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.
ADF General Counsel Kristen Waggoner Harassed at Yale Law School Event
Campuses are becoming places of repression rather than education. Even the supposedly ‘top’ of schools are no longer able to guarantee basics such as freedom of speech.
Evangelicalism & Brazil: The religious movement that spread through a national team
It was derby day in Belo Horizonte, but that wouldn't change anything. Joao Leite believed he had a mission assigned to him by Jesus Christ: to spread God's word among other football players.
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.
UZBEKISTAN: Raids, searches, detentions, fines, criminal investigations
Muslims targeted with raids, house searches, detentions, arrests, administrative punishments and criminal investigations by Uzbekistan government in ongoing campaign
Statement on the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
The International Religious Freedom of Belief Alliance is gravley concern with hostility toward the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in a range of countries.
Orphanage run by Mother Teresa's sisters targeted by Hindu nationalists
India continues its repression, targeting even Mother Theresa’s work. This is a natural outcome of anti-conversion laws
Fading vaccines and failing mandates
For the last two weeks 25 % (and up to 50 % in some age groups) of new COVID case are vaccinated people. This is no ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’, just a virus that continues to spread. It is spreading because the ‘vaccines’ are not stopping it.
The Guaridan. Photograph: Republic Of Korea Air Force/EPA
Afghanistan - Exit with Honor
A new initiative has been launched out of the US to put pressure on world leaders to do better with regards to the current crisis in Afghanistan. Take a look first at this video and then follow up to the website and petition
An American Univeristy crosses the line on religious freedom of students
University of Iowa found guilty of religious discrimination. The crime: forcing student groups to accept University appointed leaders for their group. Groups argued that UI targeted them for requiring student leaders to sign a statement of faith.
Edinburgh Council pays damages for cancelling religious speaker
Edinburgh Council has apologised and paid £25,000 in damages to Destiny Ministries after cancelling its three-day conference due to the religious beliefs of a guest speaker.
Family of detained pastor evicted from their home
Family forced out of home after their husband and father is arrested for standing up for freedom in Cuba.
International Religious Freedom Summit 2021
The Summit this month in Washington D.C. is Bipartisan, Multifaith conference bringing together an array of faith and political leaders with the goal of tackling discrimination around the globe. This is a significant event!
International Religious Freedom Summit July 2021
The International Religious Freedom Summit is July 13-15 in Washington D.C. and it will also be available online.
For freedom: Protect those of faith in Egypt
Coptic Christians are still targeted in Egypt
Key Findings Regarding Christian Persecution in China for 2020
China’s ongoing persecution of Christians is not new news. But organizations such as ChinaAid keep us all up to date on the latest happenings. This is a summary of most recent China Aid report.
United States Commission on Religious Freedom Annual Report on International Freedom 2021
Each year the United States Commission on Religious Freedom releases an Annual Report on International Freedom.
Christian MP in Finland Supporting Biblical Marriage and Sexualtiy Charged with Hate Crimes
This isn’t hate speech, its opinion….. and it cant be criminalized in a society that allow free speech. This is intimidation at its finest. This should be covered by mainstream media but will not be.
Mubarak Bala in an undated photo. Courtesy photo
Global pressure mounts for Nigerian atheist’s release after year in detention
While ‘religious freedom’ is often associated with defending particular faith communities, to be truly realized it must pertain to everyone. That includes those who choose to hold no particular faith at all.
Christian pastor arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible
Elderly Christian pastor in London, England says he was treated 'shamefully' after being arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible.
Governments Don't Get a Pass on Violating Religious Freedom in a Pandemic
While the pandemic prevented our team from meeting in-person with victims of religious persecution, abusive governments around the world do not get a free pass to deny the fundamental right of freedom of religion or belief.
Legal Restrictions to Religious Freedom in Brunei
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has done a series of excellent reports on specific nations and their activities on religious freedom. Here is a recent Spotlight episode on Brunei
Intolerance in India continues to grow
The failure of government leaders to condemn acts of violence on minorities has contributed to growing fears amongst faith groups.
Government officials in Shanxi’s Taiyuan city destroyed a temple’s religious books and threw them to the trash.
The Chinese government has turned up the pressure on Christians withing China
After banning anyone under 18 from even entering a church building they are now going after printed material. Books that were previously published are now being used as evidence to sentence printers and authors to long term prison sentence.
Answering the Call to Protect Religious Freedom: A Year in Review
A report from the U.S. Department of State on work to protect religious freedom over the past year.