Human Rights/Freedom


Africa | Mar. 9 2000

Sex trafficking a growing problem

The trafficking of women and children, many who are forced into prostitution, is a worldwide human rights problem that may involve 2 million... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Mar. 2 2000

Christian handed sentence for blasphemy

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani Christian jailed since May 1998 on accusations of blaspheming the Muslim prophet Mohammed was acquitted... [READ MORE]

Europe | Feb. 24 2000

French call United States ‘soft’ on sects

PARIS, France — In a report issued Feb. 7, the French government called on nations worldwide to stop the growth of religious sects and... [READ MORE]

Gender/Sexual Issues | Feb. 17 2000

Court tackles rights of pro-life advocates

WASHINGTON — Pro-life advocates who engage in sidewalk counseling outside abortion clinics have their free-speech rights unconstitutionally... [READ MORE]

Gender/Sexual Issues | Feb. 17 2000

Religious leaders promote same-sex unions

NEW YORK — More than 800 religious leaders have signed a declaration declaring sexuality is “central to our humanity and …... [READ MORE]

Death and Dying | Feb. 17 2000

Murder conviction of clinic owner upheld

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a California abortion clinic owner. The high court... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Feb. 10 2000

High court to hear abortion, Scout cases

WASHINGTON — Organizations concerned about two of the nation’s most controversial moral topics — abortion and homosexuality... [READ MORE]

Addictions | Feb. 3 2000

Group urge voters to contact legislators on upcoming bills

Two groups are working independently regarding bills concerning video poker and abortion that will go before the Ala­bama Legislature this... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 3 2000

Panel: Religious liberty threatened

In its first months of work, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has issued a series of statements detailing threats to religious... [READ MORE]

Asia | Feb. 3 2000

Religious violence in Indonesia intensifies

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Religious violence between Muslims and Christians, which has killed about 2,000 people in Indonesia in the past year,... [READ MORE]