Religious Freedom In Malaysia Under Microscope

By Ewelina U. Ochab | Forbes At the end of March 2019, the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), in cooperation with the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB), published a new report scrutinizing the protection and enjoyment of the right to ... Read More

‘Completely like a prison’

By Nathan Vanderklippe | The Globe and Mail Before she was shocked with a stun gun to the head for spending more than the allotted two minutes in the toilet, and before she was handcuffed for 24 hours because guards accused her of letting another woman participate in religious washing, and ... Read More

Trudeau government missing in action on canola issue

Western Canadian agriculture is nowhere on the radar screen of Justin Trudeau’s government. Federal Conservatives, Provincial MLAs and Ag organizations have been trying to get Trudeau and the new federal Ag Minister’s attention, but there is little response. Trade development has stopped, ... Read More

KAZAKHSTAN: Raided Churches Ordered to Stop

By Forum 18 Three Baptist churches in the city of Taraz have been subjected to raids from anti-terrorism officers in recent weeks. Despite claiming “our laws don’t ban praying,” officials defend their punishment of those who meet for worship without state permission. On ... Read More

Russian Jehovah’s Witnesses call for torture probe

By BBC News Russian officials say Jehovah’s Witnesses detained for their religious beliefs beat and burned themselves and were not tortured while in custody. Human rights lawyers and activists said the suggestion was “laughable”. Seven men said they were beaten and ... Read More

As Nigeria falls apart, hundreds of Christians are being massacred

By Godfrey Danaan | Catholic Herald According to Open Doors, Nigeria is the 12th worst country in the world for persecution of Christians. Those responsible are Islamists, who are concentrated almost entirely in the north. In large areas the Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri groups are in the majority ... Read More

Top Chinese leader says crackdown on Uighur Muslims must continue

By World Religion News Wang Yang, the fourth-ranked leader in the People’s Republic of China’s governing communist party leadership, opined that Xinjiang must “perfect” its stability maintenance measures on religious extremism. The provincial government must also crack down on so-called ... Read More

India: Prayer meeting in Tamil Nadu ordered to shut down

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide On 24 March, police in Tamil Nadu state ordered the shutdown of a prayer meeting which has been held in Tiruppur District since December 2018. Pastor Allen Gobi’s church, Family of Jesus, has about 25 attendees is one of 38,000 churches across the state ... Read More

The most expensive cover-up budget in history

This past week was not a good one for Justin Trudeau. Once again, the SNC-Lavalin Scandal dominated Canadian politics, even eclipsing the tabling of Budget 2019. The Budget itself was little more than a transparent attempt to get Canadians to change the channel. The goodies are to convince ... Read More

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