Posts Tagged ‘religious freedom’
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
Eritrea is one of the world's worst persecutors of Christians, and also one of the world's greatest sources of refugees. Eritrean refugees and diaspora in the United States have organized and petitioned the American Government to be more aware of and proactive in combatting the grievous human rights abuses of the Asmara regime.
Friday, November 8th, 2013
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Tensions between Muslims and Christians along Kenya's coast have have historically remained hidden beneath the surface of the region's mixed culture, with antagonism only surfacing at infrequent intervals. However recent events have reignited these tensions after a radical Imam with suspected al-Shabaab ties was found dead two weeks ago. Since then, a Christian church has been burned and two pastors assassinated. Despite the historical precedent for cyclic retribution between the two major religious groups, some say that the situation now is different from past feuding. A group of Christian leaders suggests that the growing popularity of evangelical Christianity in the Muslim-majority has triggered an effort by Islamists to intimidate Christians and suppress religious freedom.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Recent mass-drownings of refugees from overcrowded ships fleeing oppression in Eritrea has briefly shifted the international spotlight onto the brutal dictatorship of Eritrean President Isias Afewerki. The Afwerki regime is suspected of funding and supporting a diverse array of terrorist groups across the Horn of Africa, and may have even played a supporting role in the recent Al Shabaab massacre in Nairobi. Although Afewerki identifies as "Christian," he is one of the world's worst persecutors of Christians. It is unclear why the West continues to tolerate this regime in the aftermath of successive humanitarian interventions across North Africa and the Middle East.
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Despite the powerful persecution visited upon Christians by the government in Mauritania, God is there... and He is answering prayers every day to strengthen and encourage His flock.
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
"Among the world's 25 most populous countries -- which account for about 75 percent of the world's population -- restriction on religions substantially increased in eight countries and did not substantially decrease in any," according to the Pew study.
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
In an ongoing series of crackdowns on Christian gatherings in Laos, six Thai Christians and one Lao student have been arrested for holding a worship service in the northern Luang Namtha province.
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
In a series of crackdowns, Lao authorities have been raiding and barring church services from taking place in Savannakhet Province. In this case, the Pastor was detained and threatened until he agreed to sign a document promising to discontinue holding church services.
Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Some 300 religious teachers from Johor national schools attended the seminar entitled “Strengthening the Faith: What is the Role of Teachers?”, which was held in the state capital Johor Baru. The seminar had attracted controversy among non-Muslims for focusing on the alleged threat of Christianisation to Islam.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Comprised of nine commissioners, USCIRF monitors and advocates for religious freedom abroad wherever that right is being abused. USCIRF also offers policy solutions to improve conditions at the critical juncture of foreign policy, national security, and international religious freedom standards.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
The month of August is the ninth month in the Islamic Calendar. This is the start of Ramadan, the time when Muslims purge themselves of sin by fasting from dusk until dawn. This is also a time of increased tension between Muslims following Ramadan, and Non Muslims who do not follow Ramadan. Increased violence during the month of Ramadan is to be expected.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Christians are facing discrimination by government officials.
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
Officials in Azerbaijan are persecuting Christians for having religious ceremonies even in private homes
Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Muslims trying to expedite ban on Bible claims that it "Causes Humiliation for Muslims"
Friday, June 10th, 2011
Eritrean Christians are fleeing to Egypt in hopes of leaving persecution. Persecution seems to follow them wherever they go.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
A Congressional hearing testimony calling for the US government's increased prioritization and real action towards promoting religious freedom worldwide.
Friday, November 19th, 2010