News Archive

RLP Releases Joint Statement on the Current Political Crisis in Myanmar

June 7, 2021

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), an international coalition of Christian organisations, released a Statement this week on Myanmar, condemning the illegal coup of last February by the military and expressing deep concern about the suppression on any perceived threat to their power, including religious communities and religious leaders. “We watched with uneasiness the gross violation…

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Refugees and Religious Liberty

February 28, 2021

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), in cooperation with the Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) and World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) hosted a webinar on February 24 on “Refugees and Religious Liberty.” The goal of the event was to explore the overlap in issues between the large numbers of refugees and asylum seekers and their religious reasons for…

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The Crisis of Christian Persecution in Nigeria

February 24, 2021

Since 2015, over 12,000 Christians have been killed in Nigeria. Countless more believers have been gravely injured, displaced, kidnapped, or have simply disappeared. Read (and download) this well-written and comprehensive report on Nigeria from Lela Gilbert, Senior Fellow of International Religious Freedom at the Family Research Council (FRC), an RLP Associate Member.  

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Betrayed, Watched and Martyred: 5 Trends in Persecution

January 16, 2021

With the release of the 2021 World Watch List, the Open Doors researchers also identify and outline five major trends in persecution against Christians. Betrayed, watched and martyred: 5 major trends in persecution against Christians

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RLP Roundtable on India

November 2, 2020

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) held a virtual Roundtable on India, October 28, 2020. Focused on understanding the current challenging context in India, as well as recommending actions in response key leaders from 20+ countries participated in the event. Moderated by RLP Chairman Mervyn Thomas, presenters for this fourth RLP Roundtable included Tehmina Aorora from…

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International Religious Liberty Advocacy

October 28, 2020

This unique resource, International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs, by H. Knox Thames, Chris Seiple and Amy Rowe, is designed to equip activists and policymakers with an intimate knowledge of the governmental institutions, NGOs, and laws that work to safeguard religious liberty across the world. Beginning with an overview of…

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For the Survival of the Church: What Our Theology Has to Do with Persecution

October 2, 2020

For Helene Fisher and Elizabeth Miller of Open Doors International, what Christians believe about men and women matters to the literal survival of the church. By investigating the gender-specific aspects of religious persecution, they’ve uncovered the complex and detrimental impact that gender stereotypes and inequalities have on the stability of the Christian church under pressure…

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How are anti-missionary laws influencing the evangelical church in Russia?

September 28, 2020

“It is remarkable that even during a pandemic there have been numerous instances of limiting the religious freedom of evangelical believers in Russia, mostly fines for distributing spiritual literature and bans on conducting worship services. The fact that the state is so active in its attempts to control the activity of evangelical communities even in…

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RLP Holds Roundtable on Nigeria

September 18, 2020

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) held a virtual Roundtable on Nigeria, September 16, 2020. Focused on recommending joint action regarding the violence taking place in Nigeria, ninety key leaders from 20+ countries participated in the event. Moderated by RLP Chairman Mervyn Thomas, presenters for this third RLP Roundtable included Lord David Alton, Member of the…

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COVID-19 and Refugees

September 12, 2020

The UNHCR has just released exceptionally helpful maps, statistics, and other facts on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s forcibly displaced peoples. Includes specific sections on asylum, repatriation, and resettlement. Click here to see the interactive storymap.  

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