Religious Freedom News Clippings

With the advancement of social media, the internet news allows us to see the immediate effects of religious intolerance. Suicide bombings, attacks on individuals, and recent debates on the role of religion in society spotlight that this is an issue for many countries.

Please note that the news clippings listed here and the religions they represent are not exhaustive but will grow as we add more articles. If have a link to a story that you would like us to consider including on this page, please email it to us at


Honouring Shahbaz Bhatti, Servant of God

Convivium contributor Susan Korah says recognizing the Pakistani martyr by naming a park after him is but a first step in fulfilling the legacy of his fight for religious freedom. By Susan Korah | Convivium The name Shahbaz Bhatti may be ... Full Article

India passes new anti-conversion law

By Heather Preston | Premier India has passed a new anti-conversion law in Himachal Pradesh that freedom Christian charity says contradicts the country’s Constitution. The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly has passed a bill to criminalise ... Full Article

What We Owe the Victims of ISIS

The Yazidi people of the Middle East deserve justice and respect, not just sympathy or pity, for fighting so valiantly with the West, writes Convivium contributor Susan Korah. By Susan Korah | Convivium “She has a poetic sadness about her like ... Full Article

Mexico: Protestants forcibly displaced

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide Four protestant Christians were forcibly displaced on Sunday 28 July by leaders in the village of Cuamontax Huazalingo in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Community leaders told the victims that the expulsion was ... Full Article

Five Years After Daesh Unleashed Genocide In Iraq

By Ewelina U. Ochab | Forbes Five years ago, Daesh made an attempt at annihilating religious minorities in Syria and Iraq. One of its largest attacks began on August 3, 2014. On that day, Daesh launched a violent attack against Yazidis in ... Full Article

It won’t be easy to shore up religious freedom

By the Catholic Herald In the decade from 2007 to 2017, religious freedom declined around the world. That is the conclusion of a major new study by the Pew Research Center published last week. Pew found that 52 governments were imposing ... Full Article

Christian woman killed in Idlib

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide CSW has learned that a Syrian Christian woman was murdered in Idlib Province after being repeatedly raped, tortured and stoned. The body of Susanne Der Krykor was discovered on 9 July 2019 at her home in the ... Full Article