Understanding Persecution

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

October 06, 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…

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Afghanistan Under Taliban Rule

September 30, 2021:

By Linda Burkle. PhD I recently had lunch with Hanif, an Afghan scholar and green card holder who was caught […]

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Secular Sharia?

September 16, 2021:

The notion that Nigeria is a well-intentioned but under-resourced country struggling to contain sectarian violence is woefully incomplete. The Nigerian government may be under-resourced, but…

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Persecution Incident Report: China

September 15, 2021:

Summarizing ICC reporting on incidents of persecution in China in the year from Q3 2020 though Q2 2021, this report provides both the big-picture and the granular perspectives…

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Turkey’s Overflowing Influence: Religious Freedom Impact

September 01, 2021:

The 2016 coup attempt in Turkey ushered the nation into a new chapter, one which includes a significant emphasis on foreign policy and military expansionism. Countries previously part…

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Is Religious Freedom a Matter a National Security?

August 31, 2021:

By Arielle Del Turco As thousands of desperate Afghans hope to make their way onto airplanes headed anywhere outside the […]

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Afghanistan in Crisis

August 25, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD Prior to his departure from office, President Trump announced the withdrawal of most U.S. troops by […]

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Factsheet: Christian Persecution in Pakistan Q2 2021

August 05, 2021:

Over the months of April, May, and June of 2021, International Christian Concern (ICC) documented 27 incidents of persecution against the Christian community of Pakistan…

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Genocide in Nigeria

July 19, 2021:

By Linda Burkle, PhD “Nigeria is the most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian,” stated international human rights lawyer […]

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India’s Anti-Conversion Laws and Their Effects on the Christian Community

July 12, 2021:

Religious freedom is a fundamental right guaranteed to all Indian citizens by the country’s constitution and laws. However, the religious freedom rights of India’s religious minorities, including Christians, have been in severe decline…

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