Tag: Freedom of Religion

Freedom of religion under threat in Ukraine amid Russian invasion

The situation in Crimea is an example of the hostile treatment by Russian authorities against religious minorities.

USCIRF hearing addresses the lack of religious freedom in Syria

Islamic groups of various kinds threaten the safety and stability of war-torn Syria

Virginia passes law defining religion as including "outward expression"

The bill was introduced by Del. Irene Shin, a Democrat representing northern Virginia

Indian authorities urge pastors to cease their religious activities

Uttar Pradesh has seen the most significant incidents of Christian persecution over the years.

Algerian Christians have been fined for “unauthorised worship”

The 11 Algerians, plus one French guest speaker, gathered in Tizi-Ouzou on December 4 for a worship event.

A renown Christian website has been closed down in China

The closure of Jona Home reflects how the Chinese authorities clamp down on Christianity.

Police track down pastor and house church members in China

Open Doors USA estimates that there are about 97 million Christians in China.

Dr. Päivi Räsänen cleared of hate speech charges

Dr. Räsänen has served as Finland's Interior Minister from 2011 to 2015.

Libyan Church seeks to appeal court eviction notice

For 51 years, the Union Church and three other Protestant multi-national churches have utilized the building for worship gathering

Ousted religious affairs minister receives 12-year sentence from Junta

Aung Sang Suu Kyi is facing nearly a dozen charges that carry a combined maximum prison sentence of more than 100 years.