Algeria: New Trials Shake Ahmadi Minority

By International Human Rights Committee More Than 50 Tried in December on Charges Relating to Religion (Beirut) – Algerian authorities have stepped up trials of members of the Ahmadiyya religious minority on charges related to the exercise of their religion, Human Rights Watch said today. ... Read More

China pastors, laymembers still jailed since Dec.

By Diana Chandle | Baptist Press CHENGDU, China (BP) — The pastor and 10 members of a prominent church in China remain jailed three months after the government invaded their worship and arrested 100 of them because of their Christianity, the church said March 20 on Facebook. Pastor Wang ... Read More

David Anderson, MP expresses profound regret over the 2019 Budget

OTTAWA, ON – David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills—Grasslands, has expressed profound regret over the 2019 Budget. The Liberals introduced Budget 2019, acknowledging that too many Canadians are worried about facing an uncertain future. Economic activity has now slowed down ... Read More

Nigeria: Militia attacks kill nine in southern Kaduna state

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide Nine people were killed and 30 homes destroyed on 16 March in an attack by Fulani militia in southern Kaduna State, Nigeria. According to survivors, the attack on the Nandu Gbok community in Sanga Local Government Area (LGA) began at around 4:00am. Victims ... Read More

China says 13,000 Xinjiang ‘terrorists’ arrested since 2014

By The Associated Press BEIJING — China has arrested nearly 13,000 people it describes as terrorists and has broken up hundreds of “terrorist gangs” in Xinjiang since 2014, the government said in a report Monday issued to counter criticism of internment camps and other oppressive security ... Read More

Justin Trudeau’s Farm Fuel Fiasco

There is no clearer example of the confusion that will be caused by Justin Trudeau’s unpopular Carbon Tax than the farm fuel fiasco. The Liberal government is applying a Carbon Tax across Canada, but it is not being applied evenly. Farm fuels used ‘on farm’ are exempted, at least for now. ... Read More

Iran’s Furtive Occupation of Iraq’s Christian Communities

By Lela Gilbert | Hudson Institute Will the Middle East’s shattered Christian villages, towns and cities somehow retain their religious and cultural heritage – which dates back to the first century? No one knows for sure, but due to Iranian aspirations, the answer is far from encouraging. ... Read More

Hamid Nasseri, a Baha’i in Tehran, arrested

By HRANA News Agency HRANA news agency – Today, Hamid Naseri, a Baha’i living in Tehran, was arrested by security forces and transferred to an unknown location. It is said that the agents showed up at his business and arrested him. According to HRANA News Agency, the news arm of Human ... Read More

Christchurch shootings: 49 dead in New Zealand mosque attacks

By BBC News Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the nation’s deadliest attack. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as a terrorist attack and one of New Zealand’s “darkest days”. A ... Read More

Fighting for religious freedom

By Geoffrey P. Johnston | Kingston Whig Standard David Anderson is no ordinary member of Parliament. While most parliamentarians tend to focus on local politics, rarely looking beyond the borders of their own ridings, Anderson has spent the better part of a decade fighting to uphold the ... Read More

Malaysian to serve 10 years in jail for maligning Islam on Facebook

By The Independent A Malaysian will serve 10 years in jail for insulting Islam and Prophet Muhammad on social media. Critics claimed the 10-year sentence is considered the harshest penalty ever made by a Muslim-majority nation. In recent months, Malaysia has faced several issues regarding ... Read More

China says Muslim ‘training’ centers will slowly disappear

By Yanan Wang | AP BEIJING (AP) — Heavily guarded internment camps for Muslims which China calls vocational training centers will gradually disappear if there comes a time that “society does not need” them, regional authorities said Tuesday. The camps in the far-west Xinjiang region have ... Read More

Dozens of churches burned in Sudan

By Rebecca Paveley | Church Times At least 32 churches have been burned down in the Nuba Mountains area of Sudan over the past year, opposition leaders have said, with reports that up to 40 more may have been demolished. Baroness Cox visited the region of the Nuba Mountains in Southern Kordofan ... Read More

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in France

By Jax Jacobsen | Religion News Service PARIS (RNS) — Anti-Semitic acts in France increased by 74 percent last year, French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner announced last month, calling the spread of anti-Semitism a “poison” that “rots minds.” These acts included an attack on an ... Read More

UN rights chief warns against harassment of Muslims in India

By Bilal Kuchay | Al Jazeera The United Nations human rights chief has warned India that its “divisive policies” could undermine economic growth, saying that narrow political agendas were marginalising vulnerable people in an already unequal society. “We are receiving reports ... Read More