Religious freedom/Religious liberty


Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 25 2021

Special report: Church building in Belarus seized, religious freedom remains under attack

Government authorities in Minsk, Belarus, on Feb. 17 seized the building of New Life Church, the largest and most influential evangelical church…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 23 2021

Congress to consider Equality Act, expansion of definition of ‘sex’ under civil rights protections

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled for a floor vote on a controversial bill titled the Equality Act. This legislation,…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 18 2021

French bill to combat Islamist extremism could prohibit all religious freedom, critics say

France’s National Assembly, the lower house of the French Parliament, approved on Feb. 16 a law to fight Islamist extremism and separatism…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 15 2021

Supreme Court rejects California worship ban

In a 6–3 opinion, the Supreme Court on Feb. 5 halted California’s prohibition of indoor worship in most of the state, previously the most…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 10 2021

More than 100 killed in Islamic extremist attacks in the Congo

In the past few weeks more than 100 people have been killed by an Islamic extremist group in a series of attacks in the eastern region of Democratic…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Feb. 1 2021

Christian sisters slain in Pakistan after refusing to convert to Islam

LAHORE, Pakistan — Two Christian sisters whose supervisors tried to pressure them to convert to Islam and marry them were found slain Jan.…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Jan. 28 2021

Courts still issuing pandemic rulings on abortion, religious liberty

Federal courts continue to weigh in on government restrictions affecting abortion and religious freedom during the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S.…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Jan. 27 2021

Muslim husband in Uganda beats wife for becoming a Christian

BUGIRI DISTRICT, Uganda — A Muslim husband beat his wife and forced her to ingest a toxic pesticide because she had become a Christian. Zubeda…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Jan. 21 2021

Christian girl, 12, kidnapped, forced to marry

FAISALABAD, Pakistan — A 12-year-old Christian girl kidnapped last year and forced to marry a 45-year-old Muslim man was found chained…

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Religious freedom/Religious liberty | Jan. 14 2021

More Christians killed in Nigeria than other countries

Nigeria has moved into the top 10 on Open Doors’ World Watch List due to the number of Christians there who are being killed for their faith.…

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