Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit in Over a Decade
Christianity is the biggest religion in the world. It's also still the most restricted.
laws restricting Christian evangelism in 2016, and Turkey, where “anti 11 on Open Doors International's World Watch List, up In Europe and the Americas, too, hostility toward Muslims
Pence and Pompeo Make Big Religious Freedom Pledges
Potomac Declaration and action plan hope to persuade more nations by the second US religious freedom ministerial next year.
thus becoming an even more attractive destination for international investment.”. Turkey was not the only country Pence named. who have been subject to intense persecution in recent
Germans Are Welcoming Refugees as a Way to Honor Luther’s Legacy
Asylum seekers and immigrants are big part of the Reformation’s 500th anniversary in Germany.
dropped to around 200,000 a year because Turkey has tightened its If a person is facing persecution, then the German of Muslims already—4.7 million according to current figures—and
Gleanings: June 2016
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our June issue).
Foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion said his party believes religious freedom In one of Turkey's largest cities, six churches—one of them Christian women face double persecution.
Refugees on the Roma Road
In Europe, Christian ‘gypsies’ best understand those fleeing Syria and Iraq.
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Accounts of Roma expulsion and persecution date back to the building a fence on its border with Turkey last year. are parasites, dishonest, or helplessly poor—the current refugee crisis
Exit Visa: Iraqi Christians Look for Safe Haven
Iraqis struggle to find refuge in Europe.
to Thomas Schirrmacher, director of the International Institute for of the surrounding countries, only Egypt and Turkey have signed Previous stories related to Iraq and persecution include