Human Rights

Thumbnail engagement ring 1 credit yang and yun via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 6 18 15 A bloody secret still haunts the diamond industry

Imagine being woken up in the middle of the night by a dark figure in your room. He presses a gun to your head and demands that you get up. You and...

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Thumbnail drought land credit galyna andrushko via wwwshutterstockcom cna Access to water is a basic human right, concerns 'the common good'

Vatican City, Feb 24, 2017 / 11:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican seminar on water held this week highlighted the complex challenges faced around...

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Thumbnail cubans rejoice castro death After Fidel

If you grew up, like me, a Cuban-American after the revolution, you grew up waiting for the time “despues de Fidel” or after Fidel. After some...

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Thumbnail armenian soldier A lesson about life in a global Church

By any measure, Father Vladimír Fekete, the Catholic Church’s apostolic prefect of Azerbaijan, has a tough gig. He’s the head of an...

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Thumbnail cesar chavez legacy award archbishop jose gomez 2017 Archbishop Gomez honored as recipient of 2017 Cesar Chavez Legacy Award

The Cesar Chavez Foundation recently hosted its 17th annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Awards Gala, celebrating 51 years of “justice, opportunity and...

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Thumbnail us to mexico border credit chad zuber via wwwshutterstockcom cna 1 8 16 At the Mexico border, Catholic bishops unite for migrants

Brownsville, Texas, Feb 16, 2017 / 02:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Catholic bishops of both countries stressed the right...

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Thumbnail prison prisoner handcuffs credit matteo parrini via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 10 14 1 Bishop condemns acts of torture detailed in damning Senate report

Beatings. Sleep deprivation. Death by hypothermia. Isolation. A Senate report released Tuesday exposed a dark underbelly of the CIA’s Detention and...

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Thumbnail flag of china credit tomas roggero via flickr cc by 20 cna 11 15 13 4 China's abuses take spotlight on Human Rights Day

As the world observes Human Rights Day, advocates have turned their focus to China for its egregious abuses, particularly the detainment of...

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Thumbnail flag of china credit tomas roggero via flickr cc by 20 12 10 15 China's 'disgraceful' human rights record gets worse every year

Washington D.C., Oct 8, 2016 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- China’s “utterly disgraceful” human rights record is not just bad, it’s getting worse...

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Thumbnail zhang ruli l and zhang anni r speak with cna during a skype interview on may 5 2014 credit andreas dueren cna cna China’s youngest detainee decries torture of father

Dubbed as “China’s youngest prisoner of conscience,” Zhang Anni and her sister Ruli have voiced their opposition to the government’s vicious...

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Thumbnail juien cross credit international christian concern cna 8 15 14 Chinese leaders intensify push for 'national' Christianity

The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology. People...

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Thumbnail holocaust memorial berlin on sept 21 2014 credit paul weber via flickr cc by 20 cna 1 30 15 Does 'never again' have any meaning? Human rights after the Holocaust

Even though it ended seventy years ago, the Holocaust still gives a stark and relevant warning on dehumanization and persecution today, say leaders...

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Thumbnail prescription bottle credit charles williams via flickr cc by 20 filter added cna 1 'Don’t go there' – Belgians plead with Canada not to pass euthanasia law

The Parliament of Canada has until June 6 to consider Bill C-14, controversial legislation that, if passed, would legalize euthanasia in the...

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Thumbnail smoke drugs credit unsplash cna Duterte's bloody war on drugs slammed as 'social cleansing'

Washington D.C., Jul 23, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and government officials are guilty of “social...

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Thumbnail sam brownback public domain cna Former Senator Sam Brownback tapped for religious freedom ambassador

Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas (R) on Wednesday was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Ambassador at-Large for International...

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Thumbnail egypt coptic terror victims Francis faces high-wire act in Egypt, and not just on Islam

From the outside, the defining high-wire act Pope Francis would seem to face on his April 28-29 outing to Egypt is the Christian/Muslim...

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Thumbnail onelife la Genocide survivor to speak at OneLife LA

A survivor of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 will visit Downtown Los Angeles later this month to give energy to a growing movement of pro-life...

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Thumbnail indian women on the streets of jodhpur credit shreyans bhansali via flickr cc by nc sa 20 filter added cna 1 5 16 1 How Christian women suffer worse persecution than men

A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of Christians around the world...

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