TV interview explores constructive role of religion in society
A one hour and twenty minute conversation initiated by the Tunisian Baha’i community to explore insights and efforts that have enabled people to unite and create bonds of trust and cooperation.
A Tehran court sentences seven Christians, including a clergyman, to a total of 32 years in prison
The Iranian court system (and regime) continues to be the bad joke with which we are so familiar with. When judges insert themselves into their cases it is never a good result,
Holy days are not sacred to those who hate
'Vile, Satanic Attack': Gunmen Kill at Least 50 Worshippers and Children at Church on Pentecost Sunday in Nigeria
In God's Name
An excellent article discussing Pakistan’s unfortunate focus on blasphemy laws and the ongoing ability of extremists to use blaspheme charges to punish religious minorities
Church founded by St David pupil to hold final service
From 583 to 2022 but the little church is down to 2 worshippers
Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015. | Courtesy of ADF International.
Finnish MP wins on all charges in major free speech trial
All charges against Finnish , MP Päivi Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola are unanimously dismissed following high-profile free speech trial. The former Finnish Minister of the Interior, faced three criminal charges for sharing her faith.
Iraqi Christian Murdered after Sharing Her Faith on TikTok
An Iraqi woman who recently converted from Islam to Christianity was found murdered on March 7 after she posted a TikTok video about her new faith, according to a religious liberty watchdog.
Evangelical pastor murdered, doubts shroud attribution to Maoists
Indian officials respond to death of Christian pastor who had been threatened by Hindutva groups, “Must be the Maoists….’
Provinces across China work to implement internet restrictions
Governments have so much capacity to regulate that what is way over the top today is more easily applied tomorrow. And the Chinese Communist government has been aggressively marketing its repressive measures around the world.
Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam
Every person should have the right to believe, to change their belief and to live out their beliefs but it’s not that simple when some believe that they have the right to kill those of other faiths
As civil war rages, ruling junta destroys about a hundred religious buildings
Myanmar military government continues its assault on various provinces, focusing on destroying houses of worship.
Pakistan - Calls for removing discrimination from Constitution
An activist writing on the need to the parliament of Pakistan to remove minority biases and discrimination in the constitution.
Petitions calling for restrictions on Myanamar
The Burmese/Myanamar military continues to rule the country. Here are a couple of petitions calling for increased pressure on the Burmese government by restricting their oil and gas revenues?
Muslim Leader Calls for ‘Honest Reckoning’ With Islamist Antisemitism After Synagogue Attack
American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC) President Anila Ali calls out CAIR leaders for taking positions that inflame antiSemitism
Africa - CSW continues to draw attention to the attacks on the Tigray people
Christian Solidarity Worldwide report highlighting another little know conflict – Eritirean and Ethiopian governments going after a small people’s group.
The trucker convoy across this nation is bringing people together in a way that nothing else has in the past decade. We see some governments beginning, just barely beginning, to acknowledge that the last year’s COVID restrictions are not working.
Pakistani Christian man imprisoned 4 years on false blasphemy charges is granted bail
Even being given bail in Pakistan does not mean the ordeal is over for those charged with blasphemy. In fact, sometimes it means more danger.
Chinese Government Relentless in separating famlies to punish human rights defenders
One more illustration why the Chinese Communist government is not fit to be part of the broader international committee. Tragic story of one more family destroyed.
Bulgaria's Discrimination of Minority Group
An opinion piece published by Emerging Europe regarding the Macedonian minority in Bulgaria. Bulgaria does not recognize a Macedonian Orthodox minority in Bulgaria and discrimination has been institutionalized.
US Supreme Court sides with ‘government’ over faith in Covid mandate decision
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to block New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers without religious exemption,
New York City imposes vaccine mandate for all private sector employers
The mark of despotic regimes – use failed policies to remove the most basic of freedoms. Propped up by Democratic leadership, Bill Blasio goes over the top.
North Korea executed seven people for watching South Korean videos
The mark of despotic regimes – do all they can to prevent their citizens from understanding or experiencing the most basic of freedoms. Propped up by the Chinese Communist Party, The North Korean regime is one of the worst,
Municipality in Pakistan Bans Use of Derogatory Term for Christians and Sanitation Workers
This may be a start but leaves a long way to go
Vietnam crushes human rights advocate for her activism
Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang has been sentenced to nine years in prison. She was convicted of anti-State propaganda under Article 88 of the Criminal Code at a one-day trial on 14 December.
A Failing Grade….and some solutions
To those who have been forced to be vaccinated – don’t give up. I know that what once was unthinkable has now become unavoidable for many who needed their jobs... this will be sorted out in the end.