News Archive

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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Religious Liberty Partnership Holds Advocacy Roundtable

August 5, 2020

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) held it second virtual Roundtable, “Religious Freedom Advocacy in a Changing World,” on July 29, 2020.  Panelists included, Sam Brownback, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Liberty; David Anderson, Chairman of the International Panel of Paliamentarians for Freedom of Religious or Belief; and Baroness Caroline Cox, Member of the…

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Nigeria’s Silent Slaughter

August 3, 2020

The International Committee on Nigeria (ICON), a member of the Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP), launched a new report this past week that brings overwhelming evidence regarding the religious persecution and genocide that has been occurring in Nigeria over the last 20 years.  The report includes recent testimonies of some of the more than 60,000 victims…

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CLOSED DOORS: Persecuted Christians and the U.S. Refugee Processes

July 14, 2020

World Relief, a Christian humanitarian organization serving refugees and displaced people, and RLP member Open Doors USA, an international religious freedom watchdog group, published a joint report revealing a surprising 90% reduction since 2015 in the number of Christians resettled from countries where the church faces persecution. Resettlement for other religious minorities — Jewish refugees…

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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 IFoRB, 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
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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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