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The Snezhkov family at a protest in Gomel on September 27
03 October

Old Believers denounce illegal detention of peaceful family in Belarus

Children taken by Belarus officials after parent express personal beliefs by protesting

01 October

A Bill is being proposed in the United States to outlaw the Chinese Communist Party

The Bill would designate the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) as a transnational organized crime group.

The watchdog says it has had to suspend its campaign and research work in India (file photo - Getty Images)
29 September

Amnesty International to halt India operations

Big news out of India – continuing pressure from Modi government forces the closure of Amnesty International operations in India.

Members of the mob damage a home in one of the villages. Credit: CSW
29 September

Christian families from tribal communities in five villages attacked by mob

Christian families belonging to the Scheduled Tribe community located in five villages in Kondagaon District, Chhattisgarh had their homes ransacked and farmland and property destroyed by a large mob in attacks which took place over two days.

23 September

China continues to interfere with families and with the fundamental right of children to believe

NGO's demand the U.N. pressure China to take immediate steps to ensure the right to Freedom of Religion and Belief for children in China and cease violence against children from religious faiths.

22 September

Pastor returns to family after years-long imprisonment in Vietnam

asdfasdfasA pastor who says that he was falsely imprisoned, tortured and beaten is coming home.

16 September

Magnitzky Acts

Webinar on the campaign to have national legislatures pass what are called ‘Magnitzky Acts’ - legislation that targets the assets and property of corrupt officials who have committed gross violations of human rights.

Bishop Oliver Dashe Doeme of Maiduguri, Nigeria, inspects a burned church in his diocese in 2015, which has been a target of Boko Haram. COURTESY | AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED
16 September

Christian persecution at all-time high, say experts at Alexandria conference

The Saints Peter and Paul Conference in Alexandria heard from speakers from all around the world,including India, China and Nigeria. They all had one thing in common, they spoke for the persecuted Christians suffering within their homelands.

12 September

Tech Company Accused of 'Religious Discrimination, Censorship'.

A major tech company called MobileCause is now in the spotlight, accused of censoring conservatives by abruptly terminating a contract with the Christian organization the Family Research Council (FRC).

Walt Disney Pictures
08 September

Disney Under Fire for Filming ‘Mulan’ in Chinese City with Uyghur Concentration Camps

Disney has drawn a backlash for its indifference to religious freedom and human rights, cozying up to the Chinese Communist Party and filming parts of its new live action blockbuster in a city that incarcerates Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

Asif Pervaiz (right) with attorney Saiful Malook (center) at prison. (Morning Star News)
08 September

Another Christian Sentenced to Death in Pakistan on Weak Blasphemy Charges

A court in Lahore, Pakistan has sentenced a Christian to death over charges that he allegedly sent “blasphemous” text messages to a Muslim colleague seven years ago, his lawyer said.

Representational image | Photo Credit: S. RAMBABU
06 September

India's Government suspends FCRA clearance of 4 Christian groups

Of the six NGOs whose license under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was suspended by the Union Home Ministry this year, four are Christian associations.

05 September

Trump ends 'critical race theory' training for federal employees, calls it a 'sickness'

Federal agencies are to stop using controversial forms of training on “critical race theory,” “white privilege” and “any other training or propaganda effort that suggests the United States is a racist country or that any race is inherently evil

03 September

USCIRF Encourages Religious Freedom Progress on Vietnam National Day

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) congratulated the government of Vietnam on its National Day, and encouraged the government to take steps to improve religious freedom conditions in the country.

27 August

Facebook’s Ties to India’s Ruling Party Complicate Its Fight Against Hate Speech

The social media giant is under increasing scrutiny for how it enforces its hate speech policies when the accused are members of the ruling party.

Asad Noor, outspoken Bangladeshi blogger
24 August

Bangladeshi blogger faces death threats for criticizing Islamic fundamentalism

Rights groups are urging Bangladeshi authorities to withdraw all charges against blogger Asad Noor, restore his passport and end harassment of his family members. Noor fled to India after multiple threats to his life.

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. 24/08/2020
24 August

Religious Official in Syria asks United Nations for help

In a rare move, Mor Aphrem II sent a letter to Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, calling for the U.N. to intervene in the ongoing water crisis in Hasakah, Syria.

American convoy in Hasakah
23 August

US State Department delegation to pressure Turkey over water crisis in Syria’s Hasakah

A US State Department delegation to Syria’s northeastsays they will pressure the Turkish government to solve the water cutoff in Hasakah.

A child from the Uyghur community living in Turkey participates in a protest in Istanbul on November 6, 2018, against oppression by the Chinese government of Muslim Uyghurs in the far-western Xinjiang province. >Credit: AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
21 August

China Buys Turkey’s Silence on Uyghur Oppression

A quick explanation of how China uses economic leverage to silence Turkey on the Uyghur issue, coauthored by my colleague and friend, Aykan Erdemir.

17 August

The Ongoing and Intensifying Persecution of Christians in India

According to a new report by the group Persecution Relief, “Hate crimes against Christians in India [rose] by an alarming 40.87 percent” in the first half of 2020, “even despite the nationwide [coronavirus] lockdown in place since March 25."

A petition challenging the Presidential (Scheduled Castes) Order, issued on August 10, 1950, is now pending in the Supreme Court. (Representative image of the Supreme Court in New Delhi)
10 August

70-year wait for Dalit Christians, Muslims on SC verdict over caste status

Five days before India celebrates her 73rd anniversary of Independence, Dalit Christians and Muslims will mark a grimmer anniversary of the date when the Presidential (Scheduled Castes) Order was issued on August 10, 1950.

17 July

Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Targets Catholic Officials in Hong Kong with Phishing Campaign

A phishing campaign that targeted the leaders of the Hong Kong Catholic Church in May was recently traced to hackers employed by the Chinese government.

A monitor displays the words "Commission on Unalienable Rights" behind Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he speaks during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
17 July

Pompeo says US should limit which human rights it defends

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has argued for a more limited U.S. view of global human rights advocacy based on the principles laid out by America's Founding Fathers, a suggestion critics assumed meant stepping away from more modern concepts.

16 July

Swastikas, ‘Death to Jews’ Written on Graves in France

Some 20 graves in France were vandalized with swastikas and the words “Death to Jews” and “Death to the French,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports.

Portraits of Mao Zedong are replacing religious symbols in homes of believers.
16 July

People on Social Welfare Ordered to Worship CCP, Not God

The coronavirus outbreak has significantly affected China’s economy and livelihoods, primarily low-income households. Without much help from the state, religious residents are also coerced to renounce their faith, or their welfare benefits are cut.