Category: News Monitoring

The European Coalition for Israel issue a global call to fight anti-Semitism

The European Coalition for Israel (ECI) called to the community of nations to seriously commit to combating the current rise in anti-Semitism in order to preserve world peace. As part of these efforts, ECI launched a new Geneva-based entity to fight anti-Semitism, the International Coalition for Israel, an umbrella group that will link activities outside

Christians experience high levels of persecution

According to the Open Doors International report World Watch List 2020 (WWL), about 260 million Christians face different degrees of persecution in 50 countries around the world. The highest scores can be identified in the top 10 countries on the list: North Korea (94), Somalia (92), Libya (90), Pakistan (88), Eritrea (87), Sudan (85), Yemen

When pro-family activists are wrong

Some pro-family activists can be wrong, and even outright crazy. The Spanish pro-family lobby HazteOir.org came up with a terrible campaign. In February 2017 this club rigged a bus to circulate around Madrid with the provocative message (in Spanish): “Boys have penises, girls have vaginas. Don’t be fooled. If you’re born a man, you’re a

Freedom of religious expression

On the highway near my home, a monumental sign reads: “The Sabbath is the True Day of the Lord.” I find it very interesting but also quite puzzling. On a first impression, this sign can be interpreted as an example of a religious group exercising its right to freedom of expression. It’s likely a statement

Balancing rights

During the last decades of the twentieth century, indigenous movements emerged throughout Latin America. This unprecedented mobilization of indigenous groups, often referred to as indigenismo, had major political consequences. The indigenismo movement led to the first official recognition of the ethnic diversity of Colombia, as well as far-reaching self-administration rights. In Colombia, indigenous autonomy is far-reaching, but not

Recommendations to reduce the vulnerability of actively practicing Christians in Mexico

Based on our research findings about the persecution of actively practicing Christians by organized crime in Mexico, stabilization mechanisms can be developed to reduce their vulnerability to human security threats. This examination of stabilization mechanisms should be read as an exploration of possible avenues to reduce risk and increase resilience. Reducing risks caused by external

Christians in North Mexico

States in North Mexico, particularly the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas (North-East) and Michoacán and bordering states (North-West), are so problematic that they are considered an Overlooked Hotbed of Persecution. North Mexico is one of the most violent regions in the world. Heavily affected by crime, the area is under the influence of extremely

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