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Peru: Human Rights Award goes to Religious Woman

Peru: Human Rights Award goes to Religious Woman

Bagua – Sister Maria del Carmen Gomez Calleja, of the Congregation of St. Joseph, received the National Award for Human Rights 2013, whereas the priest Gerald Veilleux was nominated for the Special Award given annually by the National Commission of Human Rights of Peru. The awards were presented on the occasion of the Universal Day of Human Rights, as an act of recognition for those who work in defense of fundamental rights in Peru.

An Eight Day Experience in a Havana Hospital

An Eight Day Experience in a Havana Hospital

About 3 am in the morning, as I was sleeping soundly in a Cuban pastor’s house, I was suddenly awakened by loud sound. My wife Jeannette was crying out “I’ve broken my leg”. Indeed she had slipped on tile floor and her left leg was at an uncommon angle.

‘Christian Solidarity Worldwide’ Commends Cuban women’s non-violent protest movement

‘Christian Solidarity Worldwide’ Commends Cuban women’s non-violent protest movement

CUBA — On International Women’s Day Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has issued a statement commending “the courage of the Ladies in White, the Cuban women’s non-violent protest movement.”

What does the Future hold for Venezuela’s Christians?

What does the Future hold for Venezuela’s Christians?

Venezuelans began seven days of public mourning on Tuesday night following the death of their president, 58-year-old Hugo Chavez, after a long battle with cancer. But what does the future hold for Venezuela’s Christians? When you start preaching the Bible in Venezuela, Christians run into difficulty.

US: Evangelical Concern about Religious Freedom

US: Evangelical Concern about Religious Freedom

Half of Americans believe their freedom to practice their religious beliefs will be more restricted in the near future, according to a new poll that found Christians to be the most concerned about their religious liberty.

50% of World Food Production goes to Waste

50% of World Food Production goes to Waste

Henry Ridgwell, VOA News, Jan. 14, 2013: Up to half of the food the world produces goes to waste, according to a new report. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers in Britain says cutting waste is vital if the world is to meet food demand as the global population soars. In a barn hundreds of meters long, […]

Karzai, US Officials Talk About Afghan Future

Karzai, US Officials Talk About Afghan Future

VOA News, Jan. 10, 2013: Afghan President Hamid Karzai is set to meet in Washington Thursday with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as the Obama administration deliberates the U.S. military future in Afghanistan. Karzai is set to meet with Panetta early in the day Thursday, following a full military honors […]

Fiscal Cliff Deal Highlights Political Dysfunction in US Democracy

Fiscal Cliff Deal Highlights Political Dysfunction in US Democracy

By VOA News, January 03, 2013: The partisan polarization and political dysfunction on display during the recent “fiscal cliff” budget negotiations has left many people pessimistic about the U.S. democratic system’s ability to function. VOA’s Brian Padden has more on what seems to be a perpetual state of gridlock in Washington. Photo credit: SpeakerBoehner via […]

Drastic Increase in Cuba’s Religious Freedom Violations in 2012

Drastic Increase in Cuba’s Religious Freedom Violations in 2012

By Jeremy Reynalds,  ANS, Jan 4, 2013: A human rights organization has documented a dramatic increase in violations of freedom of religion or belief in Cuba in 2012. In a news release, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) said the group has called on the Cuban leader, Raul Castro, to ensure that significant improvements are made in […]

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