China at a Crossroads
- This is a three hour webinar co-sponsored by MLI and other think tanks in the US on China. All three hours are worth watching. Each of them have a panel of experts and one of them has a rep from the USIRF Committee and Irwin Cotler.
Legal Restrictions to Religious Freedom in Brunei
- The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has done a series of excellent reports on specific nations and their activities on religious freedom. Here is a recent Spotlight episode on Brunei
Opposing Mandated Vaccines
- A variety of Members of the European Parliament are saying what Canadian leaders should be saying - see esp the message by Christine Anderson beginning at 3:30.
- Nothing could be worse for parents than to have their daughters kidnapped, raped and stolen from them. I took part in a webinar talking about the impact of these all too often violations in Sindhi province, Pakistan.
UN HRC 45 Side Event: China Bans Faith for All Children
- This event, which featured both expert speakers as well as survivors of persecution in China, seeks to inform international activists about China’s violations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child with regards to the rights to religious freedom.
Police across the country recorded 159 hate crimes targeted at Muslims, up from 45 in 2012, representing an increase of 253 per cent. In just one year, between 2014 and 2015, that number increased by 59 per cent: from 99 in 2014 to 159 the following year.
Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea, has tried to stamp out any religion in the Hermit Kingdom but that hasn't stopped outside missionary groups from sending Bibles and other messages of hope in. (The Voice of the Martyrs)
North Korea 'church' doesn't look like any other but it exists: watchdog
Being a Christian in North Korea means using secretive, spylike tactics to read the Bible, facing threats of the death penalty, and circumventing propaganda with tales of believers harvesting organs, according to persecution watchdog groups.