Could possession of the Bible become an offence in Scotland?

August 28th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The new Hate Crime Bill will make criminals of us all From magazine issue: 8 August 2020

China seizes children from Christian parents, threatens to send kids to re-education camps

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Early Rain Covenant Church in China | Facebook/Early Rain Covenant Church A member of China’s Early Rain Covenant Church says the Chinese Communist Party continues to persecute members of the church by threatening to send their children to government re-education camps or forcibly remove adopted children from their parents. In a video released Wednesday alongside a new report by International Christian Concern, Liao Qiang, a member of ERCC in Chengdu, said that despite shuttering the …Read More

Catholics fear hate crime law will criminalise the Bible

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Catholic Church says people could be punished for expressing views on same-sex marriage GETTY IMAGES Christians risk being criminalised for quoting passages of the Bible if new proposed hate crime legislation is passed, the Scottish Catholic Church has warned. New legislation which is making its way through Holyrood would make “stirring up hatred” against certain groups a criminal offence. The proposals have provoked a backlash amid fears they could lead to people being charged …Read More

Supreme Court Imperils Parents’ Right to Pass Their Values on to Children

July 31st, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Bostock v. Clayton will make it even more difficult for parents to educate their children in line with their values. (Photo: fizkes/Getty Images) COMMENTARY BY Melissa Moschella Melissa Moschella, an assistant professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, is a visiting scholar in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bostock v. Clayton, which ruled that the …Read More

Religious Freedom is ‘Foremost’ in Unalienable Rights, US Commission Reports

July 27th, 2020 by Vox Cervi 1

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alongside Mary Ann Glendon of the Commission on Unalienable Rights during a press conference in July, 2019. (Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).) NATION |  JUL. 17, 2020 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explained the need for the commission on Thursday, noting that an increase in the number of recognized human rights presents “risks of collision” between rights claims, as well as “risks of trivializing core American values.” Matt Hadro/CNA. WASHINGTON — A draft …Read More

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