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RLP 2024 Consultation

November 20, 2023

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) is pleased to announce that the RLP 2024 Annual Consultation will be held 8-11 April 2024 in Toronto, Canada! The RLP annual consultation is a unique platform that brings together RLP member organizational CEOs and other key leaders from the political, academic, and missional community to build relationships, discuss and…

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Sri Lankan Lawyer Becomes the First RLP Executive Director

May 20, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19 May 2022.  The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) announced this week that Roshini Wickremesinhe will become its first Executive Director. Ms. Wickremesinhe has been a human rights advocate, writer, researcher, and trainer on religious freedom and human rights for 20 years. “Ms. Wickremesinhe has been a strong advocate and tireless worker for…

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Religious Liberty Partnership Holds 2022 Consultation in Warsaw, Poland

April 20, 2022

The Religious Liberty Partnership (RLP) held its 2022 Consultation in Warsaw, Poland. About 90 CEOs and key Christian leaders from over 30 countries participated in the gathering, which is normally held annually but had been postponed the past two years because of Covid restrictions. “The primary focus of the event was on Eurasia and Central…

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Trends from the 2022 World Watch List

February 6, 2022

Persecution of Christians has reached the highest levels since the Open Doors World Watch List began nearly 30 years ago. More than 360 million Christians suffer high levels of persecution and discrimination for their faith. In the 2022 World Watch List top 50 alone, 312 million  Christians face very high or extreme levels.  That is…

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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.

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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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