EU shows how to do a dodgy survey
The EU's largest-ever survey of hate crimes and discrimination against LGBT people claims that they labour under a terrible burden. But the figures don’t support the conclusions.
I’ll drink to that!
In Canada, two pro-life jailbirds have been awarded Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medals.
Will “choice” trump even gendercide?
A new page in Canada’s abortion debate will force pro-choice politicians to decide just how non-negotiable their position is.
Barefoot power lights up rural Africa
Two Australian entrepreneurs are behind a company that is transforming lives at the bottom of the social pyramid.
The human rights and wrongs of “Innocence of Muslims”
Should the United States have banned the film that has caused ructions in the Middle East as hate speech?
Religion has its rights in the public square
There are no historical or rational grounds for denying faith a public voice.
Parenthood is not just a private project
The state’s role in marriage is essential to protect the rights of children against the mere wilfulness of adults.
Whatever happened to British common sense?
The Tory-led government is taking sides against Christians who want wear a small cross at work.
A musical path out of poverty
A visionary Venezuelan programme for social development is catching on around the world.
Why bullycide is on the increase
Bullying-related suicide will not decrease as long as we glorify the victims with magazine covers and laws in their name.
Death on wheels
A Dutch MP thinks mobile euthanasia units are worth considering.
Behind the devastating famine is a profoundly decentralised society with no effective national government.
Margaret Ogola: an African heroine
One of four distinguished Kenyan women who died recently was a doctor who spent herself on the welfare of AIDS victims and strengthening the African family.
No standing: what marriage radicals really think of “the people”
Is it same-sex marriage rights they want, or a revolution in the American legal system?
The birth of the Berlin Wall
It appeared literally overnight, and kept East Germans imprisoned for more than a quarter of a century.
Youth in search of inspiration
The UN wants young people to change the world. In Madrid the Pope will ask them to change themselves.
Who are the real fundamentalists?
Secularists who want to evict religion from the public square are strong contenders for the label.
Fundamental rights - or fundamental confusion?
Voicing an opinion at a human rights forum can be a scary business.
France’s faceless women
Seldom do we object when people wear less in public. Why are the French so riled when some women want to wear more?
What is so special about marriage between a man and a woman that same-sex couples are not allowed to share in it?
Mass torture in America
There's Guantanamo Bay, and then there are America's supermax prisons, where tens of thousands of citizens are kept in solitary confinement.
Europe’s marginalised Christians
Are intolerance and discrimination against Christians a real problem in Europe? An Austrian lawyer says 'Yes'.