Category Archives: Global: Religious Liberty

Global Religious Freedom Issues

This is how Iran allegedly tried to recruit a U.S. journalist

Where ISIS has directed and inspired attacks around the world

Egypt’s vanishing youth

American pastor imprisoned in Iran again brutally beaten behind bars

“They asked everyone who is Muslim or not”: ISIS kidnaps 86 Eritrean refugees in Libya

Widow of slain Christian in Uganda receiving death threats

The last gasp of the cradle Christians?

ISIS seen undermining Islamic faith as more Muslims convert to Christianity

Getting a handle on Boko Haram

‘Tolerance is a two-way street’, church leader says

Why Christian education in Israel could vanish

Sudan: USCIRF gravely concerned by trial of pastors

Kenya: Almost 100 schools forced to close as Christian teachers fear al-Shabaab attacks

Malaysia church to reinstall cross it removed following April protest

Malaysia has more religious freedom than US, Singapore, Christian group says

Iran sentences 18 to prison over faith

The state of evangelicalism in Canada

Kurds oust ISIS from Syrian Christian villages

UN official reports on Islamic State’s “War on Women”

US airstrikes credited for liberation of Christian villages in Syria

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