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14 August

The role of faith in governance in Canada

New Canadian parliamentary caucus looks at religion’s role in society

12 August

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.

06 July

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.

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.

Government officials in Shanxi’s Taiyuan city destroyed a temple’s religious books and threw them to the trash.
15 December

The Chinese government has turned up the pressure on Christians withing China

After banning anyone under 18 from even entering a church building they are now going after printed material. Books that were previously published are now being used as evidence to sentence printers and authors to long term prison sentence.

20 September

Nigeria's Government ignoring growing violence

The increasing conflict in Nigeria is directly related to the present National government’s lack of interest in extending equal protection to all of its citizens.

Representational image | Photo Credit: S. RAMBABU
06 September

India's Government suspends FCRA clearance of 4 Christian groups

Of the six NGOs whose license under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was suspended by the Union Home Ministry this year, four are Christian associations.

Portraits of Mao Zedong are replacing religious symbols in homes of believers.
16 July

People on Social Welfare Ordered to Worship CCP, Not God

The coronavirus outbreak has significantly affected China’s economy and livelihoods, primarily low-income households. Without much help from the state, religious residents are also coerced to renounce their faith, or their welfare benefits are cut.

08 July

City to pay $50,000 to evangelist banned from park

The Portland, Oregon city government has paid a street evangelist $50,000 after acknowledging last fall it was wrong to ban the man from a downtown park for preaching.