Members of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom painted a bleak picture for religious groups in Crimea in a recent Foreign Affairs op-ed:
Abortion by Dismemberment Banned in Kansas. Surge in pro-life legislation in states enters fifth year. Timothy C. Morgan. [ posted 4/9/2015 07:04AM ]. G.Skidmore. Kansas Gov.
NY Cardinal, 'AD' Producers Step Up Campaign against Mideast Persecution. 80 leaders sign letter. Pope Francis critical of weak response to 'unacceptable
There have been three attacks in the last two years in which the group has separated hostages according to religious identity and murdered them accordingly; the siege at Westgate
elected. We are praying he will follow through with this promise and commit to protecting freedom of religious expression,” he said in a press release. “We
nothing more than religious segregation—the kind of segregation the mayor has said he opposes,” said Jordan Lorence, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, which has
and torture. In the wake of the March 13 report, the UN Security Council last Friday held a rare, daylong debate on persecution of religious minorities. “I
On Wednesday, Indiana became the 20th state to pass a state-version of the federal government's Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Governor
Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary. If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk.
Asia scholar who argued in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper that the retaliatory violence distinguishes the attack from “just the latest in a long line of horrific attacks on religious minorities in
While some in the community cheered after Saddam Hussein was overthrown (despite Iraq's relative religious lenience toward Christians), many were eventually forced to flee and
The retired Virginia congressman recently co-founded the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative and accepted an appointment to a newly endowed chair for religious freedom at Baylor
Banning Gay Sex. 'This decision isn't about whether LGBT equality rights are more or less important than the religious freedoms of evangelical Christians.'.
to flog a dissident blogger 50 times on a weekly basis for the next five months, seven of the nine members of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have
by constitutional rules forbidding express discrimination against religious expression and policy cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny,” Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jordan
At a recent Senate hearing, the US ambassador at large for international religious freedom, David Saperstein, expressed the American government's commitment to bringing Abedini
the state's Department of Corrections argued. Its lack of accommodations was ruled a violation of inmates' religious freedom. “No religion is an island.
Curtis Freeman, a research professor at Duke Divinity School, told Baptist News Global that he saw the situation as an issue of religious freedom that “Baptists would want to uphold.”.
religious beliefs are not the issue.”. Southern Baptists in Georgia are calling on the city to reinstate Cochran, saying the dispute infringes on his First Amendment rights to freedom of
New research reveals one more reason to remember 2014: for the greatest number of religious freedom violations against Christians worldwide in recent memory—even in Christian