Rupa Subramanya. Picture couresty of The Free Press
Journalist Warns Of 'Creepy Authoritarianism' In Canada
Rupa Subramanya, Canada-based journalist for The Free Press, testified before the U.S. Congress, cautioning lawmakers about the decline of free speech in Canada and urging them not to adopt the policies of the Trudeau government.
Internet freedom is the next frontier of human rights.
Free expression on the internet is under assault. A reminder of how carefully freedom of expression and communication needs to be protected.
Christian in Pakistan Charged with Blasphemy for Bible Post on Facebook
Pakistani Christian community overwhelmed after a posting on Facebook.
Belarus - Seven fined for talking about Easter in street
Belarus is following the Russian government as it moves to further restrict religious freedom within the country. Here’s a good article discussing the new initiative and some backstory.
Jehovah Witnesses and Muslims are increasingly targeted in Russia
In present day Russia, acquittal is not a protection against further government hassles and persecution. In fact, lower courts are not disregarding direction from higher courts and reinstating convictions.
A balanced decision on religous accommodation in the workplace
A balanced article on the recent US Supreme Court religious accommodation decision.
Freedom Convoy Leaders Go on Trial this Week
Tamara Lich and Chris Barber go on trial this week for their part in the Freedom Convoy. I don’t use the word ‘egregious’ often….. but we are about to see one of the most egregious events (this trial) in Canadian history. They need your help.
RUSSIA: Freedom of religion and belief monitoring group to be liquidated
It becomes very difficult to hold governments to account when they have removed those who monitor their behavior. Vladimir Putin continues to pressure religious groups by now shutting down the leading religious freedom monitor in Russia.
Annual USCIRF Report on International Religious Freedom
One of the most important and comprehensive reports on RF is the Annual USCIRF Report on International Religious Freedom
Report on the pressures on people around the world because of their beliefs
Study by OpenDoors to examine the differing pressures that exist on men and women in various geographic areas around the globe as they try to live out their faith beliefs.
T shirts and Thought Police
In this day and age in Canada, the default is not always tolerance of others. For some, the only thing that matters is forcing everyone into their image. How does it come to be that someone's T shirt could ruin your day?
Bard of the Prairies
If you want to better understand how rural Western Canadians view the world, here is a unique perspective on a great young artist, Colter Wall.
Is praying speaking?
Officials in various countries attempt to control even the prayers of their citizens. Kazakhstan has been aggressively targeting those who dare to pray without state permission.
Millions of Muslims head for Hajj pilgrimage as covid restrictions lift
The Hajj Pilgrammage returns to full capacity after three years of COVIOD restrictions. Here is a photo presentation of what that means for so many Muslims.
‘Death to Christians and Arabs’: Violence steps up under new Israeli gov’t
Since Israel’s new government – the most right wing and religious in its history – came to power, incidents against Christians in Jerusalem have reportedly become more violent and common.
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov.
Pride Night: A Woke Game Christian NHL Players Won't Play
The NHL continues its social justice maneuvering – continuing to pressure players to participate in Gay Pride activities. When some players have chosen not to join in they have been subjected to intense pressure and condemnation.
China forcing Catholic leaders to be re-educated or lose their jobs
China’s Communist Party continues its campaign to control the Chinese Catholic church, forcing leaders to undergo extensive re-education or lose their opportunity to serve the faithful. The process has split the Church
Anti-Trans Activist Appears To Have Dropped Plans To Include Canada On Current Tour
Interesting how various ‘human rights’ organizations present Human rights. To label oneself ‘Antihate’ would seem to indicate an openness to hearing a variety of perspectives, rather than choosing one position and working to eliminate all others.
Arizona School Board Ousts Christian Student Teachers
Students at Arizona Christian University had teaching opportunities taken from them because of their school’s beliefs.
Justin Welby rejected as leader by conservative Anglicans over same-sex blessings
A group of Anglican leaders from around the world have rejected the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, as their leader after the Church of England backed prayers of blessing for same-sex couples.
Free to Speak!
This prophetic article from 2019 discusses how the web is a threat to governments which wish to control or repress information. Now in countries around the world, including Canada, there are moves to take control of the internet.
FBI Admits to Targeting Devout Catholics
Law enforcement agencies seem to have become tools of various social justice agencies, more concerned about the average citizens than about those who are actually breaking the law.
Waco Texas - The seige 30 years ago is still impacting America
This article written by two University of Dayton Professors (one of them receiving a Homeland Security grant to study the issue) touches on how the impact of Waco still still reverberates within the American public.
Group photo including some of the participants at the public hearing held at the National Congress in Brasília, Brazil.
Brazil: Transcending divisions through a shared identity
Brazil’s Bahá’í Office of External Affairs and government officials examining the role of religion in promoting a shared identity among the Brazilian population.
Russia's Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses is spreading
The persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses which has been so enthusiastically encouraged by the Russian government has now spread into the Russian held area of Crimea.