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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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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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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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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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’

Egyptian Bible Society reopens shop destroyed by mob

My son has Down’s syndrome and I wouldn’t change a thing

Travelodge removes Bibles from its rooms

Muslim terrorist group ISIS to America: ‘We will drown all of you in blood’

Guess what hotel chain is banning Bibles now

National Black Pro-Life Coalition oppose persecution of Christians in Muslim nations

Questions remain about polygamy law as charges laid against men from B.C. sect

Pope makes strong, silent anti-abortion statement

Sentenced American missionary sent back to North Korean labor camp despite health concerns

Finding God in secular Europe through film

    Aleteia: By any measure, Europe over the past forty years or so has become a vastly more secular place, certainly in comparison with the US. How strange, then, that just within the past decade, European filmmakers have produced some extraordinarily fine works with religious themes, works that make powerful statements about sanctity and martyrdom, sin and redemption, even about monasticism and pilgrimage.

  • Posted: 08/18/2014
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  • Category: Global: Miscellaneous
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Assisted suicide in international spotlight: Swiss society numbers up, Australia suspends physician

Britain’s Equality Commission seeks public input on religion and belief issues

‘Step forward’ for adult stem cell research

Despite U.S. claims, Yazidis say crisis is not over

Protecting Christians and Yazidis: Elusive religious freedom

Group that helped China launch its one-child policy reveals how it will push abortion globally

Government trying to ‘dupe the public’ over GM babies

UN accuses ISIS militants of ‘barbaric’ sexual violence; says humanitarian crisis in Iraq has reached its highest level

Kenneth Bae transferred to N. Korea labor camp

Why American millennials are unsympathetic toward Israel

Violations of religious freedom persist in Cuba

Forgetting the Christians: Can Christians ever be the victims of genocide?

Anglican Vicar of Baghdad: “Child I baptized cut in half by ISIS”

European Court: No human right to kill a baby with down syndrome in abortion

Egypt’s top Muslim leader condemns Islamic state: Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam denounces ‘bloody group’

Surrogacy couple wanted abortion, refund

European High Court ruling on marriage

Cuba allows for building a Catholic church, a first since 1959