Christian orgs in China drop ‘Jesus’ from book titles to circumvent internet censorship

October 29th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A row of Chinese Bibles is displayed at the traveling Chinese Bible exhibition in Washington, D.C. | The Christian Post /Amanda Winkler Internet censorship targeting Christians in China has become so severe that even official government-sanctioned Christian groups are now using the Chinese pinyin initials “JD” to replace Chinese characters for “Christ,” according to U.S.-based China Aid. Two official government-sanctioned religious organizations — the Christian Council of China and the Committee of the Three-Self Patriotic Movement …Read More

53 years of abortion: 9,563,907 lives lost since 1967 — one unborn baby every 3 minutes

October 29th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Today marks the 53rd anniversary of the Abortion Act receiving Royal Assent. Since then, a staggering 9,563,907* unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion across England, Wales and Scotland — more than one death every three minutes; 20 lives ended every hour. Almost 1 in 4 (24%) pregnancies in England and Wales now ends in abortion, according to the most recent Government statistics. Despite conception rates falling for the eleventh year in a row, …Read More

Poland’s top court votes to protect babies with disabilities from ‘eugenic’ abortion

October 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Poland’s top court has ruled that disability-selective abortions, which make up a majority of all terminations in Poland, are unconstitutional. The decision by the country’s Constitutional Court today will mean the majority of unborn babies in Poland will be protected from abortion. Once the court’s ruling comes into effect, terminations will only be permissible in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life is at risk. Protection of life The ruling came in …Read More

The case against medical aid in dying: Insurance firms, doctors and Hollywood among those accused of pushing ‘assisted suicide’

October 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Opponents to the end-of-life option express concern about the unintentional abuse the laws can create for the terminally ill and disabled, writes Danielle Zoellner 4 days ago Nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws that allow medical aid in dying for their residents The expansion of medical aid in dying across the United States has not only created a professional and moral dilemma for practicing physicians, but it has also raised concerns …Read More

How Xinjiang’s gulag tears families apart

October 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Oct 17th 2020 So many parents have been locked up that officials struggle to cope with the left-behind children. For zumrat dawut’s three children, Fridays were terrifying. That was the day when officials would question students at their schools in Urumqi, the regional capital of Xinjiang in China’s far west. The interrogators were looking for clues about their lives at home. They wanted to know whether parents prayed or used Islamic greetings at home, or …Read More

Mother of toddler with Down’s syndrome says abortion laws are ‘offensive’ to her family

October 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Máire Lea-Wilson gave birth to her son Aidan at 36 weeks – when the law still permitted her to have an abortion. Sunday 18 October 2020 06:35, UK Image:Máire Lea-Wilson and her son Aidan In the UK, abortions are legal after the normal 24-week limit if Down’s syndrome is detected in a foetus.   I am the mother of two headstrong, determined, independent and loving boys. As their mother, they need me to care for …Read More

CHILD EUTHANASIA COMES TO THE NETHERLANDS

October 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Dutch government is preparing to legalize euthanasia for children between the ages of one and twelve. Last year, the Dutch Ministry of Health commissioned a report from the NVK (Dutch Society of Pediatrics), which recommended the government permit euthanasia for terminally ill children of one to twelve years of age. The report included a survey of 72 doctors employed at prominent hospitals specializing in medical training. The majority stated that it is morally acceptable …Read More

Latest attack on Coptic Christians highlights religious violence in Egypt

October 19th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Crux Staff Oct 16, 2020 AUTHOR In a file photo, an Egyptian army soldier stands guard outside St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cairo as worshippers attend New Year’s Eve Mass, Dec. 31, 2017. (Credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters via CNS.) YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – On October 5, 2020, a mob of Islamic extremists attacked the homes of Coptic Christians in the Egyptian village of Dabous, located in the Upper Egypt region of Minya. According to International Christian …Read More

Euthanasia no sign of progress, Spain’s Bioethics Committee says

October 15th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Credit: sfam_photo/Shutterstock. CNA Staff, Oct 13, 2020 / 05:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Bioethics Committee of Spain has unanimously rejected the underlying principles behind the euthanasia and assisted suicide bill that is making its way through the Congress of Deputies, the lower house of the legislature. The 12-member CBE, which is responsible for issuing reports on matters with relevant bioethical implications, unanimously reached the decision to advise the government that the proposed euthanasia law is …Read More

WEA calls on Sweden to better protect religious freedom of asylum seekers

October 5th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A view of Stockholm, in Sweden. / Photo: PeterIvey Sweden was one of the countries reviewed in the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC). Throughout its “cycles”, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) gives a chance to countries and NGOs to present recommendations to all member states. During the September 2020 session, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), which holds a NGO status, gave a statement on Sweden. Previoulsy, they had also …Read More