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Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Malaysia’s embattled Christians (re-posted)

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Democracy, Human Rights, Islam, Malaysia, Politics, Religion on January 11, 2010 at 23:20

The dispute appears to stem from an eruption of Malay integrism rather than from purely religious reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

We remember the Cristeros

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Faith, History, Human Rights, Religion, Secularism, War on January 2, 2010 at 10:26

Today, 1 January, we remember the formal beginning of the Cristero rebellion (or the Cristero war)… Read the rest of this entry »

The right to food… (quote)

In Benedict XVI, Catholicism, Food, Human Rights, Pro-Life, Quotes, Religion, Values on October 24, 2009 at 02:55

“The right to food, like the right to water, has an important place within the pursuit of other rights Read the rest of this entry »

After Ondoy: A Photographic Record

In Asia, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Food, Government, Human Rights, News, People Power, Personal, Philippine politics, Philippines, Society, Travel, Values on October 7, 2009 at 10:16

It has been 10 days since tropical storm “Ondoy” Read the rest of this entry »

Defend Justice Puno, says Kapatiran Party

In Asia, Christian Democracy, Civil Liberties, Constitution, Corruption, Democracy, Ethics, God, Government, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Society, Values on January 17, 2009 at 22:38

“Justice Puno has protected us with heroism and conviction. Now it is our turn to protect him…” Read the rest of this entry »

China arrests bishop as Olympics close (from CWN)

In Asia, Atheism, Catholicism, China, Christianity, Church, Civil Liberties, Faith, God, Human Rights, News, Politics, Prayer, Religion on August 27, 2008 at 00:00

Underground Christians had predicted a crackdown after the games, when the media had turned its eyes away, and events seem to be proving them correct… Read the rest of this entry »

Remembering Ninoy Aquino (Part 2)

In Catholicism, Christian Democracy, Christianity, Church, Civil Liberties, Democracy, EDSA, Government, History, Holidays, Human Rights, Manila, People Power, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Religion on August 23, 2008 at 12:54

He was our hero, whoever else would want to claim him as their own… Read the rest of this entry »

Of Malaysian Christians; and the nature of persecution (revised)

In Catholicism, Christianity, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Government, Human Rights, Islam, Law, Malaysia, Politics, Protestantism, Religion on August 18, 2008 at 13:45

According to a reader, not only Catholics but also Protestants are suffering restrictions in Malaysia… Read the rest of this entry »

UK psychiatrists say abortion harmful to women’s health

In Abortion, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, Feminism, Health, Human Rights, News, Opinion, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Science, Suicide, Values on April 30, 2008 at 20:10

Abortion could pose a psychological health risk, says the British Royal College of Psychiatrists on the basis of recent studies that, among others, point to the heightened suicide rate among women who’ve had abortions Read the rest of this entry »

A martyred bishop of a martyred church

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Culture War, Faith, God, Grace, Human Rights, Iraq, Islam, Media, News, Opinion, Politics, Terrorism, War on March 15, 2008 at 04:51

Woe to us who let them suffer! For their witness is holy, but our indifference is an atrocity that is little short of unspeakable… Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not pro-choice (part 2)

In Abortion, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture War, Ethics, Feminism, Human Rights, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Science on January 28, 2008 at 00:11

The mere fact that some definition is a social construct doesn’t mean no one can be right about it… Read the rest of this entry »

Kapatiran Party: Draft statement on reproductive “rights” legislation

In Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture War, Ethics, God, Human Rights, Law, Philippine politics, Philippines, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life on January 19, 2008 at 10:55

These foreign governments and groups aim to promote a flawed and individualistic understanding of human rights, and to access strategic resources in poor countries… Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not “pro-choice” (part 1 of 2)

In Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, God, Health, Human Rights, Opinion, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Theology, Values on January 13, 2008 at 23:05

Abortion is not a free-for-all where one can make any choice… it involves the rights of different human beings, one of whom, the unborn, will certainly be killed by abortion… Read the rest of this entry »

Why the Anti-Subversion Law should NOT be revived

In Constitution, Debate, Democracy, Human Rights, Law, Manila, News, Opinion, Philippines, Pinoy, Politics, Religion, Thoughts on December 16, 2007 at 07:20

If it were to be revived at all, precise distinctions have to be made to prevent excessive infringement of freedoms.  However, the Arroyo Autocracy seems unprepared to make them… Read the rest of this entry »

The lotus weeps (a poem for the monks of Burma)

In Art, Asia, Burma, Democracy, Human Rights, Literature, Military, Myanmar, Opinion, Poem, Poetry, Politics, Religion, Spirituality, Thoughts, Values on October 23, 2007 at 21:05

The earth abides and barely feels
The feet that walk upon its face;
But as they lift and as they fall,
The lotus weeps in Myanmar Read the rest of this entry »