euthanasia bill

Mocking compassion: Euthanasia beyond Belgium

UK Supreme Court judge Lord Wilson backs same-sex “marriage”