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Obama Sifted Wheat from Chaff as He Called for Religious Freedom in India

WEA-RLC Research and Analysis Report - 1/2015  ...

Global Alliance Urges Action on North Korea Following UN Report

Religious Liberty Partnership Releases Statement on North Korea, Calls for Intervention to End Human Rights Abuses  ...

Macedonia: Archbishop Jovan Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

All Church Property Confiscated, 18 Others Sentenced  ...

First mission to Sierra Leone by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion

United Nations independent expert Heiner Bielefeldt will visit Sierra Leone from 30 June to 6 July 2013 to assess the situat  ...

Religious freedom in Viet Nam

Universal Periodic Review - 18th session of the UPR Working Group  ...

New 2012 Human Rights Violations Report by the Association of Protestant Churches (Turkey)

Committee for Religious Freedom and Legal Affairs Jan 15, 2013  ...

Report by the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, to the General Assembly of the UN

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, Heiner Bielefeldt, provides an overview of h  ...

The International Institute for Religious Freedom has a new Chair

Godfrey Yogarajah from Sri Lanka is the new Chair of its board of supervisors.  ...

Secret service agent is new main witness for the prosecution of muderers in Turkey

Many Christians have had their telephone tapped for years  ...

Christian Groups Susceptible to Violence in India

Inida: Half-Yearly Persecution Report 2012  ...

MACEDONIA: 17 Orthodox monks, nuns and believers arrested

At 7am on the 21 May 2012 Macedonian police forces with arrest warrants entered several monasteries and homes of the members  ...

Why Terrorists are after Africa’s Christians

WEA-RLC Research and Analysis Report - 5/2012  ...

Indonesia: EU Dialogue Should Press for Progress on Rights

Raise Religious Freedom and Peaceful Political Expression  ...

National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka condemns siege of mosque

On 25th of April, 2012, the general secretary of National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka , established 1952 and  ...

The World’s Worst Religious Persecutors

Today, the U.S. Commission on International Human Rights (Uscirf) released its 14th annual report, which it is mandated to d  ...

Turkmenistan: Religious freedom survey, March 2012

Ahead of the examination of Turkmenistan's record under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at  ...

The Crisis of Religious Freedom

New Issue of IJRF Now Available Online  ...

International Journal for Religious Freedom Accredited

South African Department for Higher Education and Training put IJRF on the list of approved journals  ...

Interview with Zekai Tanyar, the Chair of the Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey

The Association of Protestant Churches in Turkey which represents most of the churches of the small Protestant community has  ...

Newest numbers on persecution of Christians in India in EFI report

The Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) has issued the newest HAlf-Yearly Persecution Report 2011. EFI recorded 64 instanc  ...

Statement of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance

Kazakhstan’s New Restrictions Not Aimed at Curbing Extremism  ...

Stellenbosch University honours Co-Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom with Appointment as Professor

The religious freedom expert and missiologist Dr Christ  ...

Pastor’s Death Sentence Exposes Death of Iran’s Conscience

Statement of the Religious Liberty Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance  ...

A new Page of History is Written

“Christian Witness in a Multi-Religious World: Recommendations for Conduct” published  ...

Implementing Religious Freedom Worldwide

Resolution by the CDU Federal Committee on Development Cooperation and Human Rights of 19 April 2011 (chair: Arnold Vaatz MP  ...

Dangerous trends in religious freedom worldwide

People across the world are suffering from persecution. "And why are they suffering?" John Graz said. "Are they dangerous fo  ...

Religious Liberty Organizations Call Attention to Pakistan’s Endangered Christian Minority

(Herndon, Virginia, USA / Bonn, Germany / Cape Town, South Africa, 16 April 2011)  ...

Revoke provincial decrees to ban a faith

Religious Affairs Minister should be removed for promoting discrimination  ...

Extinction of Iraq’s Christians must be Prevented

Under constant Islamist attacks, over half of Iraq’s Christian community has fled the country and thousands of others are se  ...