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.
India activist Afreen Fatima says her house bulldozed ‘illegally’
Muslim activist in India – loses her home while she is gone. House is bulldozed and personal items thrown on the ground in a lost nearby.
Pakistan court upholds death sentence of Christian brothers in blasphemy case
Pakistan’s abuse of its religious minorities continues, with long imprisonments and faulty decisions once again putting people at risk of the death penalty
TV interview explores constructive role of religion in society
A one hour and twenty minute conversation initiated by the Tunisian Baha’i community to explore insights and efforts that have enabled people to unite and create bonds of trust and cooperation.
A Tehran court sentences seven Christians, including a clergyman, to a total of 32 years in prison
The Iranian court system (and regime) continues to be the bad joke with which we are so familiar with. When judges insert themselves into their cases it is never a good result,
Holy days are not sacred to those who hate
'Vile, Satanic Attack': Gunmen Kill at Least 50 Worshippers and Children at Church on Pentecost Sunday in Nigeria
In God's Name
An excellent article discussing Pakistan’s unfortunate focus on blasphemy laws and the ongoing ability of extremists to use blaspheme charges to punish religious minorities
Church founded by St David pupil to hold final service
From 583 to 2022 but the little church is down to 2 worshippers
Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015. | Courtesy of ADF International.
Finnish MP wins on all charges in major free speech trial
All charges against Finnish , MP Päivi Räsänen and Bishop Pohjola are unanimously dismissed following high-profile free speech trial. The former Finnish Minister of the Interior, faced three criminal charges for sharing her faith.
Canadians are on the verge of seeing their internet regulated by the gov’t
Canadians are on the verge of seeing their internet regulated by the gov’t if they don’t contact their MPs
Iraqi Christian Murdered after Sharing Her Faith on TikTok
An Iraqi woman who recently converted from Islam to Christianity was found murdered on March 7 after she posted a TikTok video about her new faith, according to a religious liberty watchdog.
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.
Time to Challenge Compelled Speech?
We have an interesting article discussing the (relatively) new phenomenon of ‘compelled speech’. An increasing number of educational institutions have adopted political statements that they require employees and prospective employees to agree to.
Religious Liberty Tested in Finland
A very comprehensive and compelling analysis of freedom of speech issues in Finland and the EU sphere as former Minister of the government of Finland has been tried on freedom of speech issues, even after the police recommended charges be dismissed.
The last 6 weeks - three key reflections
These are observations of someone I know well who felt compelled to write about events as they happened. The first is the convoy on its way to Ottawa, the second is a faith perspective, the third looks at weak leadership to threats.
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.
Evangelical pastor murdered, doubts shroud attribution to Maoists
Indian officials respond to death of Christian pastor who had been threatened by Hindutva groups, “Must be the Maoists….’
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.
Family Sprayed with Acid for Leaving Islam
Every person should have the right to believe, to change their belief and to live out their beliefs but it’s not that simple when some believe that they have the right to kill those of other faiths
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
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