“Am I an executioner or am I a surgeon?”

Europe’s increasing acceptance of euthanasia and assisted suicide

ADF to European Parliament: UK “three-parent embryo” legislation illegal

European court vindicates Bulgarian woman unjustly arrested for private worship meetings

Dawkins among atheists urging Irish PM to hold blasphemy law referendum

Italy’s top appeals court rejects same-sex marriage, update

    ANSA: Italy’s highest appeals court on Monday rejected same-sex marriage, saying there was nothing in the Constitution that requires the government to extend marriage rights to gays. However, the Cassation Court added that homosexuals have the right to a “protective” law that would ensure same-sex couples have the same rights as unmarried Italian couples. Neither same-sex marriage nor civil unions between same-sex partners are legally recognized in Italy but some cities, including Rome, have a civil union register.

  • Posted: 02/12/2015
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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Al Qaeda supporters in Yemen pledge allegiance to Islamic State

Thousands flock to show support for Ashers Baking Co.

‘Uncomfortable’ students call for ban on Bibles

Report: 20,000 ISIS supporters worldwide have flocked to Iraq, Syria to join terror group

Stockland: Court’s assisted-suicide ruling raises prospect of ‘kill at will’

Obama speech spurs India’s minority faiths to seek religious tolerance

Government rule barring 2nd marriage not violative of Article 25: Supreme Court

Niger approves sending troops to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram

Physician-assisted death in Canada: Carter v Canada (AG)

Make purchase of sex illegal, urges Church of Scotland

ADF to European Parliament: UK ‘three-parent embryo’ legislation illegal

New Greece government promises to extend legal status to same-sex couples

US concern over diminishing religious freedom in India is justified say Indian Americans

Judicial death and the church: Assisted suicide in Canada

    Juicy Ecumenism: Canada’s top court has effectively overturned its nation’s laws against assisted suicide, overriding longstanding legislation of Canada’s elected representatives and a thousand years of Common Law, not to mention even more ancient understandings about human life rooted in millennia of Jewish and Christian teaching, which is no little thing. But fully self-actualized philosopher kings and queens in judicial robes may do so cavalierly, because they are the vanguard of the ever progressing radically autonomous individual, who is subject to no normative reality and may endlessly reimagine truth contingent only on need.

  • Posted: 02/11/2015
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  • Category: Global: Sanctity of Life
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  • Source: juicyecumenism.com

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Abortion ‘safer than giving birth’, claims BPAS

Disabled CEO urges MSPs not to legalise assisted suicide

Supreme Court rules Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide

Amid criticism, Nigeria postpones presidential election, citing ongoing violence by Boko Haram

Singapore megachurch founder Kong Hee on trial in religious freedom test case

Canadian court kills ban on doctor-assisted suicide

Four reasons for hope in the Scottish midwives case

Canada’s highest court has overturned ban on assisted suicide

New Greek govt vows to grant same-sex couples legal status

A “significant drop” in sex-selective abortions in India and Nepal

South Korean pastor’s ‘drop box’ saves hundreds of unwanted, but ‘perfect’ lives

Gov’t power being used to force secularization

Over 200 Christians arrested in India for protesting against attacks on churches

Assisted suicide law ‘could create a Dr Shipman’

Politicians have a human right to sound racist, says equalities watchdog

‘Inappropriate’ Ofsted questioning of children revealed

“Hate speech is misusing freedom of speech”

Boko Haram kills dozens in rampage after Chad offensive

Nigerian forces take back four towns from Boko Haram

Much remains to be done, but Vatican-China relations may be improving

Legal expert shines light on religious liberty in the European courtroom

Canada strikes down ban on assisted suicide, says it violates right to life

White House says Obama will ask Congress to authorize military force against ISIS

Canadian Supreme Court opens very narrow door to doctor-prescribed death

Pope endorses referendum in defense of the family

Asia Bibi’s family still in hiding five years after blasphemy accusations

In addition to children, Boko Haram is turning to animals to carry out its suicide bomb attacks

India bishop stresses need for Church to spread religious tolerance

We don’t take rights of Christians seriously enough, says Council of Europe

Over 60 churches hit by fighting in Ukraine, Russian Patriarch Kirill demands end of Christian persecution

How thousands of Icelanders suddenly started worshiping the Norse gods again

Embryos with three parents? The risks are yet to come, critics warn

Religious leaders urged to sign declaration on freedom of expression

UK Parliament okays ‘three-parent babies.’ Is US next?

Judge rules mother of six who has learning disabilities can be forcibly sterilized

Canadian disability rights activist implores Supreme Court not to strike down Canada’s laws prohibiting assisted suicide

Islamic State selling, crucifying, burying children alive in Iraq — U.N.

Three-parent babies: an ethical boundary is being crossed

Donbas and Crimea: new challenges for religious freedom in 2014

Groups protest plans to end anti-Christian discrimination

Christian minister claims she was told her Jesus car bumper stickers could invalidate her insurance policy

MPs vote in favour of ‘three-person embryo’ law

Obama decries hateful ideology after Jordanian pilot’s death

Holy See to UN: stop ignoring attacks on Christian women, girls

Catholics fear campaign of church attacks in India

The cost of leaving Islamic State: Death or jail

China’s Communist Party bans believers, doubles down on atheism

Latest attack in Lebanon sends message on IS endgame

UK House of Commons OKs making babies from DNA of 3 people

NI Christian-run bakery to face court on 26 March

No room for mum and dad in Ofsted families

MPs back GM babies despite safety and ethical concerns

Three-parent baby technique no more sinister than blood transfusion, says Robert Winston