A voice for freedom of worship

The freedom of worship is central to the foundations of any modern nation. All Indonesians must have equal protection under the law if we are to take our rightful place alongside other developed nations. Economic growth alone does not define the true standing of a country. How it treats its […]

Millions of aborted girls imbalance India

Source/Credit: Aljazeera Dr Neelam Singh is on the front line of India’s battle to save its girls.  Modern medical technology – specifically ultrasounds for determining the baby’s sex – coupled with ancient cultural values which give preference to boys, mean that hundreds of thousands of girls are never being born. […]

Swiss fear avalanche from the Right

BY COLIN FREEMAN, TELEGRAPH. A populist party is on course to trample over the politics of politiness in Sunday’s election, writes Colin Freeman in Zurich As his two-legged party comrades like to point out, Zottel the goat represents everything that is good about the hard Right in Switzerland. The official […]

Babies are smarter than you think

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