Religious Persecution In Nigeria ‘Has Gotten Worse’: Aid Groups

Religious freedom advocates are confused over the omission of Nigeria from a U.S. State Department list of countries known for having the world’s worst attacks on Christians. “We’re baffled,” said Ed Clancy, of Brooklyn-based Aid to the Church in Need-U.S. “By every single measure, Nigeria has gotten worse.”

Asia Bibi Appeals for the Repeal of Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

During the presentation of a report on religious freedom produced by a papal charitable foundation, Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian who spent eight years on death row on blasphemy charges, appealed to her country’s government to put an end to this discriminatory law.

Speakers Describe Equality Act Problems for Catholics

The Equality Act would dramatically expand the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. But proponents held a recent webinar to explain how this act severely damage to religious freedom in the U.S.

Protestors At U.N. Accuse China’s Government of Brutality

Protestors representing ethnic minority groups under the control of China gathered Dec. 10 near the United Nations headquarters to assail China’s government for alleged crackdowns on friends and family in their homelands. Religious freedom was among their top concerns.

Analysis: Should Hong Kong Crackdowns Count as ‘Anti-Christian Persecution’?

Prison sentences handed down this week for three young pro-democracy activists, in tandem with the arrest of media tycoon Jimmy Lai, has been largely read as the latest chapter in China tightening its grip on Hong Kong and eviscerating the principle of “one nation, two systems” under which the territory was transferred to Chinese control in 1997.