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

COVID-19 arrests for religious gatherings in Chile

June 10th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Summary Emergency measures filed with Inter American Commission on Human Rights Human rights experts see no legal basis for prosecution SANTIAGO DE CIHLE (9 June 2020) – ADF International filed a request for emergency cautionary measures with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights regarding the arrest and ongoing prosecution of Christian pastors for allegedly violating the COVID-19 health measures. Currently, there is no blanket ban of religious services and gatherings, only measures on how …Read More

Desperate Christians trading faith for food in corona crisis – human rights lawyer

June 4th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

A policeman stands guard outside St John’s Cathedral Church in Peshawar, Pakistan.Reuters Some Christians in Pakistan have been left so desperate by the coronavirus crisis that they are converting to Islam in exchange for food, a human rights lawyer has said. The lawyer, named only as Aneeqa A, a partner of ADF International, said that Christians were being denied emergency food aid in the pandemic. “People have become so desperate that they are forced to …Read More

Two cases show that religious freedom is dwindling in Europe

June 4th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Andrea Gagliarducci European Parliament in Strasbourg / Credit: Alan Holdren / CNA Conscientious objection and freedom of expression are under threat in Europe, as shown by two legal cases that made news last March. On March 12, the European Court for Human Rights declared “inadmissible” the application by two Swedish midwives who had refused to commit abortions. At the end of March, news broke that a member of the Finnish Parliament and former minister …Read More

Homeschool attorney responds to Harvard professor’s claims that homeschooling is dangerous

June 4th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter | Monday, June 01, 2020 Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. | Courtesy of Harvard University A Harvard Law School professor’s assertion that homeschooling is dangerous for children and must either be …Read More

BOMBSHELL: Planned Parenthood officials admit under oath to selling aborted body parts

May 30th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

By Cassy Fiano-Chesser | May 26, 2020 , 05:10pm An explosive new video from the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) contradicts past claims from Planned Parenthood that the corporation never participated in the sale of aborted baby body parts but merely donated them and was compensated for expenses. Featuring testimony from Planned Parenthood officials under oath in 2019, as well as documents from those officials’ admissions, the video shows these executives and directors admitting to actually selling body parts, …Read More

AMAZON’S BOARD ENDORSES VIEWPOINT DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CONSERVATIVE AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS

May 30th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Posted at 14:15h in Featured, Free Enterprise Project by The National Center CEO Jeff Bezos Refuses To Address AmazonSmile’s Reliance On Discredited Southern Poverty Law Center Seattle, WA/Washington, D.C. – Amazon’s board of directors pushed investors at today’s annual shareholder meeting to reject a Free Enterprise Project (FEP) proposal that sought to end the company’s practice of viewpoint discrimination against conservative and Christian organizations within the AmazonSmile charitable giving program. The shareholder resolution specifically called into question Amazon’s reliance on the widely-discredited left-wing …Read More

Model of humanitarian aid for persecuted Christians must change, experts say

May 26th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Christopher White May 1, 2020 NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT In a file photo, Stephen Rasche, the U.S. lawyer who serves the archbishop of Irbil, Iraq, as coordinator for the return of Christian refugees, and Father Sala Kajo, who oversees resettlement of Christian refugees to the Iraqi village of Teleskeof, are pictured outside the Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool, England, Oct. 10. (Credit: Simon Caldwell/CNS.) NEW YORK – Advocates for Christians in the Middle East are …Read More