Confession Seal Under Attack in North Dakota
After Australia, for the first time a U.S. state introduces a bill that would force priests to report information on child abuse obtained in the confessional.
Will India Forbid Confessions?
A Supreme Court case about the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church raises concerns among Catholics too.
Deprogramming in Japan: Damages Awarded in Unification Church Case
Japanese judges confirm that kidnapping and detaining believers for the purpose of coercively “de-converting” them is a crime.
Trade Deals and Human Rights: The Scramble for High Moral Ground in Dealing with China
The battle lines are drawn. Europe ignores human rights concerns and finalizes “the trade deals of all trade deals with China,” US and UK try to resist.