Category Archives: Global: Religious Liberty

Global Religious Freedom Issues

China says religion must have no foreign influence; pope urges Chinese Catholics to heed Rome

Students attempt to ban Bible from halls

Pope: end “unacceptable crime” of persecution of Christians

Heads LGBTs win, tails Christians lose

One year after Meriam Ibrahim’s release, two Christians face possible death penalty in Sudan

University students vote to ban Bibles from halls

Pakistan Catholics concerned for minorities after terror attack

Muslims at mercy of religious authorities if human rights not upheld, say lawyers

Five attacks in five days on Christians in Central India

Court battle under way to keep Bible studies in schools in New Zealand

UPDATE: Trial of S. Sudan pastors begins, then is delayed

‘Syrians, Palestinians among most threatened minorities,’ human rights group says

Bill cancelling mandatory health insurance coverage for abortions submitted to State Duma

ISIS fighters seized advantage in Iraq attack by striking during sandstorm

ISIS finances are strong

Ashers Bakery: Judgment handed down in ‘gay cake’ row

Malaysia, Thailand keep refugees at bay

When perfection kills

Boko Haram militants raped hundreds of female captives in Nigeria

‘Catastrophe’ at hand for Iraqi Christians, nun tells Congress

World Vision suspends operations in key South Sudan state over escalating violence

‘Whoever disbelieves, strike off his head’

Pastor, more than 70 Christians killed in Plateau state, Nigeria

American nuns, Chinese booze and religious persecution

Islamic State is not the greatest threat to global religious liberty

Pakistan: Church planters receive death threats as religious persecution increases

Evangelicals ask Cameron to focus on poverty and religious freedom

Singapore teen blogger guilty of insulting Christians

Vatican recognizes state of Palestine

Losing our religion: How freedom of conscience is taking a beating on both sides of the Atlantic

Third atheist blogger is killed in Bangladesh

Religious freedom in China: “alarming increase in systematic, ongoing abuses”

‘We are going through a terrible moment’: 242 Syrian Christians remain hostage after ransom offer rejected

Pakistan one of the worst religious freedom offenders, says USCIRF

Allegation of political campaigning by Plymouth Brethren Christian Church

Norway repeals its blasphemy law

German Catholic Church opens labor law more to divorced and gays

Egyptian Christian teenagers face blasphemy charges for video mocking ISIS, which included some fake prayers

Has Christianity failed in India?

Russia’s restrictive religion laws take their toll in Crimea

Pakistan includes religious minorities in new school textbooks

Explainer: can religious schools discriminate in their enrolments?

As Christianity flourishes, Chinese province to ban its most-recognized symbol — crosses

Catholics in Vietnam fear new laws on religion

UN population fund assisting Nigerians rescued from Boko Haram, many of whom are pregnant

Exclusive interview with rescuer of girls captured by ISIS

214 girls rescued from Boko Haram pregnant

Iran bans ‘devil-worshipping’ spiky haircuts and male eyebrow plucking

Do ‘Hobby Lobby’ critics side with Chinese authorities against religious freedom?

What will it take to return Christians to their homeland in Iraq?

Nepal Christians return to worship after earthquake turns churches into tombs

Syrian Catholic leader pleads with US Christians not to forget his threatened church

2015 Activists demand Obama appoint envoy for persecuted Middle Eastern Christians

Amid Nepal’s shattered shrines and temples, a religious fatalism sets in

Persecution of Christians in China at record high

Mapped: These are the world’s most religious countries

Armenian Christians sue in Turkey to regain church property

UKIP states support for religious freedom

Prisoners prayed, sang ‘Amazing Grace’ during executions in Indonesia

13 Million flee religion-linked conflicts worldwide

ISIS executes dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

Egypt’s religious book burning backfires

Kenyan bishop says ‘stop playing around’ on anti-Christian violence

Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram

Report: Beijing responded to growth of Christian in 2014 with harsh persecution

Christian persecution in Zhejiang more severe than first thought

The end of the Arab Spring, the rise of ISIS and the future of political Islam

Modern ‘Monuments Men’ seek to save Christian history from ISIS

Turkish and Armenian Christians reconcile on genocide anniversary

Recruiting campaign: ISIS tentacles spread far, wide

‘Gay conversion therapy’ conference: speakers claim religious freedom is under attack

Malaysia orders probe after protest forces church to take down cross

Spreading the word: China’s Bible industry

Nigerian churches engage actively in national electoral process