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25 August

Texas Judge's Sends Muslim Woman's Divorce to Sharia Tribunal

Islamic Law Analyst Says Texas Judge's Ruling Sending Muslim Woman's Divorce to Sharia Tribunal Sets Shocking Precedent

21 August

A year and a half - comments on Covid-19

Its been an unusual year and a half to say the least. I want to share my thoughts and comments here over the next little while about COVID and provide additional insights into what has been happening in this pandemic.

14 August

A Christian woman from Pakistan reveals how God transformed an ‘ordinary Christian’ on death row

The case of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy in 2010 and acquitted by the Supreme Court in 2018, shone a global spotlight on the use and abuse of blasphemy laws in Pakistan.

14 August

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.

10 August

Genocide in Nigeria

Nigerian Christians find it increasingly difficult as the number of those martyred continue to rise

05 August

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.

04 August

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.

02 August

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

28 July

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.

24 June

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.

23 June

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.

21 June

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.

28 May

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.

10 May

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.

04 May

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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