Key Quotes - World Issues

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Last update: Wednesday 16th October
 
The Tanzanian Government has banned 1,268 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and sent warnings to a further 1,406 NGOS, Home Affairs ministry spokesman Isaac Natanga announced on 11th December. Listing organisations that 'interfere with other faith affairs or do politics' among those banned, this vague and undefined requirement threatens local churches and Christian organisations, particularly those in Muslim majority parts of the country.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - February 2016
 
The United Nations has passed a resolution declaring the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem as Islamic sites, it was reported at the end of December.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - February 2016
 
In a recent case before the United Nations Human Rights Committee, a woman who was denied an abortion in her home country of Peru was granted compensation. This is the first time that a United Nations committee has held that a country may be liable for not providing access to abortion.
World IssuesAlliance Alert Daily Digest - 3rd February 2016
 
The number of migrants and refugees crossing into Europe illegally this year has passed one million, the International Organisation for Migration says. This is a fourfold rise on last year.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 23rd December 2015
 
Up to four million people could be infected with the Zika virus this year, as the dangerous disease spreads through the Americas. The virus is spread by mosquito bites and can cause brain defects and other deformities in babies. Now the World Health Organisation has predicted that the disease will spread to every country in the Americas this year, apart from Canada, and is likely to infect up to four million people.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 29th January 2016
 
Child protection systems across Europe are overwhelmed as the rate of youngsters in the flood of refugees and migrants has soared to one in three compared with one in 10 less than a year ago, the UN warned yesterday, calling for strengthened steps to prevent exploitation and abuse.
World IssuesEkklesia Weekly Digest - 4th February 2016
 
Germany is to make it easier to throw out foreign criminals and strip them of their refugee status. The move follows mass sex attacks on women in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 13th January 2016
 
UK companies, including BT and Vodafone, may be getting away with human rights abuses abroad because the government’s system of handling complaints against them is grossly inadequate, Amnesty International UK has warned in a new report.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 25th February 2016
 
Tribal children in the African rainforests have been paid in glue to sniff, and alcohol, in return for menial work, a new report from Survival International report has revealed.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 25th January 2016
 
The UK Government is breaking national, EU and international law and policy by supplying weapons to Saudi Arabia in the context of its military intervention and bombing campaign in Yemen, say international law experts.
World IssuesEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 17th December 2015
 
Florida is holding its first bear hunt in more than 20 years, despite opposition from animal rights groups. The state is allowing licensed hunters to kill 320 black bears to control their numbers.
World IssuesThe Sentinel - 26th October 2015
 
One million people rallied in Rome 20 June under the banner ‘Let’s defend our children’. The rally was organised to express concerns over different Bills that the Italian Parliament is discussing on civil unions and gender theory being taught in state schools. There is a growing pressure to introduce legislation that will eventually redefine marriage away from the traditional understanding, open adoptions to individual parents, and impose gender teaching as the only acceptable ‘single thought’. In the background there is also another Bill against homophobia that will potentially threaten freedom of speech.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - August 2015
 
China’s legislature on 1st July passed a wide ranging and controversial national security law that tightens government control over many areas of life. The law broadly defines national security as covering everything from finance and cyber security to religion. It is part of a raft of policies by President Xi Jinping that have drawn criticism from foreign governments, businesses and rights groups.
World IssuesEvangelicals Now - August 2015
 
The German government has approved assisted suicide for “altruistic reasons”, making it legal for a doctor or relative to kill a patient who wishes to end their life. A bill to legalise "commercial" assisted suicide was rejected by a majority, but single instances are now permissible.
World IssuesChristian Concern - 14th November 2015
 
A study published in March in the American journal Pediatrics finds that countries with the largest increases in income inequality between 2000 and 2010 showed the greatest declines in child well-being.
World IssuesThird Way - July 2015
 
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