Human Rights/Freedom

Asia | May. 22 2014

Christian girl raped, held from medical care

MALHE KI, Pakistan — Threats by the Muslim family of a villager in Punjab Province of Pakistan who raped a 7-year-old Christian girl prevented... [READ MORE]

Europe | May. 22 2014

Security officials in Eritrea arrest 5 more Christians

ASMARA, Eritrea — Eritrea is again persecuting officially recognized religious bodies with the arrest in late April of five Christians... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | May. 1 2014

New Jersey lawsuit seeks to ban Pledge of Allegiance, claims religious discrimination

The American Humanist Association (AHA) is suing a New Jersey school district for its recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public classrooms.... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Apr. 10 2014

‘Heartbeat’ bill fails during final hours of state legislative session

A House-passed bill that would have banned abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected failed to pass its final hurdle in the Alabama... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Apr. 3 2014

World Vision reverses decision on same-sex ‘marriage’ hiring policy

Leading Southern Baptists are thanking World Vision U.S. for reversing a two-day-old change in its employee conduct policy that would have allowed... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Apr. 3 2014

High Court hears ‘landmark’ religious liberty case

Do business owners have the right to exercise their religious beliefs despite what a government decree requires?  The answer could have... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Mar. 20 2014

40 Days for Life campaign aims to end abortion in Alabama, nation

A few months ago, a young mother in Alabama visited an abortion clinic with her parents in tow. Standing outside this particular clinic... [READ MORE]

Alabama News | Mar. 13 2014

Baldwin Baptists helping victims of sex, labor trade

National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) is in the last year of a four-year emphasis on human exploitation. The educational resources, real-life... [READ MORE]

Africa | Feb. 6 2014

Millions of African children exploited by forced labor in slave-like conditions

A young child sits on the side of the road in Madagascar crushing rocks with a hammer almost too heavy for him to hold. Another accidently... [READ MORE]

Human Rights/Freedom | Jan. 24 2014

Moore opposes medical marijuana

The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) top public-policy expert says any therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana are outweighed by costs... [READ MORE]