Over 30 governments use UN platform to speak out against religious persecution
Which human rights are most threatened worldwide?
For those following developments at the UN’s Human Rights Council during the past weeks, freedom of religion and belief was highlighted by many governments as being particularly at risk.
Countries involved in the 37th peer-review-styled session of the Universal Periodic Review raised alarm about the safety and rights of people of faith in parts of the world where persecution is rife.
- How should Christians respond to the Scottish worship ban?
– Christian Today
- Iran: Christians in Karaj ordered to stop meeting
– Christian Solidarity Worldwide
- Oppression of minorities hinders harmony in Bangladesh
– UCA News
- Indian pastor assaulted by two government workers after ‘anti-conversion’ accusations
– Barnabas Fund
- India: Pregnant Christian woman loses baby after Hindu extremist attack
– Morning Star News
Marriage & Family
- Privy Council reserves judgement in Bermuda same-sex marriage case
– Nation News
- Australia: The Victorian parliament has passed a bill banning gay conversion therapy
- UK: ‘Political ideology seriously harmed children at trans clinic’, says top psychiatrist
– Christian Institute
Sanctity of Life
- Portugal: Top lawyers speak out against euthanasia as unconstitutional
– Macau News Agency
- Politician calls out UK Government for imposing sex-selective abortion on Northern Ireland
– Catholic Universe
- US: Texas Successfully Defunds Planned Parenthood
– National Review