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12 November

Pakistan Report

U.S. report looking at Pakistan's failure to improve conditions for its minorities, growing intolerance within the country’s leadership for religious diversity.

12 November

Uzbekistan Report

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.

12 November

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.

12 November

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.

12 November

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.

12 November

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.

12 November

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.

19 October

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.

17 October

California legalizes human composting bill against opposition by Catholic bishops

Several state legislatures are now allowing a new method of dealing with human remains.

15 October

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.

15 October

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
08 October

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.

05 October

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.

03 October

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

01 October

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 .

30 September

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.

29 September

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.

01 September

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.

31 August

Nicaragua Report

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.

10 July

Why is Trudeau's government so afraid of young women, kids and decorated veterans?

In days gone by, despots approached national celebrations with nervous anticipation. The opportunity to demonstrate their authority and to present themselves in all their magnificence could rarely be resisted. I thought those days were gone……..

28 June

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.

28 June

Five years later the Russian regime is still imprisoning Jehovah Witnesses

Five years on from the 2017 ban on Jehovah's Witnesses, prosecutors have launched criminal cases on "extremism" charges against more than 600 individuals, of whom more than 200 have so far been convicted.

28 June

The Invisible Jihad: the Treatment of Christians by Iran Proxies

A new report examines the use of proxy militias in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Yemen by the Iranian government that have played a significant role in the dramatic decline of Christians in the region.

27 June

Asia, Muslims take to the streets against a BJP minister: she offended Muhammad

Global demonstrations erupt as the Muslim community reacts to Indian Cabinet Minster’s comments on Muhammad’s marriages.

15 June

It’s past time to set aside mandates and quarantine

Seems Justin feels the pressure - but not enough. No sign that unnecessary quarantine regs are cancelled.

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