Rights protection

Gov’t agency argues families don’t matter for raising kids. Why that’s a big problem

October 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – In June, Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) forcibly removed four-year-old Drake Pardo from his parents’ home without following procedure and without proper justification for his removal. Almost four months later, Drake was finally placed in the home of a family friend, and was only allowed

Nigerian police rescue 67 from ‘inhuman conditions’ at Islamic school

Captured men after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria, October 14, 2019. /Reuters Photo Police in northern Nigeria rescued nearly 70 men and boys from a second purported Islamic school where they were shackled and subjected to “inhuman and degrading

Religion

Greek theologian accuses GOC Primate of betrayal and aggravation of schism

Archbishop Ieronymos and Epiphany Dumenko. Photo: Romfea Protopresbyter Nikolaos Savvopoulos emphasized that the Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece became the first Primate to officially recognize the schismatic OCU. We are moving towards a serious and terrible schism, triggered by Archbishop Ieronymos, asserts a Greek theologian, former representative of

Mass media: Confidence in Greek Church eroded due to recognition of OCU

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Photo: pravoslavie.ru Greek media reports that confidence in the GOC among the Greeks has slumped from 80% to 36%. Journalists believe the “Ukrainian issue” to be one of the reasons. On October 23, 2019, the Greek publication “Orthodoxos Typos” published data on the falling

World News

Japan proposes wooden cars made of plant-based cellulose nanofibers

This Japanese supercar design is made from incredibly strong wood-based cellulose nanofibersKankyosho One-fifth the weight of steel but five times the strength, plant-based cellulose nanofiber (CNF) offers carmakers the opportunity to build strong, lightweight cars while sustainably removing as much as 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) of carbon from the car’s

Europe’s largest floating solar plant opens in France

O’MEGA1 is the first solar PV plant in Europe based on floating solar technology. [Copyright: @Akuo] The most powerful floating solar PV plant in Europe was inaugurated in southern France on Friday (18 October), marking another milestone in the development of solar energy. The Rhône valley in southern France is best

Prolife

State senator who led Iowa heartbeat law to talk strategy at Hungary pro-life conference

Senator Amy Sinclair of the Iowa state Legislature. October 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — An international conference on the social and political impact of pro-life heartbeat laws is now taking place in Budapest, Hungary — a city and country that have had legal abortion since it was imposed by the communist

In US and Canada, end-of-life laws endanger people with disabilities

The media is ignoring a major US report on assisted suicide Speeches by supporters of assisted suicide always include a big shout-out for people with disabilities. Hey, guys, you’re top on our list of favs; we’re just working out the delicate balance against individual rights. Just hang in there; we love

Family and society

Transgender bathrooms causing plague of girls afraid to use toilets at school

October 14, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The backlash is continuing against the gender-neutral bathrooms transgender activists are demanding. Earlier this month, I noted a story in this month’s edition of The Atlantic, written by a parent who discussed the chaos that resulted when the school decided to eliminate gender designations for student bathrooms —

Free rent and meals offered by nursing home to students in companionship program

Hannah is living every university student’s dream — her rent is a grand total of $0. But the perk is complicated, and her neighbours are often 60 years her senior. “I live in a nursing home, which is pretty cool,” the Toowoomba-born physiotherapy student said. “It’s not every day you

Opinion

Liberal Britain: dramatic change in attitudes towards homosexuality, abortion in the last 30 years

(Photo: Unsplash/Emily Webster) The last 30 years have seen a dramatic shift in British attitudes towards a range of moral issues, including gay relationships, abortion and adult online content. New research by the Policy Institute at King’s College London compared data from 1989 with IPSOS Mori polls of 1,000 British

Muslim nations are donating huge amounts to American universities. Here’s why

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In a recent, insightful First Things piece, Peter Hitchens reiterates the not so well known fact that Hitler was, in many respects, a progressive. And like progressives everywhere, Hitler saw young people as the vanguard of his movement. Thus: When an opponent declares ‘I will not come

World News

China and Africa are building ‘great walls’ of trees to hold back the desert. But will it work?

PHOTO: Using nature to fight nature: China is building a great wall of trees. (Getty: Wang HE) It borrows its name from the massive stone structure built by the Qin Dynasty. But the purpose of the Green Great Wall is not to hold back the barbarians — it’s to stop the ever-encroaching

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital. Local authorities assert the system,

Archbishop Ieronymos and Epiphany Dumenko. Photo: Romfea Protopresbyter Nikolaos Savvopoulos emphasized that the Archbishop of Athens and all of Greece became the first Primate to officially recognize the schismatic OCU. We are moving towards a serious and terrible schism, triggered by Archbishop Ieronymos, asserts a Greek theologian, former representative ofRead more

This Japanese supercar design is made from incredibly strong wood-based cellulose nanofibersKankyosho One-fifth the weight of steel but five times the strength, plant-based cellulose nanofiber (CNF) offers carmakers the opportunity to build strong, lightweight cars while sustainably removing as much as 2,000 kg (4,400 lb) of carbon from the car’sRead more

Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Photo: pravoslavie.ru Greek media reports that confidence in the GOC among the Greeks has slumped from 80% to 36%. Journalists believe the “Ukrainian issue” to be one of the reasons. On October 23, 2019, the Greek publication “Orthodoxos Typos” published data on the fallingRead more