Religious Freedom News Clippings

With the advancement of social media, the internet news allows us to see the immediate effects of religious intolerance. Suicide bombings, attacks on individuals, and recent debates on the role of religion in society spotlight that this is an issue for many countries.

Please note that the news clippings listed here and the religions they represent are not exhaustive but will grow as we add more articles. If have a link to a story that you would like us to consider including on this page, please email it to us at


UPDATE: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Cuba

MP David Anderson provides an update on freedom of religion or belief in Cuba: Cuba’s new President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has indicated that the country’s new constitution, which will be voted on in a referendum in February 2019, will ... Full Article

UPDATE: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Russia

MP David Anderson provides a December 2018 update on freedom of religion or belief in Russia: Last May, the US Mission to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reported that “raids on homes and places of worship, ... Full Article

Bulgarian Christians continue protests

By Ken Camp | Baptist Standard SOFIA, Bulgaria—For the third consecutive Sunday, Bulgarian Christians gathered in their nation’s capital to pray and protest proposed restrictions on religious freedom. Christians representing varied ... Full Article

Pakistan arrests 1100 supporters of detained cleric

By Asim Tanveer | Associated Press MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Police in an ongoing crackdown arrested some 1100 supporters of a detained radical Islamic cleric, who disrupted daily life with nationwide rallies following the acquittal of a ... Full Article

Over 40 killed in attack on Catholic Cathedral

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide At least 40 people were killed in an attack on 15 November on the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Aliandao town, Central African Republic (CAR), 200 miles east of the capital Bangui. On 15 November the Cathedral and ... Full Article

Angola: 2,000 unregistered churches forced to close

By World Watch Monitor More than 2,000 churches have been closed and over 1,000 more face closure after Angola’s cabinet approved a new law requiring them to register with the government, including presenting at least 100,000 signatures of ... Full Article

A look at blasphemy laws around the world

By Courtney Grogan | Catholic News Agency Islamabad, Pakistan – While the world awaits the fate of Asia Bibi, who remains in hiding in Pakistan following the acquittal of her death sentence for blasphemy, religious freedom advocates are ... Full Article