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Day 1: Christmas Gift! - Yule Blog
Day 1: Christmas Gift!

The manger scene these days really is the face of Christmas for most people and, perhaps not surprisingly, it is one of the aspects of the season that keeps causing trouble.

Église Saint-Sauveur in Crest, France, in December 2021. L'odyssée Belle, via Unsplash.
Does Protecting the French Nation Trample on Religious Freedom?

On December 9, 2020, Macron’s government introduced a bill that sought to address the violence perpetrated by Islamic extremists. But questions abound regarding the new law and religious freedom.

Bottom-Up Hope: Local Governments Bolstering Religious Pluralism in Turkey - Ekrem Imamoglu - Istanbul
Bottom-Up Hope: Local Governments Bolster Religious Pluralism in Turkey

While religious minorities go back and forth between being scapegoats and props, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu has demonstrated that municipalities can play a key role in making their religious minority residents feel welcome as equal citizens and valued stakeholders.

Be Hopeful as Near East Peace Comes Closer
Be Hopeful as Near East Peace Comes Closer

That Jesus Christ’s two advents are set against the backdrop of a region rarely associated with good news is ironic, but this year that irony is less obvious. Good things are happening in the Near East if you know where to look.

Pass the BURMA Act
Pass the BURMA Act

Covering everything from sanctions and import prohibitions to humanitarian aid, the BURMA Act is one of the most comprehensive pieces of proposed legislation to address the coup.

Middle Eastern Christians and Religious Persecution
Middle Eastern Christians and Religious Persecution

Matt Anderson spoke about the situation of Middle Eastern Christians during our annual conference.

A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians - Country of Particular Concern - Religious Freedom
A Shocking Reversal: The US Officially Turns a Blind Eye to Nigeria’s Endangered Christians

The US has inexplicably removed Nigeria from its State Department list of Countries of Particular Concern (CPC). To some, that may sound like innocuous paperwork or an ambassadorial feel-good gesture. But, in fact, this de-listing of Nigeria’s CPC designation is an outrageous betrayal of an already brutalized Christian community.

Social Dimensions and Religious Freedom in International Affairs
Social Dimensions and Religious Freedom in International Affairs

At the Christianity and National Security Conference in Washington, DC, Jennifer Patterson talked about the social dimensions of religious freedom and public diplomacy.

Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?
Lift US Sanctions on the Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria?

The Autonomous Administration for North and East Syria (AANES) is seeking international recognition as a legitimate government, but currently it is campaigning the US to lift sanctions on its territory.

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