Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a “jaw-dropping” impact on societies, say researchers. Falling fertility rates mean nearly every country could have shrinking populations by the end of the century. And 23 nations – including Spain and Japan – are expected to see their populations halve by 2100. Countries will also age dramatically, with …Read More

1,202 Nigerian Christians killed in first 6 months of 2020: NGO report

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Christians faithfuls hold signs as they march on the streets of Abuja during a prayer and penance for peace and security in Nigeria in Abuja on March 1, 2020. The Catholic Bishops of Nigeria gathered faithfuls as well as other Christians and other people to pray for security and to denounce the barbaric killings of Christians by the Boko Haram insurgents and the incessant cases of kidnapping for ransom in Nigeria. | AFP via Getty …Read More

EU is ‘complicit’ in persecution of Christians warns MEP

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

György Hölvényi MEP A Hungarian Christian Democrat member of the European Parliament has warned that growing secularism is to blame for Europe’s silence on human rights violations against religious minorities. As the parliament debated the 2019 human rights annual report, György Hölvényi MEP insisted that “if Europe, guided by extreme secularism, is silent on violations against religious minorities,… Source: irishcatholic.com

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