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  • Why is Nigeria No Longer a 'Country of Particular Concern'?

    by Lela Gilbert

    May 25, 2022: The recent horrifying death of Deborah Emmanuel Yakubu, a Nigerian college student, focused international attention on Nigeria's Christians and their persistent abuse by radical Islamists. Thanks to social media, reports and videos of Deborah's vicious beating and burning in Sokoto were widely circulated for several days.

  • Fighting over the assets in our cultural divorce

    by Joseph Backholm

    May 11, 2022: or weeks, the nation debated over whether teachers in Florida should be allowed to talk to young children about sex. It turns out that many adults see it as a matter of human dignity. As a result, when the Florida legislature passed a law prohibiting lessons about sex and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, some teachers in the state said they would quit. One such educator, Nicolette Solomon, told NBC News, "Nobody would be able to know, which then puts me in the closet, and I'm there seven hours a day, if not more, five days a week. I wouldn't be able to be who I am."

  • Diagnosing Gender Dysphoria in Children: An Explainer

    by Jennifer Bauwens

    May 6, 2022: Gender dysphoria is a clinical term used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders to describe children and adults who experience a psychological condition marked by an incongruence between their experienced gender and the gender associated with their biological sex.

  • Assisted Suicide: An Explainer

    by Mary Szoch

    May 6, 2022: In the United States, assisted suicide allows a patient with a six-month terminal diagnosis to request and ingest legally prescribed medication for the explicit purpose of ending their own life.

  • USCIRF: America's Watchdog On International Religious Freedom Presents Its 2022 Report

    by Lela Gilbert

    April 27, 2022: On April 25, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) launched its Annual Report describing events in 2021- a detailed document focusing on more than two dozen countries that are engaging in or tolerating religious freedom violations. Their report also offers suggestions and recommendations, while providing information regarding 15 specific prisoners of conscience, for whom USCIRF Commissioners have personally advocated.

  • Zelensky's Use of Social Media Is Tipping the Scales Towards Democracy

    by Ken Blackwell

    April 23, 2022: Right now, the fight for control of Ukraine is taking place in the skies above Kyiv and in the streets of Mariupol. However while the conflict between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the sky and on the land has ground to a stalemate, Vladimir Putin and his virtual war machine dedicated to sowing disinformation are decidedly losing the information war.

  • Vladimir Putin Must be Tried for War Crimes

    by Jerry Boykin and Lela Gilbert

    April 8, 2022: Indisputable evidence of Russian war crimes has stunned the world as gruesome scenes continue to be exposed in Bucha, Ukraine-a town near Kyiv. The sprawled remains of more than a dozen civilians, abandoned along a road, have been clearly photographed. An elderly woman was found beheaded. One group of nine, all in civilian clothes, were scattered around a site that residents said Russian troops used as a base. "We have already buried 280 people in mass graves," said Bucha Mayor Anatoly Fedoruk. "These people were shot, killed, in the back of the head."

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