UK Judge Rules Hospital May Withdraw Brain Damaged Baby’s Life Support Despite Parents’ Wishes

UK Judge Rules Hospital May Withdraw Brain Damaged Baby’s Life Support Despite Parents’ Wishes

LONDON — A judge in the United Kingdom has ruled that doctors may turn off the life support of an 11-month-old baby who suffered brain damage at birth, even though the child’s parents would like to give their son care no matter his condition. They say that it is hospital staff who negligently caused him harm, […]

Syrian Refugees Freeze to Death Crossing Into Lebanon

Syrian Refugees Freeze to Death Crossing Into Lebanon

Lebanon (Mission Network News) — The UN recently reported that as January 18 transitioned into the 19th, 13 Syrians froze to death while trying to enter Lebanon. At least two of the 13 were children. Why? Syrians Still Entering Lebanon “The legitimate legal border crossings for Syrians to get into Lebanon are closed to Syrians […]

Church of England Urges ‘Unconditional Affirmation of Trans People … Within the Church’

Church of England Urges ‘Unconditional Affirmation of Trans People … Within the Church’

LONDON — The House of Bishops for the Church of England is urging its churches to affirm those who have gender dysphoria and says that “everyone’s Christian journey—like the journey to find one’s true identity—is unique.” The development has raised concern among evangelical groups, which state that the notion is an affront to the Creator and the […]

Irish Prime Minister Says He Will Campaign for Liberalization of Abortion Laws

Irish Prime Minister Says He Will Campaign for Liberalization of Abortion Laws

LONDON (Reuters) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday that he would campaign for a liberalization of the country’s restrictive abortion laws ahead of a referendum in the coming months, adding that his views on the issue had evolved. Varadkar’s government plans to hold the referendum as soon as May to loosen some of […]

Indian Pastor Complained of Threats Before He Was Found Dead

Indian Pastor Complained of Threats Before He Was Found Dead

(World Watch Monitor) — The body of Gideon Periyaswamy, 43-year-old pastor of the church of Maknayeem in Adayachery village, in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state, was found hanging from the roof of his house on Jan. 20. Church congregation members who discovered his body described his knees bent to the floor and his body hanging […]

North Korea Sends Rare Announcement to All Koreans, Calls for Unification

North Korea Sends Rare Announcement to All Koreans, Calls for Unification

SEOUL (Reuters) — North Korea sent a rare announcement addressed to “all Koreans at home and abroad” on Thursday, saying they should make a “breakthrough” for unification without the help of other countries, its state media said. It said all Koreans should “promote contact, travel, cooperation between North and South Korea” while adding Pyongyang will “smash” […]

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