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.
Edinburgh Council pays damages for cancelling religious speaker
Edinburgh Council has apologised and paid £25,000 in damages to Destiny Ministries after cancelling its three-day conference due to the religious beliefs of a guest speaker.
Genocide in Nigeria
Nigerian Christians find it increasingly difficult as the number of those martyred continue to rise
Family of detained pastor evicted from their home
Family forced out of home after their husband and father is arrested for standing up for freedom in Cuba.
Interfaith marriage: Survey says most Indians oppose it
Most Indians see themselves and their country as religiously tolerant but are against interfaith marriage, a survey from Pew Research Center has found.
Chinese Pastors Ordered to Preach on President's Speech
President Xi Jinping continues his attempts to hijack the faith of Chinese Christians and pastors
Setting Christian churches on fire in Canada condemned by leaders
Isn’t the most basic right the freedom to believe and to celebrate your beliefs. Why are these hate motivated acts of terrorism being taken seriously by leaders across Canada? Hugh double standard on the issues of religious freedom
US Congresswoman runs afoul of Twitter and is suspended
Ms Greene, a Republican congresswoman, has been an outspoken critic of vaccines and the use of masks. Last month she apologised for likening coronavirus mask rules to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
International Religious Freedom Summit 2021
The Summit this month in Washington D.C. is Bipartisan, Multifaith conference bringing together an array of faith and political leaders with the goal of tackling discrimination around the globe. This is a significant event!
Surviving a Chinese concentration camp
Gulzira Auelkhan’s testimony to eh Lantos Commission, re surviving in a Chinese concentration camp.
Christian organisations in Europe blacklisted as anti-gender religious extremists by MPs
Bizarre rhetoric around prolife issues expose the paranoid misrepresentations of EU prochoice MPs. I guess the notion is if you call someone something that means they must be that very thing. Extremely dangerous when those who do it are in power.
Controversial “anti-rights black list” in Argentina includes pastors, churches and evangelicals
Incredibly dangerous moves by Planned Parenthood to try to isolate and violate the rights of many groups in Argentina.
Flattered to Be on China’s Sanctions List
Criticism of the Chinese government typically attracts a quick reaction. Two Commissioners of the USCIRF respond to being placed on the Chinese Communist Party’s sanctions list.
China shuts down Bible App and Christian WeChat
The Chinese government continues harassment of Christians by further interfering with their ability to access Christian material and websites, even as state sponsored churches crank up their indoctrination using President Xi’ promotional propaganda
International Religious Freedom Summit July 2021
The International Religious Freedom Summit is July 13-15 in Washington D.C. and it will also be available online.
For freedom: Protect those of faith in Egypt
Coptic Christians are still targeted in Egypt
Inside Pakistan's 'Conversion Factory' For Hindu Brides
A article on “Conversion factories,” - girls and young women vanishing from their homes, marrying and converting virtually overnight, and kept away from their family -- often by court order and with the backing of fanatical clerics.
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.
Demonstrations and killed in the 'Global Myanmar Spring Revolution’
Myanmar’s attack on freedom continues with the government targeting various minority faith communities and crushing dissidents in its attempts to divide and conquer.
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.
US Senator Tim Scott responds after racial slur trends on Twitter for hours
How is that those who are highly passionate about an issue become the perpetrators of it – in their response to Senator Scott those supposedly most concerned about racism show themselves to be viciously racist themselves.
Biden Administration reverses restrictions on using fetal tissue from abortions in research
Once again it is legal within the US to experiment with aborted fetal tissue and organs, a practice that had been stopped in 2019.
The Role of Parliamentarians in Combating Religious Persecution
I had the privilege recently participating in a webinar "The Role of Parliamentarians in Combating Religious Persecution" co-hosted by the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief and ADL's Task Force on Middle East.
How killer on drugs escaped French trial for anti-Semitic murder
Judges ruled that Kobili Traoré had been undergoing a "psychotic episode" at the time of the attack on his 65 year old neighbour and that his "discernment" had been "abolished". This is spite of a long history by the defendant of antisemitic behavior
Christian MP in Finland Supporting Biblical Marriage and Sexualtiy Charged with Hate Crimes
This isn’t hate speech, its opinion….. and it cant be criminalized in a society that allow free speech. This is intimidation at its finest. This should be covered by mainstream media but will not be.