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 david.anderson.a1@parl.ca.ca.


MOST RECENT NEWS CLIPPINGS ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM


China bans Muslims from fasting during Ramadan

By World Religion News For the last three years, Beijing has compelled Uighur Muslim minority members living in Xinjiang province to not do any fast along with other religious rituals marking one of the holiest months in Islam. As per reports ... Full Article

Are Jehovah’s Witnesses Extremists?

By Ewelina U. Ochab | Forbes Are Jehovah’s Witnesses extremists? Russian courts certainly think so. On April 1, 2019, Sergey Skrynnikov, a practicing Jehovah’s Witness in Russia, became the second member of the religious group to be ... Full Article

Religious freedom ‘at 40-year-low in China’

By Madeleine Davies | Church Times Warnings that religious freedom in China is at a 40-year low, and that the country is home to one of the largest populations of religious prisoners in the world, were the backdrop to the Archbishop of ... Full Article