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US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators in Belated Report
This year’s State Department rankings come six weeks after the new congressional deadline.
The CPC list was about six weeks late, frustrating some religious freedom watchers, including the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), which is appointed by
Turkey Wants to Keep American Pastor Behind Bars for Life
American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges.
American officials and supporters say Andrew Brunson has been “unjustly imprisoned” under false charges.
For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom
USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern.
Freedom. For the First Time, Russia Ranked Among Worst Violators of Religious Freedom. USCIRF annual report expands countries of particular concern.
Why Russian Protestants Voted for President Putin
Though evangelicals’ freedom has worsened, Putin remains their best, or only, option.
Why Russian Protestants Voted for President Putin. International.
State Department's Unusually Short Religious Freedom Update: ISIS Is Bad
Months late, new Secretary of State highlights ongoing genocide in Middle East.
7 on Open Doors's World Watch List of the hardest places to be a Christian, and on Tier 2 of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) latest rankings of
After Removing 400 Crosses, China Proposes Where Churches Can Put Them InsteadSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) China protests USCIRF report, but campaign to 'de-Christianize' skyline of China's Jerusalem continues.
(UPDATED) China protests USCIRF report, but campaign to 'de-Christianize' skyline of China's Jerusalem continues. International.
Robert P. George to Saudi Arabia: Whip Me Instead of Raif BadawiSubscriber Access Only
Offering to take 100 lashes each, 7 of 9 USCIRF commissioners 'would rather share in' blogger's punishment than 'watch him being cruelly tortured.'
Offering to take 100 lashes each, 7 of 9 USCIRF commissioners 'would rather share in' blogger's punishment than 'watch him being cruelly tortured.'. International.
Robert George Returns Home 'Safe and Sound' After Health Scare
USCIRF chairman thankful for widespread support.
Health Scare. USCIRF chairman thankful for widespread support. Bob Smietana. December 14, 2015 12:29 PM. Image: Courtesy of USCIRF. Robert George.
Congrats, Frank Wolf: Obama Approves Expansion of International Religious Freedom Act
IRFA modernization gives State Department new tools to protect Christians (and others) persecuted by ISIS.
the 1998 bill that established a religious freedom office in the State Department and an independent watchdog panel, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF
Jehovah's Witnesses Remain Banned as Russia Rejects Appeal
And most Russians are okay with it.
Jehovah's Witnesses Remain Banned as Russia Rejects Appeal. International.
Russia Bans Jehovah’s Witnesses as Extremists
High court ruling puts pacifist faith in same category as terrorists.
Russia Bans Jehovah's Witnesses as Extremists. International.
13 Million Flee Religion-Linked Conflicts WorldwideSubscriber Access Only
Federal agency calls for US to resettle at least 100,000 refugees per year.
13 Million Flee Religion-Linked Conflicts Worldwide. International.
State Department Splits with USCIRF on New Religious Freedom ViolatorsSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report highlights continued rise of anti-conversion laws as noteworthy, 'worrying trend.'
Gleanings. State Department Splits with USCIRF on New Religious Freedom Violators. (UPDATED) The 2012 International Religious Freedom Report
US Missionary May Get Russia’s Anti-Evangelism Law Overturned
After 32 cases, lawmakers review Yarovaya restrictions on religion. Top courts could follow.
After 32 cases, lawmakers review Yarovaya restrictions on religion. Top courts could follow.
The World's Worst Places To Be A Christian (Or Another Religious Minority)Subscriber Access Only
(Updated) USCIRF's new list of religious freedom violators has familiar names, but contrasts with other lists.
(Updated) USCIRF's new list of religious freedom violators has familiar names, but contrasts with other lists. Gleanings. The World's Worst Places To Be
Beyond Asia Bibi: International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2015
(UPDATED) A roundup of the good and the bad reported by international religious freedom watchdogs.
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) highlighted the same trend earlier this year in its latest report. USCIRF broadened
Relationship Counseling for Federal Advocates of Religious FreedomSubscriber Access Only
After last year's Turkey tiff, GAO wants State Department and USCIRF to patch things up.
Gleanings. Relationship Counseling for Federal Advocates of Religious Freedom. After last year's Turkey tiff, GAO wants State Department and USCIRF to patch things up.
It's Official: Terrorists Are Now the Persecuted Church's Greatest Threat
State Department releases latest report on religious freedom in nearly 200 countries.
State Department releases latest report on religious freedom in nearly 200 countries.
The Story Behind One of the Most Ironic Religious Freedom Lawsuits Ever FiledSubscriber Access Only
The religious discrimination complaint against the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom moves closer to trial.
USCIRF Exempted from Civil Rights Laws. Ghori-Ahmad filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Requiring USCIRF to Follow Civil Rights Laws.
What International Religious Freedom Groups Think of State Department vs. USCIRFSubscriber Access Only
(UPDATED) Government Accountability Office asks more than 130 NGOs to rate the two federal bodies on religious freedom.
USCIRF. The NGOs also raised some concerns, namely regarding a lack of objectivity in annual reports from both the State Department and USCIRF.
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Rwanda Weeds the Church Plants
Rwanda Weeds the Church Plants
Thousands of churches closed in attempt to curb bad buildings—and bad preaching.
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