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Charlotte d’Ornellas
03 May

French public TV cancels Joan of Arc film over conservative journalist’s involvement

A local director of the network saw the woman's name among the credits of the production, he decided to stop the project because she writes for a conservative weekly magazine,

Mubarak Bala in an undated photo. Courtesy photo
30 April

Global pressure mounts for Nigerian atheist’s release after year in detention

While ‘religious freedom’ is often associated with defending particular faith communities, to be truly realized it must pertain to everyone. That includes those who choose to hold no particular faith at all.

30 April

Canadian Court Empowers Police to ‘Do Anything Necessary’ to Disrupt Church, Find Pastor

Calgary Police and Alberta Health Services apply for and receive a secret warrant - “to use such reasonable force as they deem appropriate to gain access” to the building of the church led by Pastor Artur Pawlowski.

30 April

Judge denies gov’t request to close Canadian church that has defied coronavirus rules

A Canadian church will for now at least not have its doors closed to its faithful after a judge denied an Ontario Attorney General’s request to shut the church doors because it has stayed open contrary to draconian health rules.

30 April

Cult of Covid v. Gracelife Church

There has been a lot of interest in the case of James Coates and GraceLife church – here is a video that lays out the case that has been built by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms, Coate’s legal represesntatives.

29 April

Washington Post slammed for tweeting 'very Catholic' Biden colliding with 'right-wing' bishops

I'm not aware that anyone has ever referred to Biden as ‘very Catholic’before. But if he is, as the Washington Post asserts, then anyone opposing him must be very ‘something else’, as in only ‘a rising groups of right wing’ bishops.

29 April

Dozens Killed In Stampede At Jewish Religious Festival In Israel

Sympathy for the victims at a religious festival in Israel where first mass religious gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted pandemic restrictions, was marred by a stampede that killed over 40 people.

28 April

Campaign Launched to Discredit Christian Groups in Nepal

In a ploy to revoke registration of Christian organizations and shrink their influence, Hindu extremists in Nepal have forged a document as if from Christian groups portraying them as seeking ethnic divisions to gain converts, sources said.

28 April

Christian pastor arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible

Elderly Christian pastor in London, England says he was treated 'shamefully' after being arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible.

27 April

Governments Don't Get a Pass on Violating Religious Freedom in a Pandemic

While the pandemic prevented our team from meeting in-person with victims of religious persecution, abusive governments around the world do not get a free pass to deny the fundamental right of freedom of religion or belief.

15 April

Protect religious symbols in African conflict zones

Religious sites, artifacts and symbols are often targeted by extremists in their attacks on other communities in order to weaken opposition.

13 April

Flagship Protestant colleges stripped of right to offer higher education in Russia

Russia is not letting up on its suppression of faith minority communities – at least three mainline Protestant seminaries have lost their accreditation in the last few months.

05 April

Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang

As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.

20 March

Canadian Pastor Will Stay in Jail Until May Trial for Holding Church Services amid Pandemic

Albert government uses the courts to keep Pastor James Coates in prison for another 2 months over church meeting on Sundays. Slight overkill, so to speak???

20 March

Health professionals have lost jobs for their pro-life beliefs. The Equality Act will make it worse.

Increasingly individuals are being forced to violate their core personal beliefs. The most obvious place where this is becoming literally a life and death issue is in the medical community.

20 March

New Zealand lawmakers want ‘buffer zones’ banning pro-life speech at abortion centers

Proabortion zealots are never satisfied. After already removing virtually all restrictions re abortion the NZ Parliament moves to further repress the right to even speak about the issue.

20 March

Complications arising from ‘DIY’ home abortions massively underreported, new data suggests

The rates of complication reported are far below the rates that were reported during the limited trials that were done. Here is an article highlighting the underreporting which is taking place.

20 March

Patients being offered euthanasia contrary to Fraser Health policy

We knew it wasn’t going to be long before prodeath advocates began to push the limits of the law in Canada around government sanctioned assisted suicide.

20 March

Kyrgyzstan modeling its new Constitution on Russia

A close watch needs to be kept to ensure that religious minorities are not subjected to the same persecution that they face from Moscow.

08 March

Biden Fires Attorney Who Defended Religious Liberty of Employees

Did President Biden at his inauguration really say,’ ‘The right to dissent peaceably, within the guardrails of our Republic, is perhaps our nation’s greatest strength.’ If so he needs to reconsider this decision.

07 March

Switzerland Voters support ban on face coverings in public

Switzerland votes to ban face coverings. What right does the government have to tell citizens what they can or cannot wear?

05 March

Global support calls for Iran to return ancestral lands to Bahá’ís

A global campaign is demanding Iran return ancestral lands which were illegally confiscated solely because of the landowners’ religious beliefs.

24 January

Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws

For more information on blasphemy laws around the world, please see USCIRF's recent comprehensive report.

24 January

China brings its cruel crackdown on Uighur advocates to the U.S.

I have had the privilege of meeting with Ziba Murat and Rushan Abbas to hear their agonizing story - of a elderly relative, a retired medical doctor being punished by the Chinese regime because they dare to speak up about the Uighur persecution.

24 January

Turkish Parliamentary approves extradition with China in its hunt for Uyghur refugees

China continues to expand its global reach to punish those who dare to speak out about the regime’s abuses.