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13 June

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.

12 June

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

10 June

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.

08 June

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,

06 June

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

01 June

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

31 May

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.
27 April

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.

25 April

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

12 April

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.

11 April

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.

10 April

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.

10 April

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.

10 April

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.

07 April

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.

05 April

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….’

04 April

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.

02 April

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

31 March

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

31 March

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.

30 March

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.

28 March

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?

01 March

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.

01 February

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

31 January

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.