As civil war rages, ruling junta destroys about a hundred religious buildings
Myanmar military government continues its assault on various provinces, focusing on destroying houses of worship.
Pakistan - Calls for removing discrimination from Constitution
An activist writing on the need to the parliament of Pakistan to remove minority biases and discrimination in the constitution.
Petitions calling for restrictions on Myanamar
The Burmese/Myanamar military continues to rule the country. Here are a couple of petitions calling for increased pressure on the Burmese government by restricting their oil and gas revenues?
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.
Muslim Leader Calls for ‘Honest Reckoning’ With Islamist Antisemitism After Synagogue Attack
American Muslim & Multifaith Women’s Empowerment Council (AMMWEC) President Anila Ali calls out CAIR leaders for taking positions that inflame antiSemitism
Finland Persues Charges Against Member of Parliament for Expressing Her Faith View
Ongoing case of Finland legislator being persecuted for her faith perspectives and communication of it
Social Media's Role in Attack on Minorities in the Middle East
Colleagues of mine are involved in a variety of projects. Here’s a video of the Anti-Defamation League Task Force on Middle East Minorities webinar, “Inciting and Enabling the Mob: Social Media’s Role in Attacks on Minorities in the Middle East.”
Pakistani Christian man imprisoned 4 years on false blasphemy charges is granted bail
Even being given bail in Pakistan does not mean the ordeal is over for those charged with blasphemy. In fact, sometimes it means more danger.
Chinese Government Relentless in separating famlies to punish human rights defenders
One more illustration why the Chinese Communist government is not fit to be part of the broader international committee. Tragic story of one more family destroyed.
America's Indifference to the Plight of Nigerian Christians
Biden administration removes Nigeria as nation of concern just before Secretary Blinken’s visit. Move made even as the situation deteriorates.
US Supreme Court sides with ‘government’ over faith in Covid mandate decision
The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal to block New York’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers without religious exemption,
New York City imposes vaccine mandate for all private sector employers
The mark of despotic regimes – use failed policies to remove the most basic of freedoms. Propped up by Democratic leadership, Bill Blasio goes over the top.
Foreign influencers used to whitewash Xinjiang abuses: Report
The power of governments to manipulate reality is demonstrated by the Chinese governments ability to establish ‘foreign influencers’ to carry its version of what is happening in Xinjiang.
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
KYRGYZSTAN: New restrictions in draft new Religion Law
Kyrgyzstan’s new Religion Law continues to punish religious minorities.
North Korea executed seven people for watching South Korean videos
The mark of despotic regimes – do all they can to prevent their citizens from understanding or experiencing the most basic of freedoms. Propped up by the Chinese Communist Party, The North Korean regime is one of the worst,
Municipality in Pakistan Bans Use of Derogatory Term for Christians and Sanitation Workers
This may be a start but leaves a long way to go
Vietnam crushes human rights advocate for her activism
Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang has been sentenced to nine years in prison. She was convicted of anti-State propaganda under Article 88 of the Criminal Code at a one-day trial on 14 December.
Russian court acquits a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges
On 22 November, a court in Vladivostok issued the first acquittal of a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges since the Supreme Court ordered the liquidation of all Jehovah's Witness organisations as extremist and prohibited their activities in 2017.
Opposing Mandated Vaccines
A variety of Members of the European Parliament are saying what Canadian leaders should be saying - see esp the message by Christine Anderson beginning at 3:30. (YouTube video)
Upcoming Online Events
There are a number of upcoming global events talking about China and the upcoming Olympics, Christian persecution as well as leadership and human rights around the world that you can virtually attend.
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
Texas Judge's Sends Muslim Woman's Divorce to Sharia Tribunal
Islamic Law Analyst Says Texas Judge's Ruling Sending Muslim Woman's Divorce to Sharia Tribunal Sets Shocking Precedent
The role of faith in governance in Canada
New Canadian parliamentary caucus looks at religion’s role in society
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.