MP Anderson congratulates United We Roll Rally on Parliament Hill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OTTAWA, ON – On February 19, 2019, the United We Roll convoy from Western Canada arrived in Ottawa, bringing with it a pro oil and gas message to Parliament Hill. David Anderson, Member of Parliament for Cypress Hills-Grasslands, greeted the crowd and thanked them ... Read More

Wilson-Raybould Affair another failure of Justin Trudeau’s leadership

Jody Wilson-Raybould was good enough to be Justin Trudeau’s Justice Minister for three years. Then, in a move that raised eyebrows, he demoted her earlier this winter. Why did he demote a Minister who was qualified and had passed the legislation she was given, who fit his supposed commitment ... Read More

Cuba: Religious leaders pressured to support new constitution

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide Religious leaders in Cuba have come under intense pressure from government officials to ensure their congregations vote ‘yes’ in the referendum on a new constitution, scheduled for 24 February. There are concerns that the current draft of the new ... Read More

Another Colombian pastor killed, leaving the church ‘terrified’

By World Watch Monitor A Colombian pastor was killed as he left his church last week in the northwest of the country, in a region that has been plagued by violence from armed groups, local sources told World Watch Monitor. Pastor Leider Molina, 24, had just finished preaching in his church in ... Read More

Asia Bibi stuck in Pakistan, frustrated and afraid amid threats

By Brandon Showalter | The Christian Post A Pakistani Christian woman who was recently acquitted of all blasphemy charges after being imprisoned on death row for over eight years is still unable to leave Pakistan. Asia Bibi, 54, has been transferred from a secret location near Karachi after ... Read More

Turkey Urges China to End Mass Detention of Muslims

By Amy Qin | Philadelphia Tribune BEIJING — Turkey has called China’s mass repression of its Uighur Muslim ethnic minority a “great shame for humanity” and has urged the Chinese government to close detention camps estimated to hold 1 million people, a rare rebuke from a majority-Muslim ... Read More

Russia jails Dane for six years in Jehovah’s Witnesses purge

By Andrew Osborn | Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian court on Wednesday found a Danish adherent of the Jehovah’s Witnesses guilty of organizing a banned extremist group and jailed him for six years in a case critics condemn as crushing religious freedom. Armed police detained Dennis ... Read More

TURKMENISTAN: 24 hours in airport, travel ban for Korans

By Felix Corley | Forum 18 Security personnel at Ashgabad Airport detained a woman working in Turkey bringing in Arabic Korans as gifts for relatives, questioning her for 24 hours. She was later banned from leaving Turkmenistan. Police are again forcibly shaving men under 40 with beards. ... Read More

Asia Bibi is finally free, but Pakistan’s blasphemy law stays

By Tarek Fatah | New Delhi Times Weeks after opening its arms to the Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed who faced death in her country because she renounced Islam, we Canadians are now hosting another woman escaping the Islamic World. This time it’s a Christian mother from Pakistan who spent ... Read More

The Carbon Tax is everything we warned about

The House of Commons is back and session and, although we have moved to a new location in the West Block, little else has changed. Western Canadians are getting more and more frustrated with Justin Trudeau and his ongoing attempts to destroy the energy industry. Bill C-69, which has become ... Read More

Anderson hosts launch of Open Doors Canada’s 2019 World Watch List

On January 30, 2019, David Anderson, MP hosted Open Doors Canada on Parliament Hill for the launch of the 2019 World Watch List – an index ranking the top 50 countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. Over 6 billion people around the world are religiously affiliated, and 1.2 ... Read More

Persecution spreading at a ‘rapid rate’ across India

By Christian Today Persecution in India is at its highest level in 70 years, a new report has warned. The report, by US-based charity Persecution Relief, said that persecution was spreading at a ‘rapid rate’ across the majority-Hindu country, with 477 incidents of violence recorded ... Read More

UZBEKISTAN: Fined for giving New Testament away

By Mushfig Bayram | Forum 18 Police searched a woman’s flat in Bukhara to seize a New Testament Shukhrat Safarov had given her. A court fined Safarov and ordered the book destroyed. The government’s Religious Affairs Committee claimed that using the New Testament for ... Read More