UN Opposes Banning Sex-Selection Abortions That Have Killed Millions of Girl Babies

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

All across the world, girls are being discriminated against in deadly sex-selection abortions. In some countries, tens of millions of girls are estimated to be missing from their populations because of the discriminatory practice. Yet, one world power refuses to take action to stop it: the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), according to the Church Militant. Officially, UNFPA opposes sex-selection abortions. According to its “State of World Population 2020” report, “Decisions to carry to term …Read More

Europe and the challenge of religious freedom

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Andrea Gagliarducci A session of the Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe / Credit: Wikimedia Commons The European Union’s Special Envoy for promoting the Freedom of Religions and Belief outside of Europe will soon be appointed. Maragaritis Schinas, vice-president of the European Commission, announced the Office’s re-establishment in a tweet on July 8. The announcement brought to a close what had been at times a very lively debate. The president of the European Commission …Read More

Deadly COVID Discrimination against the Elderly in Sweden

June 24th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

State epidemiologist Anders Tegnell speaks at a daily news conference on the coronavirus situation in Stockholm, Sweden, June 8, 2020.(Andres Wiklund/via Reuters) We have seen how the most vulnerable to death from COVID have been abused in this country with, for example, New York and other states’ ordering infected COVID patients to be admitted to nursing homes, spreading the disease. But this is even more awful. Reports out of Sweden say that elderly COVID patients …Read More

“Incessant killing more dangerous than Coronavirus”: report on Nigeria to UK Parliament

June 24th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Women in the aftermath of violence in Agatu, Benue, Nigeria in February 2016. “The incessant killing is more dangerous than Coronavirus” …The words of a community leader in central Nigeria – after coronavirus had reached his country – after an April attack in which nine people died, including a pregnant woman and her three year old. His reaction is one of several testimonies – frequently harrowing to read, let alone to have experienced – that …Read More

Exclusive: Man Tried To Share His Regrets About Transgender Life. YouTube Censored It

June 24th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Emily Jashinsky ‘Our hate speech policy prohibits videos which assert that someone’s sexuality or gender identity is a disease or a mental illness,’ YouTube said in a statement. Information provided exclusively to The Federalist shows YouTube removed a Heritage Foundation video featuring testimony from a former transgender-identifying woman for violating the company’s hate speech policy. YouTube confirmed the decision in a Thursday email to The Federalist. Now Heritage is fighting back with a new …Read More

Religious persecution is engulfing the world

June 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Arielle Del Turco, Op-ed Contributor | Thursday, June 18, 2020 Believers in many countries face severe challenges, according to the State Department’s annual Report on International Religious Freedom, released last week. Religious freedom conditions in China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Iran, and many other countries fail to meet basic international human rights standards. This led Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to decry the “great darkness over parts of the world where people of faith are persecuted …Read More

Religious Freedom Lessons from COVID-19 Disputes

June 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

After almost three months of COVID-19-related closures, thousands of congregations of all faiths can gather again in person because state or local orders have expired or relaxed. The situation is complex. Congregations still face restrictions like size limits or social distancing rules; in some places, the restrictions remain severe. Out of safety concerns, many congregations that are free to gather will stay online. And a surge in cases in some places is causing communities to …Read More

ADF International Executive Director Reflects on Religious Freedom in Europe Today

June 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

‘We see more cases year on year, and this is, in part, because Christians are becoming more aware of what’s happening.’ K.V. Turley One of the major challenges all governments face is to keep freedom and security in balance, a particularly trying task during times of crisis, such as the current pandemic. From its Vienna headquarters, Executive Director Paul Coleman oversees the advocacy and operations of the global alliance-building legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom International …Read More

China’s ‘repression against all religions continues to intensify’, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says as report devotes section to Xinjiang’s Uygurs

June 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The US State Department released a blistering assessment of China’s treatment of groups in a report on religious freedom This year’s paper marked the second time the report has devoted a stand-alone section on Xinjiang Owen Churchill in Washington, DC Published: 5:03am, 11 Jun, 2020  Updated: 5:36am, 11 Jun, 2020 Why you can trust SCMP US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington on Wednesday. Photo: …Read More

COVID-19: UN criticised for promoting abortion as an ‘essential service’

June 16th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A senior US official has criticised the United Nations for using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to promote abortion as an ‘essential service’. John Barsa, head of the US Agency for International Development, told the UN to remove all references to “sexual and reproductive health” in its Global Humanitarian Response Plan for COVID-19 (HRP). Barsa said: “Most egregious is that the Global HRP calls for the widespread distribution of abortion-inducing drugs and abortion supplies, …Read More