Dear friends,

I strongly recommend you to read this Newsletter. It is full of concise and important news. A quick view to learn about worldwide relevant information in the defense of fundamental rights.

Read and share!

CULTURE OF LIFE

  • Important pro-life demonstrations will be hold next September 20th   in MunichZurich and also on the 21st in Madrid, as a response to the shameful delay in the Spanish abortion law reform.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

  • Nothing we could tell you would be new or different to all other information you already have about the situation of Christians in Irak, Syria, Nigeria….but we ask you to pray for them, for the persecuted and those who persecute them.

FAMILY MAINSTREAMING

  • International Forum Large Family and Future of Humanity that will be held on September 10-11, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. The event is organized by St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation within the framework of the “Sanctity of Motherhood”. The Forum will deal with the discussion of family-oriented initiatives in different sectors of society as well as with analysis of social, economic, cultural, spiritual and moral conditions of the family existence in the modern world. http://sm.cnsr.ru/ru/eng/international_forum/

And for two days immediately prior to that meeting, there is also the annual World Russian Forum, hold by the  Russian Association of International Cooperation and American University in Moscow under the title: Advancing a Constructive Agenda for U.S.-Russia Relations http://russiahouse.org/wrf.php

  • A series of  NGO lead events in support of «The Protection of the Family» resolution will be held during the Protection of the Family Panel at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Monday September 15th . We want to see a strong voice from civil society in support of the family. Profesionales por la Ética is co-sponsoring these events together with a long list of worldwide organizations lead by the UN Family Rights Caucus.

Also please help us get more signatures on the «Include the Family!» UN petition as it will be presented during the panel on September 15th in Geneva.  You can sign it and send out the link: http://citizengo.org/en/7665-un-include-family-campaign

  • According to an article by Austin Ruse, a plenary session of the Parliament of Macedonia is expected to pass a package of constitutional changes in the coming days including one that would strictly define marriage as between a man and a woman. Macedonia will join then a growing list of countries (Hungary, Lithuania, Finland, Croatia…) where man-woman marriage is protected within legislation or constitutionally.
  •  And La Manif pour Tous has launched a call for a new massive demonstration next October 5th in Paris in defense of marriage and children. All the information here: http://www.lamanifpourtous.fr/

 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

  • The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker is very cautious when speaking of fundamental rights, still, according to an interesting article by European Dignity Watch,  his election last July 15th  is destined to affect, among other things, the EU’s entire approach to fundamental rights.

Thanks a lot for getting involved and for spreading this Newsletter!

Thanks a lot for getting involved and for spreading this Newsletter!

Kind regards,

Leonor Tamayo
President
Head of International Area
PROFESIONALES POR LA ÉTICA