News From Around The World
May 27, 2016 ABC USA: New Jersey cannot give $11 million in grants to two religious schools, including one of the largest ultra-Orthodox yeshivas in the world, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
May 27, 2016 Christian Post: The fight to protect Christians and other religious minorities from genocide at the hands of the Islamic State terror group has intensified, with the United Nations being called to take immediate action, the American Center for Law and Justice has confirmed.
May 26, 2016 Herald Sun: A BID to change abortion laws and ban late-term terminations in Victoria has failed.
May 26, 2016 Washington Times: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced federal legislation that would expand hate speech laws to include gender identity and gender expression.
May 26, 2016 Asia News: Rev V A Anthony V, his wife Prabha and another woman are arrested after police and Hindu radicals stopped them and took them into custody. Extremists waited until the court rejected the accused’s request for bail. For Christian leaders, religious freedom is at risk under Hindu nationalist rule.
May 25, 2016 World Watch Monitor: After imposing nearly half a year in detention, Sudan has now released one Christian minister, while still keeping a second without legal access, pending possible charges of "undermining national security".
May 25, 2016 Christian Post: A conservative Anglican leader is defending Justin Welby's comment that Christians shouldn't talk about their faith in public by explaining that the archbishop's statement is "half-right."
May 25, 2016 UK Telegraph: Mainstream churches are haemorrhaging worshippers around 11 times as fast as they can attract new converts, stark research on the state of faith in Britain shows.
May 25, 2016 SBS: An exclusive poll by SBS suggests support differs among migrants.
May 25, 2016 Nine MSN: A Christian lobby group has called on the federal government to filter out online pornography for Australian internet users.
May 25, 2016 Sydney Morning Herald: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has moved to avoid an election stoush with the nation's churches by vowing to maintain exemptions for religious organisations from anti-discrimination laws.
May 25, 2016 The Guardian: The number of people who say they have no religion is rapidly escalating and significantly outweighs the Christian population in England and Wales, according to new analysis.
May 24, 2016 UK Telegraph: The reverend daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu has announced she will give up her Anglican church licence after marrying a woman.
May 24, 2016 The Australian: Church leaders have put religious freedom on the agenda, speaking out against a Greens plan to scrap longstanding safeguards in the nation’s anti-discrimination laws, while Labor hedges on the issue.
May 24, 2016 The Age: The Greens have pledged to make it safer, cheaper and easier for Australian women to get abortions in a $15 million election commitment.
May 23, 2016 UK Telegraph: Christians should not talk to people about their faith unless they are actively invited to do so, the Archbishop of Canterbury has insisted.
May 23, 2016 Daily Mail: Single parents will be allowed to bring up children born to surrogate mothers for the first time, after a High Court ruling critics described as an assault on traditional families.
May 23, 2016 Wall Street Journal: Nigeria’s army says that it has rescued a second Chibok schoolgirl, two days after rescuing Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, the first of the 219 kidnapped girls to be found alive.
May 23, 2016 New York Times: Along the valleys and mountains hugging the East China Sea, a Chinese government campaign to remove crosses from church spires has left the countryside looking as if a typhoon had raged down the coast, decapitating buildings at random.
May 23, 2016 UK Telegraph: The Church of England could accept clergy and church officials who are in same-sex marriages, it was suggested today after a historic vote in Scotland opened the door for change.