Category Archives: Global: Religious Liberty

Global Religious Freedom Issues

ISIS takes over 4th century monastery as Iraqi Christians flee

Chinese Christians fight government to keep their crosses on their churches

ISIS destroys Jonah’s tomb in Mosul, Iraq, as militant violence continues

Why rumors of a massive order by ISIS to mutilate women are probably false

Losing our religion: The death of Christian Mosul

UN: Islamic state militants order female genital mutilation in Iraq

Mosul Christian: Thanks for changing your #WeAreN photo

Meriam Ibrahim finally leaves Sudan, meets Pope Francis

Ancient Palestine church provides shelter for Muslims fleeing Gaza strikes

A ban on new church construction angers Sudanese Christians

Non-Hindu religious activity banned in some Indian villages

Poll: Voters support Christian bakery

ISIS robs Christians fleeing its edict in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

    The Daily Beast: After being issued an ultimatum from ISIS in Mosul, some of the city’s last Christian families have fled, only to be robbed of their last possessions at ISIS checkpoints. Friday at noon was the deadline for Christian families to meet ISIS’s demands: Convert to Islam, pay an anachronistic Islamic tax for non-Muslims known as jizya, leave Mosul, or be killed. But the day before the final exodus, Christians were informed jizya was no longer an option. The order came to convert, leave, or die.


  • Posted: 07/23/2014
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Meriam Ibrahim still now allowed to leave Sudan after being sentenced to die

ISIS militants ‘seize Iraq monastery and expel monks’

Christians not healthy enough to flee Mosul after death threat renounce faith for Islam ‘just to stay alive’

A new movement: International religious freedom for all

    Canon and Culture: Religious freedom is under attack internationally. Recent studies indicate 75 percent of the global population lives in countries restricting the free and peaceful practice of religion. In this context, Christians of all denominations suffer from repression and violent persecution. But they are not alone – persons of different faiths and no faith are also targeted because of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Every day, millions of people around the world face repression, violence, and possibly even death.


  • Posted: 07/21/2014
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Christian bakery: We are staying true to our beliefs

Nigeria Christians mourn 150 killed by Islamists, including pastor

Christians given ultimatum in Iraq: Convert, pay taxes, or die

ISIS forces last Iraqi Christians to flee Mosul

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

China may free Gao Zhisheng, Christian lawyer, on Aug. 7

Christians given ultimatum in Mosul: Convert, leave, or die

Israel launches ground operation in Gaza Strip

Sudanese family drops lawsuit against Christian woman claimed as Muslim

Douglas Alexander’s speech on religious liberty (transcript)

Boko Haram: Terror’s insidious new face

Boko Haram shows no mercy in Nigeria, wrecking churches, homes, lives

Report: Attacks by terror group Boko Haram increasing, 2,053 killed this year

Malala pledges to help free kidnapped Nigerian girls

What does Kenya’s wave of anti-Christian violence mean?

China and Russia top governments responsible for damaging, vandalizing churches, mosques, says new study

Religious freedom in peril

Waiting for Mariam: City hopes to greet Christian sentenced to death for her faith

The tragic exodus of Iraq’s Christians

Hate-speech laws a ‘tool of totalitarianism,’ lawyer warns

Christian bakery owner won’t make cake for same-sex marriage, won’t back down

Muslims banned from forcing Sharia law on people by India Supreme Court

Meriam Ibrahim: My daughter is physically disabled because I gave birth in chains

ISIS terror group declares Caliphate in Iraq, Syria; Nails 9 men to cross for rebellion

“They want to cleanse the Christians:” 10,000 flee Christian communities in Northern Iraq as ISIS takes over Mosul, says UNHCR

Chinese Christians tearfully sing hymn as Church cross removed (video)

Indonesia is at a crossroads – Its future as a pluralistic democracy hangs in the balance

Meriam Ibrahim freed again in Sudan, flees to U.S. Embassy

I am a Christian, and I will remain a Christian: What we can learn from Meriam Ibrahim

Sudanese Christian woman freed again

Copt convicted of ‘blasphemy’ in Egypt for ‘liking’ Facebook page

Sudan summons U.S., South Sudan envoys in row of Christian convert

North Korea publicly executes 80 for possessing Bibles

Boko Haram abduct 60 females, kill 30 men in northeast Nigeria

Egyptian court sentences Christian journalist to prison for ‘sectarian strife’

Sudan death row woman Meriam Ibrahim freed again

Pope Francis opens Center for Law and Religion Forum’s conference with statement on religious liberty, persecution of Christians

Meriam Ibrahim arrested again while trying to leave country after initial release

The stolen girls of Nigeria

Iraq’s beleaguered Christians make final stand on the Mosul frontline

A Christian convert, on the run in Afghanistan

Sudan court will free Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to death for her Christian faith

Syria: 91 churches destroyed, damaged over course of crisis

Another church’s cross removed in China’s crackdown on religion

More than 550 Coptic Christian schoolgirls in Egypt kidnapped since 2011

Boko Haram threat has not stopped Bible translation work in Nigeria

‘My husband told them we were Christians and they shot him in the head and chest;’ 48 Kenyans killed in terrorist attacks

In Iraq, Christians flee homes amid brutal conflict

Thousands of Christians flee as ISIS militants burn, loot churches in captured Iraqi city

Christian refugees – Growing crisis around the world

NYTimes: Waves of generic refugees run for their lives in Iraq

B.C. lawyers vote against religious school

Archbishop: Probably there is not one Christian now left in Mosul

The cleansing of Iraq’s Christians is entering its end game

Meriam Ibrahim and the Obama administration, an interview with Nina Shea

India: A looming new arena for religious persecution