A Talk on International Religious Freedom
A discussion on International Religious Freedom between the present and a past United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Trudeau, Telford and Han Dong
The way the Trudeau government has handled the issue of Chinese interference in Canadian elections is a clear example of the government using every tool that it has to avoid accountability.
Freedom of Religion as a Human Right
The Council of Europe’s Upcoming Vote on Establishing “Sect Observatories” looking to keep an eye on cults and religious sects - one country's religion is another country's cult.
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
U.S. report looking at Pakistan's failure to improve conditions for its minorities, growing intolerance within the country’s leadership for religious diversity.
Over the last several years Uzbekistan has made progress with ending police raids on religious minority communities; granting official registration to a small number of religious groups; releasing some prisoners for their religious activities.
Violence and Religious Freedom in Nigeria
Nigeria in the past, has experienced religious tolerance and harmony. But in the last decade non-state actors have stirred up violence and the failure of political leadership has resulted in ongoing and increasing violence for religious communities.
Religious Freedom in Egyptian Schools Reforms
An interesting USCIRF Conversation: Assessing Religious Freedom in Egyptian Curriculum Reform. Egypt has been encouraged to examine its school curriculum and improve the educations system approach to issues of freedom of religion.
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.
Theology for the Common Man - A Time for Revitalisation of the Sikh Heritage
An interesting analysis from decades ago of the challenges that religious faiths face as they attempt to rescue mankind out of the quagmire of sin and superstition. More current than one might anticipate and a topic all faiths should be addressing.
Freedom of Religion or Belief Victims List
Lists of persons [USCIRF] determines are imprisoned or detained, have disappeared, been placed under house arrest, been tortured, or subjected to forced renunciations of faith for their religious activity or religious freedom advocacy by government.
Bungee jumping while Tehran burns
We continue to wait for a serious response to the events in Iran. Will Canada finally step up and take a leadership role? Seems unlikely as we see the ongoing failure by Trudeau and Freeland. Canada still has a role to play in combatting tyranny.
California legalizes human composting bill against opposition by Catholic bishops
Several state legislatures are now allowing a new method of dealing with human remains.
Internet Freedom issues are increasingly important, and controversial
The Internet Freedom Project by 21Wilburforc is a good tool to educate ourselves on how internet censorship and control can affect an individual’s opportunity to participate fully in society.
Report: Free to Live
This 2022 preliminary report by OpenDoors explores and solidifies the direct relationship that we find exists between religious persecution of Christians and the life-altering situation of becoming an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) or refugee.
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 .
Afghanistan Freedoms Report
On August 15, 2021 the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. Since then, freedoms have been drastically curtailed and the Taliban is ruling Afghanistan in a similar manner to the way it ruled the country from 1996 to 2001.
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.
The issues of religious freedom in Nicaragua centre around the Ortega government’s determination to punish the Catholic church for its participation in anti-government activity that stems from Ortega’s ongoing attempts to stay in power.