Archive for: July, 2013

Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Blasphemy (ANN)

Pakistan: Adventist Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Blasphemy (ANN)

Sajjad Masih, 29, was convicted of sending blasphemous text messages in 2011, despite his accuser's subsequent retraction and prosecutors' failure to produce any evidence of his involvement.

 
 

International Report: Human Rights at Risk in Australian Internment Camp

Conditions in immigration detention facility on Manus - Photocredit: Flickr/Greens MP

Today Australia faces a moral question for our age. This time it isn't desperate European Jews searching for a sanctuary, it is desperate Iranians fleeing one of the world's most repressive regimes. It is Iraqi Christians who have been murdered, bombed and beaten unmercifully since the invasion that we were a part of. It is shell-shocked Syrians caught between a despotic ruler on one side and jihadists on the other.

 
 

The Firebrand: The Dangers of Speaking Truth to Power (Liberty Magazine)

The Firebrand: The Dangers of Speaking Truth to Power (Liberty Magazine)

The story of Savonarola is not a lesson in the necessity of violence for a successful revolution, but rather a lesson in the dangerous consequences of speaking truth to power.

 
 

Serious Commitment to Faith is Par for the Course for 2013 UC Davis Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

Serious Commitment to Faith is Par for the Course for 2013 UC Davis Athletics Hall of Fame Inductee

Although Bishop was the UC Davis scholar-athlete of the year in 2007, and was phenomenally successful on the course, even without Saturday play, he eventually gave up a promising career as a professional golfer in favor of a medical career because he knew that he could not continue to keep the Sabbath from sundown on Friday to sundown on Saturday and participate in professional tournaments.

 
 

Down Syndrome Births Drop in U.S. as More Women Abort – ABC News

Excerpt: "An estimated 92 percent of all women who receive a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome choose to terminate their pregnancies, according to research reviewed by Dr. Brian Skotko, a pediatric geneticist at Children's Hospital Boston. http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=8960803&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F