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Christian and Muslim Leaders Agree on Legitimacy of Evangelism
World Evangelical Alliance and Nahdlatul Ulama sign “The Nation’s Mosque Statement” on sidelines of 2021 International Religious Freedom Summit, seeking a “harmonious world order.”
Summit Produces a ‘Pentecost’ Moment for International Religious Freedom
First IRF summit led by civilians not governments pulls off bipartisan participation as attendees welcome news on next ambassador.
Will Central Asia Become ‘Stans’ for Religious Freedom?
Kazakhstan pledges improvements at 2021 IRF Summit in Washington DC, following footsteps of neighboring Uzbekistan.
New Museum Stakes Claim for the Bible in US History—Right Next to the Liberty Bell
Faith and Liberty Discovery Center traces Scripture’s presence at America’s founding and reminds visitors that “faith guides liberty toward justice.”
Evangelicals Ask Pope Francis to Help Save Lebanon
Visiting the Vatican for a Christian summit, leaders explain why the problems of sectarian politics have become unbearable.
Messianic Jews Say ‘Fake Rabbi’ Was Wrong Way to Reach the Ultra-Orthodox
Unpacking the motives of an accused undercover American in Israel and lessons learned for Christians wanting to engage Haredi Jews.
Lebanon’s Christian Schools Are Full of Muslims—and They Need Help
Devastating deflation means evangelical and Catholic schools can barely pay teachers and keep classes open. Yet it’s cheaper than ever for the global church to support them.
The American Mosque: More Suburban, Less Conversion
As “mosque planting” and “unmosqued youth” increasingly resemble patterns in the church, evangelical experts reflect on implications for faith and witness.
Algeria Returns a Historic Church, But Stops Christian Worship at 20 Others
One court yields keys to colonial-era worship site, while another issues verdict for prominent pastor facing proselytism charges.
Fortress Europe: As Islam Expands, Should the US Imitate the ‘Christian’ Continent?
As anti-Muslim sentiment grows in the West, European evangelical consultant urges a better response than burqa bans.
Rockets, Riots, Sermons, and Soccer: Christian Views on the Conflict in Gaza and Israel
(UPDATED) How a dozen Messianic Jews and Palestinian Christians are trying to minister across the divide as Hamas and the IDF war once again.
Just a Bill: Religious Freedom Consensus Rarely Voted into Law
Latest IRF scorecard grades each member of US Congress, as State Department releases annual report on 200 countries and territories.
Genocide in Tigray? Ethiopian Christians Debate Orthodox Patriarch’s Claim
US ambassador meets with Abune Mathias in Addis Ababa after provocative video released.
Christian Street Artist Honors Beirut Explosion Victims with 204 Illegal Portraits
Inspired by Makoto Fujimura, an American evangelical partners with Lebanese art institute to equally dignify every death.
Divided They Stand: Evangelicals Split Up in Politics to Keep Ukraine Conservative
Buffeted by Russia, corruption, and culture war pressures, believers surge in national elections.
Anticipating Biden on Genocide, Armenians Fear Cultural One in Azerbaijan
Vanishing church in Nagorno-Karabakh highlights feared erasure of Christian heritage, but also countercharge of destructive occupation.
Bibles Get American Pastor Tangled Up in Turkish Politics
In Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus, another Andrew Brunson-style case is brewing.
3 Fewer Hot Spots for Trump-Biden Handover on Religious Freedom
USCIRF chair Gayle Manchin explains why 22nd annual report by US watchdog agency reduces tally of offending nations, yet too many on black list still “don’t seem to care.”
ISIS Executes Christian Businessman Kidnapped in Egypt’s Sinai
Family mourn yet celebrate martyrdom of Coptic grandfather who financed the only church in his city, so as to build “a home in heaven.”
Died: Ashur Eskrya, Champion of Iraq’s Displaced Christians
President of the Assyrian Aid Society–Iraq (AASI) passes away from COVID-19 complications.