Key Quotes - World Issues

Key Quotes - World Issues

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Last update: Friday 19th July
 
Pakistan’s National Assembly passed a law on 6 February which amended some criminal laws, making it possible for sectarianism, mass lynching and forced conversations to be punished more vigorously. The Bill’s statement of objectives and reasons state that ‘terrorism, sectarianism and extremism have gripped the entire country and these acts have become the order of the day’.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now – April 2017
 
Euthanasia deaths in the Netherlands rose by 10 per cent last year, an influential medical committee has reported...According to Dutch media reports, the practice now accounts for four per cent of all deaths in the country.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 21st April 2017
 
The World Health Organisation (WHO) now refers to abortion as 'family planning', it has emerged. Journal articles by WHO researchers discuss strategies to promote and measure abortion access around the world. In Africa, teams from WHO train doctors to perform abortions, even when it is against the country's law. The UN General Assembly has said for decades that abortion should not be promoted as a method of 'family planning' under any circumstances.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 22nd April 2017
 
The Austrian government is to ban the wearing of full-face veils in public areas such as courts and schools. State employees may also be prohibited from wearing other religious symbols.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 1st February 2017
 
Former employees of US abortion giant Planned Parenthood have spoken out about how abortion 'quotas' were implemented in order to meet sales targets.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 10th February 2017
 
Since abortion was first legalised in the former Soviet Union in 1920, there have been over one billion babies killed worldwide...Data was collated from over 100 nations, territories and regions where abortion figures are available, up to 2015.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 10th February 2017
 
Millions in Madagascar, Malawi and Zimbabwe continue to face severe food shortages as a result of drought across the region, it was reported in January. People in rural communities were so desperate that they were prepared to risk eating locusts, which are known to be toxic. Young people are collapsing from hunger and exhaustion.
World IssuesEvangelical Now – February 2017
 
The legalisation of assisted suicide could save more than $100 million per year for the Canadian health care system, an alarming study has claimed.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 27th January 2017
 
Four months after assisted suicide became legal in California, insurers are apparently no longer paying for life-saving or life-extending treatments, but will pay for assisted suicide drugs, it was reported in early December.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - January 2017
 
A state in northeast India is considering a bill which would impose a two-child limit on all government employees for the purposes of 'population control'.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 13th January 2017
 
A UN global report on human trafficking published late last year has highlighted increasing numbers of male victims and increased reports of labour exploitation across the world. However, the data shows that the majority of victims are women and girls, most of whom are trafficked for sexual exploitation.
World IssuesCARE Impact Direct - 9th January 2016
 
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo will block online advertisements promoting ‘gender-abortion’ in India, following an order by the country’s top court, it was reported in late September.
World IssuesEvangelical Now - November 2016
 
After various attempts over more than 20 years, the State Committee in Azerbaijan registered a Bible society in September.
World IssuesEvangelical Now - November 2016
 
A Christian nursing home in Switzerland has been ordered by the Federal Court to allow assisted suicide to take place on its premises.
World IssuesThe Christian Institute - 14th October 2016
 
Dutch health and justice ministers are proposing legislation for assisted suicide for those who feel their life is ‘complete’. They told the country’s parliament that those who feel their life is complete should "be allowed to finish that life in a manner dignified for them". Euthanasia accounted for almost four percent of all deaths in the Netherlands in 2015.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 14th October 2016
 
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