Understanding Persecution

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Why International Religious Freedom Is Important to the Work of USAID

May 05, 2021:

By Arielle Del Turco In his first few months in office, President Biden’s administration has either canceled or put on […]


Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection

April 07, 2021:

By Dana Stancavage Barbed wire fencing, guard towers, and barracks are what I saw in July 2016 as I drove […]


Christians in the Crossfire in Ethiopia

April 05, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Recently my pastor called me and asked, “What do you know about what is happening in […]


Factsheet: Religious Freedom in Nigeria – Q4 2020

March 30, 2021:

With at least 73 incidents of militant violence in the final quarter of 2020, Nigeria continues be one of the most violent nations in the world. The two main aggressors, Boko Haram and Fulani militants…


Is There Hope for Christians in Pakistan?

March 04, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD In its most recent review of religious persecution, Open Doors World Watch List ranked Pakistan as […]


Updated Report: The Voiceless Victims of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

February 19, 2021:

According to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom’s (USCIRF) 2018 Fact­sheet on Blasphemy, roughly one-third of the world’s nations maintain a law…


The Ongoing Plight for the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

February 05, 2021:

By Guest Contributor Scott Morgan The instability in one of Africa’s most restive regions continues unabated. While most governments have […]


Religion, Tradition, and Persecution: The Plight of Christians in Mexico

February 03, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Mexico is a large diverse country which has been adversely impacted by generations of crime cartels, […]


Tempting Faiths: When Religion Comes to Power

February 01, 2021:

By Colton Grellier, JD The separation of church and state was an interesting addition to a system of government created […]


Report: The Anatomy of Genocide – Karabakh’s Forty-Four Day War

January 21, 2021:

War erupted in the South Caucasus on 27 September 2020 when Azerbaijan and Turkey launched a joint military operation named Operation Iron Fist into the…