Category Archives: Global: Religious Liberty

Global Religious Freedom Issues

Indian government says Church attacks were criminal not political

Nigerian Christians feel mixture of hope and anxiety after Buhari’s presidential win

After 15 years, legal victory for family of pastor believed abducted by North Korea

Supreme Court rules against prayer at city council meetings

Christian convert conditionally released before Persian new year

Aleppo’s Christians face rising violence

    AL Monitor: The people of the war-ravaged city of Aleppo have been through some very bad times during the past 2½ years of civil war, and they have gotten used to living in constant fear and uncertainty. The specter of death was ever-present; it never left them, not even inside their own homes or in their own beds. Yet, for all their tenacity, the events of Good Friday — April 10, according to the Eastern Christian calendar that most Syrian Christians observe — were a terror-filled nightmare that sent new shockwaves of despair and terror.

  • Posted: 04/16/2015
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Pakistan’s Christians faithful, resilient in face of persecution

China’s ‘evil’ church demolition campaign continues, say activists

ISIS on defensive, Iraqi Christians expect to return to villages, says Cardinal

What everyone gets wrong about the persecution of Christians in Iraq

    The Week: Media coverage of Christian persecution in the Middle East was once all but non-existent. (A representative headline on this website last year declared, “The world’s most ancient Christian communities are being destroyed — and no one cares.”) And while awareness of this troubling topic hasn’t quite reached Biblical proportions yet, it’s certainly increasing. CBS’s 60 Minutes devoted severalsegments to the matter, National Geographic gave it a large spread in their magazine, and most recently, Newsweek devoted their cover story to “the new exodus” of Christians from the Middle East.

  • Posted: 04/10/2015
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NHS disciplines Christian for inviting Muslim to church

Christian NHS worker wrong to talk about faith, says Tribunal

Kenyan students asked for prayers before al Shabaab shot them

China to test Tibetan monks and nuns for patriotism

The Christian militia defending refugees, livelihood against Islamic State in Iraq

Niger’s Christians try to forgive on first Easter after church attacks

After Islamist attack, armed guards shield Kenyan churches

Boko Haram disguised as preachers kill at least 24 in Nigeria

Religious freedom upheld by Canadian Supreme Court

‘Ignore ill-considered British values rules’, says head

Indian nun rape case: Police make more arrests

China jails a Muslim for six years — for refusing to shave his beard

Second blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

How to stop going from bad to worse: Pakistan, the West, and religious minorities

ISIS and human traffickers: Prey on the vulnerable, recruit with lies

Follow up on Pakistan church attacks

Judge censors Bible for public preaching

Bishop: Make war on ISIS

Religious freedom is not a British value, poll finds

U.N. urges ISIS trial for suspected genocide

United Nations expert on religious freedom launches first official visit to Lebanon

High Court ruling clears way for Loyola’s religious studies course

Supreme Court rules Quebec infringed on Loyola High School’s religious freedom

Supreme Court sides with Quebec Catholic school on religious freedom

Malaysia Shariah Law: Islamist party passes bill to implement harsh Islamic criminal punishment

Burma court gives 30 month sentences to bar owner and manager for Buddha Facebook ad

Myanmar court finds trio guilty of insulting religion

Attacks in Lahore, Christian religious leaders invite community to peace and forgiveness

Christians say under siege in Modi’s India after rape, attacks

Brazilian court affirms right of Adventist to close his service station for Sabbath.

ISIS tweets destruction of more Christian sites

Saving persecuted Christians

German court overturns ban on headscarves for Muslim women teachers

Six new freedom of religion or belief prisoners of conscience

Bishops call on Pakistanis to stand with fellow Christians, against extremists

    Asia News: “The Catholic Church of Pakistan strongly condemns the brutal suicide bombings against churches of Youhanabad, Lahore. Government, political parties, religious leaders and all citizens of Pakistan must stand alongside their Christian brothers and sisters, against extremist forces”, reads the official statement released by Msgr. Joseph Coutts, Archbishop of Karachi, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan (PCBC). “The government of Punjab and federal government – he underlines – must take extraordinary measures to protect churches and religious minorities in the country”.

  • Posted: 03/17/2015
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World seeking to hide persecution of Christians, says Pope Francis

Courts should not meddle with faith and religion

Religious persecution and hostility on the rise: The first freedom is under global siege

Idaho boy pens heartbreaking birthday invitation to father jailed in Iran

A third of all journalists jailed globally are being held in China and Iran

MSPs to debate petition calling for ban on teaching of creationism

Faith schools ‘damaged by British values curriculum’, says MP

Equality research underlines challenges faced by Christians

Street preacher on trial for gospel preaching

NHS to provide ‘atheist chaplains’ – new guidance

New survey: Christians face widespread discrimination

MP: ‘Faith schools are being damaged by British values’

“If I hear one homophobic word, I will arrest you:” Street preacher on trial for Biblical preaching

Christian street preacher on trial for ‘hate speech’

Five facts on global religious hostilities

Foreign troops retake Nigerian towns from Boko Haram

China stops Tibetan monks from returning to monasteries

US missionary kidnapped in Nigeria has been freed, church says

M&S backtracks on banning ‘Christ’

Government may back-track on protecting free speech in universities

Christian area in northeast Syria said to be under heavy ISIS assault

American missionary kidnapped in Nigeria set free

Indian police beat Christian evangelists

Boko Haram violence causing worsening refugee crisis for Nigeria

Islamic State: Ancient Nimrud ruins ‘bulldozed’ in Iraq

Egypt closes 27,000 places of worship

Pope Francis thanks churches in North Africa for their courage

The genocide of Assyrians that started in Iraq continues in Syria