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Obama called to act against countries that violate religious freedomCountry/Region: North America, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Central Asia, South and East Asia, Myanmar, Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, Korea, North, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Uzbekistan, United States
The US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has criticised the State Department’s inaction regarding countries identified as “egregious religious freedom violator[s]” and called on President Obama to make a “clear, direct and specific” response.
The independent federal advisory body monitors religious freedom abuses around the world and each year produces a report...
“Reign of terror” against Christians in Central African Republic
Christians in the Central African Republic (CAR) are being targeted by Islamist militants who seized control of the country in March...
Editorial: Testimonies from a war zone: Syrian Christians share their stories
Barnabas Fund’s International Director, Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, here shares first-hand accounts from Syrian Christians who he met last week in Lebanon.
Good result for Christians in Indian state as Hindu nationalists lose power
A Hindu nationalist party, which supports extremist groups that attack and harass Christians, has lost control of Karnataka state, India, in a crushing election defeat.
Iranian Christian prisoner denied urgently-needed surgery
A Christian prisoner in Iran who is in a critical condition suffering internal bleeding has been denied proper medical attention.
Editorial: Do Muslims really want sharia and support religious freedom?
An extensive survey of Muslims conducted in 39 countries throughout the world has revealed a broad desire for the implementation of sharia law.