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Results for Religious Persecution

Pope Francis Charges Cardinals to Oppose 'Any Discrimination'
Originally Posted: 02/24/2014 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Pope Francis created his first batch of new cardinals on Saturday and used the ceremony to launch a new appeal for peace amid the violence racking so many countries. Pope Francis ...

Holy Innocents in Pakistan
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Magazine Article

Leonard Rodgers Decades ago, Christians and Muslims mingled at Youth for Christ events in Peshawar. What happened? ...

Study: Religious Oppression Rises Despite Arab Spring
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 9:39am | Type: Blog

People who hoped the Arab Spring would lead to greater religious freedom across the Middle East have been sorely disappointed, and a new Pew study confirms that the region has grown even more repressive for va ...

Is Religious Freedom At Risk in U.S.?
Originally Posted: 05/31/2013 - 8:45am | Type: Blog

The panelists who came to assess the state of religious freedom in the nation accepted the point that their various faiths might not stand together on anything beyond the need to protect religious freedom, and ...

On Scripture: Faith in New Places
Originally Posted: 05/29/2013 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

A dialogue becomes possible between faith communities in the midst of the world’s brokenness, a dialogue that is rooted not in maintaining established identities but in being attentive to the cry coming from t ...

Africa Rises, China Falls on Christian Persecution List
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

The persecution of Christians “vastly rose” in 2012 as radical Islamists consolidated power in Africa, according to Open Doors, a Christian missionary organization which publishes an annual list of offending n ...

The Christian Response to Religious Extremism
Originally Posted: 09/24/2012 - 10:26am | Type: Blog

So it should shock us, surprise us, and sadden us, when we hear about tragedies like the shooting at the Sikh Gurudwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. For the victims of suck attacks – whether they are Sikh, Muslim, ...

State Department Highlights Global Religious Restrictions in New Report
Originally Posted: 07/30/2012 - 4:09pm | Type: Blog

Religious minorities continue to suffer loss of their rights across the globe, the State Department reported on Monday, with a rise in blasphemy laws and restrictions on faith practices. ...

New Trial Date for Iranian Pastor
Originally Posted: 07/06/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Blog

Youcef Nadarkhani, the 35-year-old Christian pastor has been imprisoned in Iran since October 2009 after protesting a law that all children read the Quaran and being charged with evangelizing to Muslims. The trial date has been set for Sept. 8.  From ...

Rule No. 1 of Interfaith Relations: Faith is Required
Originally Posted: 10/28/2011 - 8:02am | Type: Blog

I know that effective blog posts require some kind of news hook to get people interested, so, take your pick: Nearly two weeks ago, 24 Copts died in Egypt. I know that effective ...

Why Obama Needs an Ambassador for International Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Religious persecution remains a major problem around the world, whether by repressive governments or by one faith against another. A position of U.S. Religious persecution remains ...

Anti-Christian Violence in India
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Last week Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, and world governments (including our own) publicly spoke out on an issue that has barely broken through the international news. Last wee ...