RUSSIA: Freedom of religion and belief monitoring group to be liquidated
It becomes very difficult to hold governments to account when they have removed those who monitor their behavior. Vladimir Putin continues to pressure religious groups by now shutting down the leading religious freedom monitor in Russia.
Bard of the Prairies
If you want to better understand how rural Western Canadians view the world, here is a unique perspective on a great young artist, Colter Wall.
‘Death to Christians and Arabs’: Violence steps up under new Israeli gov’t
Since Israel’s new government – the most right wing and religious in its history – came to power, incidents against Christians in Jerusalem have reportedly become more violent and common.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov.
Pride Night: A Woke Game Christian NHL Players Won't Play
The NHL continues its social justice maneuvering – continuing to pressure players to participate in Gay Pride activities. When some players have chosen not to join in they have been subjected to intense pressure and condemnation.
China forcing Catholic leaders to be re-educated or lose their jobs
China’s Communist Party continues its campaign to control the Chinese Catholic church, forcing leaders to undergo extensive re-education or lose their opportunity to serve the faithful. The process has split the Church
Anti-Trans Activist Appears To Have Dropped Plans To Include Canada On Current Tour
Interesting how various ‘human rights’ organizations present Human rights. To label oneself ‘Antihate’ would seem to indicate an openness to hearing a variety of perspectives, rather than choosing one position and working to eliminate all others.
Arizona School Board Ousts Christian Student Teachers
Students at Arizona Christian University had teaching opportunities taken from them because of their school’s beliefs.
Justin Welby rejected as leader by conservative Anglicans over same-sex blessings
A group of Anglican leaders from around the world have rejected the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as their leader after the Church of England backed prayers of blessing for same-sex couples.
FBI Admits to Targeting Devout Catholics
Law enforcement agencies seem to have become tools of various social justice agencies, more concerned about the average citizens than about those who are actually breaking the law.
Group photo including some of the participants at the public hearing held at the National Congress in Brasília, Brazil.
Brazil: Transcending divisions through a shared identity
Brazil’s Bahá’í Office of External Affairs and government officials examining the role of religion in promoting a shared identity among the Brazilian population.
Russia's Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is spreading
The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses which has been so enthusiastically encouraged by the Russian government has now spread into the Russian held area of Crimea.
Despite freedoms Christians in Indonesia have an uphill battle
The Indonesian government’s policy of encouraging unity and social justice for all of it's peoples, allows for a large degree of religious freedom. However, that is not always realize on the ground.
Jane Fonda reacts to overturning of Roe vs Wade
Jane Fonda is no stranger to extremist positions. Strange this wasn’t picked up by mainstream media – If someone on the other side of this issue said this about proabortionists, would the ‘cancelling’ be at full volume?
Progress in parts of Syria
North and East Syria have made huge headway in establishing a pluralistic society. There is commitment to protecting coexistence between ethnic and religious groups, and women from all backgrounds are serving in structures of governance.
‘Christian patriots’ are flocking from blue states to Idaho
Washington Post article detailing the movement of US ‘Christian nationalists’ into an area of Utah and discussing the differences arising within the movement as its political strength increases.
Iran finally releases Pastor
Longtime prisoner of conscience, Yousef Nadarkhani finally released from Iranian prison
Opposition spreading against U.N. proposal to make abortion a human right
The United Nations bureaucracy continues its radical agenda, deaf to the concerns and opposition of dozens of its members.
California legalizes human composting bill against opposition by Catholic bishops
Several state legislatures are now allowing a new method of dealing with human remains.
Wall Street Journal
Who is Mahsa Amini, and Why Did Her Death Spark Protests in Iran?
Mahsa Amini, whose death in police custody triggered worldwide protests, was a shy, reserved resident of a small town who never challenged the country's clerical rulers or its Islamic dress code, sources close to the family have said.
A Bold Act of Unity for Syrian Christians
A decision made last spring to bring religious minorities together to protect rights, made in an area not well known for religious harmony.
Group rejects idea of new cultural identiies for Christians in Lebanon
President of the Universal Syriac Union Party strongly rejects notion that there should be imposition of new cultural identities on Christians in Lebanon
Hindu advocates sue California, arguing bans on caste discrimination misrepresent beliefs
Dalit Americans are turning to courts to address what they way are inherent discrimination issues within the United States Hindu community .
Iranian authorities increase attacks on journalists in response to September protests.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Iranian government to immediately stop the suppression of journalists, to release the ones in detention, to allow free media to have access to information and to restore the network integrity.
China: House Churches Attacked and Banned in Several Provinces
In Beijing, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Jilin, and Sichuan ongoing police raids target churches that refuse to join the CCP-controlled Three-Self Church.
Free speech decision in Washington DC overturns lower court restrictions
A trio of pro-life counselors won a major free speech legal victory when a District of Columbia appeals court ordered a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit against them.