Vietnamese Religious Minorities Continue to Face Persecution

By Evan Maguire | The American Spectator On Wednesday, July 11th, the United States Embassy in Vietnam issued a statement criticizing a decision by a Vietnamese appeals court to continue to detain three human rights activists for “propaganda against the State.” These activists were not part ... Read More

A ‘Right’ to Abortion?: Abortion in Canadian Courts

                Is there a right to abortion in Canada? There has been a lot of confusion and misinformation in the recent discussion on this issue. For those who are interested, my office has prepared a brief synopsis of the rulings and perspectives of ... Read More

Muslim region of Philippines to have religious freedom

Jose Torres Jr. | UCA News Freedom of religion will be enshrined in a proposed law that will allow the creation of a new autonomous Muslim region in the southern part of the Philippines. A congressional bicameral committee agreed this week to adopt a provision that will allow freedom of ... Read More

Christians matter least in Pakistani politics

By Asif Aqeel | World Watch Monitor As Pakistan prepares for elections later this month, the country’s minorities – particularly its Christians – have expressed dismay at their lack of representation among the candidates. Among the thousands of candidates contesting hundreds of provincial ... Read More

Pakistan Ahmadi Muslim man shot dead following threats

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide Mr Qazi Muhammed Shoban, an Ahmadi Muslim man, was shot dead on 25 June. Mr Qazi Muhammed Shoban, an Ahmadi Muslim man, was shot dead in his home in the Nishtar Colony area of Lahore, Pakistan on 25 June. Two masked men entered his home and one led his wife ... Read More

Letter to the Editor: Defend Local Jobs Tour

OTTAWA, ON Dear Editor, Canadian workers have been facing a direct threat to their livelihood for months. And despite having over a year to prepare for this situation, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have made it clear that they don’t have a plan. Recently, the United ... Read More

Church of Muslim converts told to close in Kyrgyzstan

By World Watch Monitor A church in Kyrgyzstan that is home to many former Muslims has been ordered to cease its Sunday worship. A local source told World Watch Monitor that services at the church, which is led by a convert from Islam, have been interrupted twice in the last few months by a ... Read More

America ups the ante over Pastor Brunson’s detention

By World Watch Monitor The American Charge d’Affaires in Ankara has said that Turkey’s continued detention of pastor Andrew Brunson on spying and terrorism-related charges is impeding US-Turkish relations. Philip Kosnett said there is a “strong sense of unity in Congress between ... Read More

Bomb Rattles an Afghan Minority So Small ‘No One Is a Stranger’

By Mujib Mashal and Fatima Faizi | The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — In downtown Kabul, from a large mural painted on blast walls at the end of a busy shopping street, the piercing eyes of Komal Singh, now a fourth grader, peer out at the narrow junction. For the past couple of years, ... Read More

Nigeria death toll in herder militia attack rises to 238

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide The number of deaths in attacks by Fulani herder militia on communities in Plateau State, Nigeria from 22 to 24 June currently stands at 238. The number of deaths in attacks by Fulani herder militia on communities in the Barkin Ladi, Bokkos and Riyom Local ... Read More

Indian state’s ‘anti-conversion law’ to be repealed

By Anto Akkara | World Watch Monitor Christian groups have welcomed a surprise announcement by a nationalist chief minister of a state in north-east India that he will ensure that a law preventing conversions from one faith to another is repealed. Pema Khandu, a Buddhist who heads the ... Read More

Religious Freedom is deteriorating in India

  Watch the video: My office has prepared a video report on the state of freedom of religion or belief in India. You can watch the video here on my website or on YouTube. Thank you for your engagement with issues of religious freedom. David Anderson, MP Learn more about religious ... Read More

Nominations for 2018 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards now open

Nominations for the 2018 Saskatchewan Municipal Awards are now open. The Saskatchewan Municipal Awards (SMA) is a collaborative partnership between the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA), the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM), the Saskatchewan Association ... Read More

Trudeau’s amateur act having a profound impact on our daily lives

As Parliament wraps up for the summer, Justin Trudeau’s amateur act is now having a profound impact on the daily lives of Canadians. It shows up in many ways: in a new 7 billion dollar slush fund for Liberal Cabinet Ministers, in electoral reform legislation that ensures foreign money will ... Read More