Abijah Crawford

Abijah Crawford

Abijah Crawford is a rising senior at Biola University, pursuing a degree in political science, with minors in Middle East and Islamic studies. She is a member of the Torrey Honors College and is a member of the American Enterprise Institute’s 2021 Summer Associates Program. She has previously interned with the Religious Freedom Institute and is currently a Providence intern.

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Religious Freedom in India Is in Trouble
Religious Freedom in India Is in Trouble

With the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist ideals, Muslims, Christians, and Dalits have been targets of increasing persecution at the hands of both the state and local mobs.

Afghanistan’s Religious Minorities after the US Withdraws
Afghanistan’s Religious Minorities after the US Withdraws

In a recent conversation led by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on the exodus of religious minority communities in Afghanistan, various scholars and leaders spoke on the current and anticipated plight of such groups, especially the Sikh and Hindu communities.

Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities
Options for Turkey’s Religious and Cultural Minorities

During an In Defense of Christians event, a diverse panel discussed Turkey’s current political, cultural, and religious environment, as well as potential policy options for the country to become more democratic and religiously rich.