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.
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.
Hostility Against Churches Is on the Rise in the United States
Family Research Council is finding acts of vandalism, arsons, bomb threats, gun-related incidents, and other acts of hostility perpetrated against churches in the United States have been steadily on the rise for the past several years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Surviving a Chinese concentration camp
Gulzira Auelkhan’s testimony to eh Lantos Commission, re surviving in a Chinese concentration camp.
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.
Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws
For more information on blasphemy laws around the world, please see USCIRF's recent comprehensive report.
The Torture in My Mind
The Right to Mental Health for Rohingya Survivors of Genocide in Myanmar and Bangladesh, addresses the unimaginable trauma faced by many in the Rohinga community.
Reporters without Borders report on journalists detained, held hostage and missing
This report from Reporters without Borders details these incarcerations and the challenges faced by both professional and non- professional reporters. journalists detained, held hostage and missing
China continues to erase the cultures of its own citizens’
The Chinese Government has embarked on a systematic and intentional campaign to rewrite the cultural heritage of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
As Côte d’Ivoire’s 2020 presidential elections near, the country is at risk for large-scale vio
Every political transition in the country’s history—most recently the 2010 presidential election—has resulted in systematic civilian targeting. Learn about the country’s recent history of war and a 2019 assessment of early warning signs.
Sterilizations, IUDs, and Mandatory Birth Control
The CCP’s Campaign to Suppress Uyghur Birthrates in Xinjiang
Draft Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights
Human rights are now misunderstood by many, manipulated by some, rejected by the world’s worst violators, and subject to ominous new threats.
Can Human Rights Advocacy Resolve the North Korea Nuclear Impasse?
North Korea’s weapons programs and human rights violations derive from the same root causes: the government’s perception of its insecurity and lack of transparency.
The relationship between blasphemy laws and religious extremism in the Middle East and North Africa
While an estimated 69 countries across the globe possess blasphemy laws of some kind, no geographical region has as many countries with such laws as the Middle East and North Africa. In many of these countries the penalties are among the most severe.
The Truro Review
United Kingdom Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (FCO) Support for Persecuted Christians