Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Ontario Catholic schools grapple with court’s no-religion ruling

Quebec election results scuttle controversial parts of proposed Charter of Quebec Values

Euthanasia off the table in Quebec, for now

Senior UK judge opens door to better protection of religious belief

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Lawyers warn of global push for “gender identity” language | Catholic News Agency

Abortion debate erupts in sign war in Halifax

Philippine Supreme Court approves birth control law

UAE appeals court says murder conviction to be decided by Sharia procedure

European Court of Human Rights rules against Hungarian church registration law

Catholic schools can’t force student to attend mass, Ontario court rules

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Supreme Court of the Philippines to rule Tuesday on Reproductive Health law

“Canada’s right-to-die debate almost over, doctors say”

Christian couple in Pakistan sentenced to death for “blasphemy”

11 French local councils to ban no-pork menus in schools

Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

“Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS,” says health minister

Malaysia, Indonesia ban Biblical epic “Noah”

Canada: Judge scolds Lev Tahor families for fleeing before court ruling

Kazakhstan urged to end mandatory registration of religious communities

Northern Ireland Assembly to debate marriage redefinition

Plan for “Sharia-compliant” student loans to get more Muslims into university

Roger Kiska: Belgium’s deadly cough

Joe Carter: The global war on baby girls

Religious freedom defenders in Ottawa

Russian politician plans initiative to defend traditional marriage

    RT: “The head of the Russian Pensioners’ Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP on the ticket of the center-left Fair Russia Party has explained his move by his assertion that Russia’s traditional values were under threat from the latest modern tendencies.”

  • Posted: 04/03/2014
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Video of Foreign Affairs Committee’s 3/26 hearing on religious persecution in Vietnam

Georgia to consider ban on same-sex “marriage”

Australian High Court orders recognition of “non-specific” gender

Maltese president refuses to sign civil unions, same-sex adoption bill

Online porn seen by 200,000 UK kids in one month, study says

Pope Francis: The family is an icon of the Triune God

    Pope Francis: Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today we conclude our catechesis on the sacraments with the sacrament of Matrimony, which brings us to the very heart of God’s loving plan for the human family. The Triune God created us – men and women – in his image and calls us to mirror the mystery of his love. Married couples carry out this vocation in a full and definitive communion of life. As ‘one flesh,’ they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity. Christian marriage also reflects the mystery of Christ’s own faithful and sacrificial love for his body, the Church. Christian spouses thus receive a special consecration and a special mission. While a noble vocation, marriage is not an easy one: it must constantly be strengthened by a living relationship with the Lord through prayer: mornings and evenings, at meals, in the recitation of the Rosary, and above all through the Sunday Eucharist. Today let us pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties, so that by God’s mercy they can always be joyful models of faith, love and generous service in our communities.

  • Posted: 04/02/2014
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European Parliament President: “Cut aid to African countries with anti-gay laws”

Canadian court certifies class action against Anglican boarding school for abuse of students

Pakistan: Hindu community demands religious freedom, protection

Upcoming election in India brings fear, insecurity for Christians amid unrelenting persecution | ASSIST

Canada: PQ vows to use Charter protection for religious ban

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

Denmark prohibits ritual Jewish or Muslim cattle butcher

UK: Street preacher held by Police for 19 hours gets £13,000

Mexico City looks to set the pace in Latin America on same-sex “marriage”

In UK, state has eviscerated marriage and society must rebuild it

“An anti-gay marriage tea party, French style?”

Peter Berger: French movement against same-sex “marriage” focuses on rights of children

Australian same-sex couples can “marry” in UK consulates from June

Britain set to hold first same-sex “weddings”

UK: Northumberland County Council mulls student transport for religious purposes

Austin Ruse: What makes a hate group according to the SPLC?

David Cameron “to oppose assisted suicide vote”

UK: Doctor faces court on abortion drug

Pakistani gets death penalty for blasphemy

Bruce Frohnen: Making religion illegal in Denmark

Pope tells Obama of concern for “religious freedom” in United States

Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill

Al Qaeda-linked Islamists capture Syrian Christian village

“I’m stunned and horrified” – North Korean Christian tells MPs of their persecution

The abortion body-burning scandal: facing the truth of a throwaway culture

The Council of Europe’s draft document on sects

Australia: “Parents group offended by religion teacher’s blog criticising gays”

Canada: Harper says he will “respect” Supreme Court’s blocking of Nadon

Russell Crowe film Noah banned in Indonesia

Finland: Summer hymn singing in schools may be forbidden

Global symposium aims to educate media on religious liberty | Catholic News Agency

“Biden links Russia’s anti-gay laws to incursion into Ukraine”

Has The Law Society enshrined sharia law in the UK?

Aborted babies incinerated to heat UK hospitals

Canada: Conservatives won’t rule out another attempt to reappoint Nadon

Egyptian court sentences 529 Brotherhood members to death

UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution on religious freedom

    United Nations: “In a resolution (A/HRC/25/L.19) on freedom of religion or belief, adopted without a vote, the Council condemns all forms of violence, intolerance and discrimination in the name of religion or belief as well as any advocacy of religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence; also condemns violence and acts of terrorism, which are increasing in number; urges States to ensure that their constitutional and legislative systems provide adequate and effective guarantees of freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief; to make use of the potential of education for the eradication of prejudices against and stereotypes of individuals on their religion or belief; and requests the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief to report annually to the Human Rights Council and the General Assembly.”

  • Posted: 03/22/2014
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Australia city council calls for end of pro-life protests outside clinic

Canada: “Catholic school student takes complaint of gay discrimination to human rights tribunal”