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The International Day of the Girl Child

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Today is the International Day of the Girl Child. Let's celebrate those who have broken through regimes and found their voice. For those who haven't, let's help work towards a day when they will be free to choose.On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.

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Christians are being slaughtered by Wahhabi Islamists all over the world: who is their Stephen Fry?

ARCHBISHOP CRANMER
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August 12, 2013

[The Persecuted Christ] In April 1996, Pope John Paul II attacked the intransigence of 'followers of other religions' who were persecuting Christians. He didn't specify Islam, but everyone know who he meant.
In his Easter message Urbi et Orbi, he said Christians in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe had "legitimate aspirations" to jobs, housing, social justice and religious freedom which were "hindered" by other faiths. The Times continued: 'The Pope recently condemned Islamic persecution of Christians in Sudan and will travel to Tunisia next weekend to plead for Islamic tolerance and Islamic-Christian dialogue.'

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Persecution and the Pope

Pope Francis I must build on the work of his two predecessors.
By Nina Shea
The newly-elected Pope Francis I greets the crowd at St. Peter's Square.Pope Francis I should be a strong defender of persecuted religious believers of all faiths. The world is in dire need of such leadership.Religious persecution is the gravest human-rights abuse of our day, both in its global reach and the numbers affected and in its implications for regional stability and world peace. When Congress enacted and President Clinton signed into law the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998, the United States became a world leader in the defense of religious freedom, with the high point of American leadership being a negotiated end to a religious conflict in South Sudan that had taken some 2 million lives. But it is a world leader no more. Washington has abdicated that role even as religious repression is intensifying internationally.

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: October 2012

December 10, 2012 By Raymond Ibrahim

Reports of Christian persecution by Muslims around the world during the month of October include (but are not limited to) the following accounts. They are listed by form of persecution, and in country alphabetical order, not necessarily according to severity:
Church Attacks
Canada: Just as happens regularly in Egypt (see below), a Molotov cocktail was hurled through the window of a newly opened Coptic church near Toronto. Unlike in Egypt, however, firefighters came quickly and little damage was done: “Police have no suspects or motive in the incident.”

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