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Prisoners of conscience remembered on Human Rights Day

Dec 11, 2014 - 04:36 am .- On International Human Rights Day, advocates drew attention to prisoners of conscience around the world who are being detained for their beliefs.

Bishop condemns acts of torture detailed in damning Senate report

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:36 pm .- Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program that oversaw 119 detainees between 2001 and 2009.

Is dialogue with terrorists a lost cause? Pope Francis says no

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:02 am .- Speaking to journalists in-flight on his way back from Strasbourg, Pope Francis touched on dialogue with extremist terrorists – saying that although it's difficult, the door is never completely closed.

UK pro-lifers throw rare legal punch against sex-selective abortion

Nov 12, 2014 - 10:40 am .- Claiming that the government has turned a blind eye to sex-selective abortions, British pro-life activists are launching a rare private prosecution against two doctors accused of promoting the illegal practice.

Pro-euthanasia ruling axed due to plaintiff's secret suicide

Oct 2, 2014 - 12:52 am .- A woman’s lawsuit aiming to change European law on assisted suicide has been thrown out after revelations that she had secretly committed suicide three years ago, unbeknownst even to her lawyer.  

Chinese leaders intensify push for 'national' Christianity

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:02 am .- The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology.

Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014 - 02:56 am .- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights.

Surge of 'desperate' migrant children leaves needs unmet

Jul 3, 2014 - 04:20 am .- As a wave of unaccompanied children adds to the already large numbers of immigrants entering the United States, humanitarian groups warn that resources to serve the vulnerable population are running thin.

China's youngest detainee decries torture of father

May 8, 2014 - 04:16 am .- Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s vicious treatment of their father, who resists the communist party.

Sarah Palin rebuked for comparing waterboarding to baptism

May 1, 2014 - 02:48 am .- Catholics and other Christians have criticized Sarah Palin’s recent comments comparing waterboarding to baptism, calling them disrespectful, irreverent, and even blasphemous.

Lawyers warn of global push for 'gender identity' language

Apr 9, 2014 - 05:40 am .- Attorneys working for human rights at the United Nations and other global organizations note a growing trend to introduce “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” language – as well as abortion rights – into international law.

Religious freedom essential for global human rights, panel says

Mar 4, 2014 - 04:54 pm .- Experts at a recent panel talk in Washington, D.C., suggested that while religious freedom has become a respectable component of foreign policy, serious concerns remain on a global scale.

Women's rights activist among 'Top 10' of Vatican magazine

Feb 6, 2014 - 03:59 am .- Reggie Littlejohn, known for her work opposing forced abortion and gendercide in China, has been named as one of “Inside the Vatican’s” “Top 10 People of 2013” for her heroic efforts in helping women.

Ukraine protests seek to defend human rights, bishop reflects

Jan 29, 2014 - 02:05 am .- A leading Ukrainian Greek Catholic bishop has denounced the “brutality” of government crackdowns on protests in the Ukraine, while urging protestors not to take up arms.

Vatican launches global campaign to fight 'scandal' of hunger

Dec 10, 2013 - 05:52 am .- Caritas International has initiated their first global campaign to eradicate hunger, promoting the basic human right to food, and encouraging fraternal solidarity in ensuring that everyone has enough.

Reports of a more lax one-child policy in China 'misleading'

Nov 15, 2013 - 02:39 pm .- Recent news that the Chinese government is easing its one child policy is “very misleading” because they do not address the human rights violations at the policy's core, a leading critic says.

Chinese pro-life activist awarded human rights fellowships

Oct 2, 2013 - 06:14 pm .- Chinese pro-life activist Chen Guangcheng has announced a new three-year partnership with the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., as well as with two other human rights groups.

One-child policy still a massive threat to women, expert warns

Sep 25, 2013 - 04:07 am .- In wake of the 33rd anniversary of China's one-child policy, a women's rights activist has raised concern about those who believe the policy has ended, warning of the dangers it still poses.

Spanish government criticized for silence on Asia Bibi

Aug 7, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- The Spanish civil liberties website MasLibres is criticizing the Spanish government for failing to advocate on behalf of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Catholic sentenced to die under the country's blasphemy law.

Vietnam president's visit shines spotlight on human rights

Jul 12, 2013 - 02:01 am .- As the leaders of the United States and Vietnam prepare to meet, one federal lawmaker is calling for stronger efforts to encourage respect for human rights in the Southeast Asian country.

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