America's Indifference to the Plight of Nigerian Christians
Biden administration removes Nigeria as nation of concern just before Secretary Blinken’s visit. Move made even as the situation deteriorates.
Orphanage run by Mother Teresa's sisters targeted by Hindu nationalists
India continues its repression, targeting even Mother Theresa’s work. This is a natural outcome of anti-conversion laws
KYRGYZSTAN: New restrictions in draft new Religion Law
Kyrgyzstan’s new Religion Law continues to punish religious minorities.
Russian court acquits a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges
On 22 November, a court in Vladivostok issued the first acquittal of a Jehovah's Witness on extremism charges since the Supreme Court ordered the liquidation of all Jehovah's Witness organisations as extremist and prohibited their activities in 2017.
Upcoming Online Events
There are a number of upcoming global events talking about China and the upcoming Olympics, Christian persecution as well as leadership and human rights around the world that you can virtually attend.
The Guaridan. Photograph: Republic Of Korea Air Force/EPA
Afghanistan - Exit with Honor
A new initiative has been launched out of the US to put pressure on world leaders to do better with regards to the current crisis in Afghanistan. Take a look first at this video and then follow up to the website and petition
The role of faith in governance in Canada
New Canadian parliamentary caucus looks at religion’s role in society
Edinburgh Council pays damages for cancelling religious speaker
Edinburgh Council has apologised and paid £25,000 in damages to Destiny Ministries after cancelling its three-day conference due to the religious beliefs of a guest speaker.
Genocide in Nigeria
Nigerian Christians find it increasingly difficult as the number of those martyred continue to rise
For freedom: Protect those of faith in Egypt
Coptic Christians are still targeted in Egypt
Key Findings Regarding Christian Persecution in China for 2020
China’s ongoing persecution of Christians is not new news. But organizations such as ChinaAid keep us all up to date on the latest happenings. This is a summary of most recent China Aid report.
United States Commission on Religious Freedom Annual Report on International Freedom 2021
Each year the United States Commission on Religious Freedom releases an Annual Report on International Freedom.
Christian MP in Finland Supporting Biblical Marriage and Sexualtiy Charged with Hate Crimes
This isn’t hate speech, its opinion….. and it cant be criminalized in a society that allow free speech. This is intimidation at its finest. This should be covered by mainstream media but will not be.
French public TV cancels Joan of Arc film over conservative journalist’s involvement
A local director of the network saw the woman's name among the credits of the production, he decided to stop the project because she writes for a conservative weekly magazine,
Judge denies gov’t request to close Canadian church that has defied coronavirus rules
A Canadian church will for now at least not have its doors closed to its faithful after a judge denied an Ontario Attorney General’s request to shut the church doors because it has stayed open contrary to draconian health rules.
Cult of Covid v. Gracelife Church
There has been a lot of interest in the case of James Coates and GraceLife church – here is a video that lays out the case that has been built by the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms, Coate’s legal represesntatives.
Dozens Killed In Stampede At Jewish Religious Festival In Israel
Sympathy for the victims at a religious festival in Israel where first mass religious gathering to be held legally since Israel lifted pandemic restrictions, was marred by a stampede that killed over 40 people.
Campaign Launched to Discredit Christian Groups in Nepal
In a ploy to revoke registration of Christian organizations and shrink their influence, Hindu extremists in Nepal have forged a document as if from Christian groups portraying them as seeking ethnic divisions to gain converts, sources said.
Christian pastor arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible
Elderly Christian pastor in London, England says he was treated 'shamefully' after being arrested for making 'homophobic statements' after preaching from the Bible.
Governments Don't Get a Pass on Violating Religious Freedom in a Pandemic
While the pandemic prevented our team from meeting in-person with victims of religious persecution, abusive governments around the world do not get a free pass to deny the fundamental right of freedom of religion or belief.
Protect religious symbols in African conflict zones
Religious sites, artifacts and symbols are often targeted by extremists in their attacks on other communities in order to weaken opposition.
Kyrgyzstan modeling its new Constitution on Russia
A close watch needs to be kept to ensure that religious minorities are not subjected to the same persecution that they face from Moscow.
Biden Fires Attorney Who Defended Religious Liberty of Employees
Did President Biden at his inauguration really say,’ ‘The right to dissent peaceably, within the guardrails of our Republic, is perhaps our nation’s greatest strength.’ If so he needs to reconsider this decision.
Global support calls for Iran to return ancestral lands to Bahá’ís
A global campaign is demanding Iran return ancestral lands which were illegally confiscated solely because of the landowners’ religious beliefs.
Violating Rights: Enforcing the World’s Blasphemy Laws
For more information on blasphemy laws around the world, please see USCIRF's recent comprehensive report.