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Will International Religious Freedom Survive the Trump Administration?

July 1, 2020

In the words of Judd Birdsall, director of the religion program at Cambridge University’s Centre for Geopolitics:  “excellent reporting from Christianity Today on the longer-term impact of the Trump Administration’s efforts on international religious freedom.”  The article includes thoughts and comments from several friends of the Religious Liberty Partnership, including Frank Wolf, Chris Seiple, Kent…

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New Report on Nigeria from APPG IFRoB, UK

June 16, 2020

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief in the United Kingdom has launched a new report in Westminster this week entitled Nigeria – Unfolding Genocide? The report launch featured speeches from the Chair of the APPG, Jim Shannon MP, Co-Chair Baroness Cox, and Rebecca Sharibu, the mother of Leah Sharibu who was…

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RLP Holds Roundtable on Covid-19 and Religious Minorities

June 12, 2020

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) held a Roundtable forum on Covid-19 and its impact on religious minorities on Tuesday, June 9.  Ninety five people from 28 countries participated and heard from several key leaders addressing how the Covid-19 pandemic has caused serious issues for people in many different countries. “The Roundtable was a real opporunity…

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US Commisison on International Religious Freedom Releases 2020 Report

April 30, 2020

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today released its 2020 Annual Report, documenting significant developments during 2019, including remarkable progress in Sudan and a sharp downward turn in India, and making recommendations to enhance the U.S. government’s promotion of freedom of religion or belief abroad in 2020.   The direct link to the…

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International Religious Freedom Revolution, by Isaac Six

March 18, 2020

Even as the world, and Washington, D.C., has turned its attention to addressing the coronavirus, a slow but persistent revolution is underway in an area of policy that usually has flown under almost everyone’s radar. That issue is international religious freedom, or IRF, as we in the business call it, and the impact of this revolution…

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Religious Liberty Partnership Postpones 2020 Consultation in Ukraine

March 14, 2020

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) in a statement this week, announced that their 2020 Consultation in Kyiv, Ukraine will be postponed until March/April 2021.  In making the announcement they referred to the restrictions and policies adopted by the Ukrainian government toward the COVID-19 virus. “We are certainly disappointed, but understand the thoughtful reasoning behind the…

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Does the Media Downplay Christian Persecution?

February 7, 2020

So is the persecution of Christians ignored in the media?  Dr. Paul Marshall, Baylor Professor and Senior Fellow of the Hudson Institute assesses and unpacks some of the reasons in this insightful interview, by Edward Pentin in the National Catholic Register. https://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/baylor-professor-assesses-the-main-factors-in-christian-persecution

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PEW Research Center’s Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World

December 7, 2019

The 10th annual report from Pew dives deeper into the ways government restrictions on religion and social hostilities involving religion have changed, from 2007 to 2017. A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World

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Ukraine’s Freedom’s Expanding – Slowly

October 9, 2019

Uzbekistan has long been one of the world’s most repressive societies. But a new president appears to be loosening the state’s grip, little by little.  Great article by Navbahor Imamova. https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2019/10/uzbekistan-freedom-slowly-expanding/599446/  

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What’s Up with Religious Freedom Worldwide?

August 5, 2019

Persecution of religious minorities, particularly Christians and Muslims, has risen around the world over the last few years, and a new trend is emerging where non-state actors are playing an increasing role in targeted attacks.  Watch Nadine Maenza, Vice Chair of the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, at the Taiwan International Religious Freedom…

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