As religious freedom continues to come under ruthless attack by governments from Communist China and North Korea to the Middle East, major new threats to religious liberty are increasingly emerging across the West. While early warning signs have been flashing in the United States, across Europe efforts to infringe on the right to freedom of religion are even more advanced. If left unchecked, religious-freedom advocates warn that the controversial plots have the potential to eventually unleash mass abuses and human-rights violations by governments even in formerly free nations.
This year's National Day of Prayer included a call to repentance, along with a challenge to the "abortion president" by pro-family leader James Dobson.
An abortion rights group claims that it has persuaded Google to drop some online ads for pro-life services.
The U.S. Army will defy a secularist group's attempts to block its participation in the Washington, D.C., National Day of Prayer on May 1.
In an interview with the British Sunday Telegraph on April 27, the former archbishop of Canterbury said that Britain is no longer a country of believers but rather has entered a post-Christian era.
However, in the interview, Lord Williams of Oystermouth (aka, Rowan Douglas Williams) — who stood down as archbishop of Canterbury at the end of 2012 and became master of Magdalene College at Cambridge University in January 2013 — conceded that Britain’s “cultural memory” was “quite strongly Christian.”