International Religious Liberty

Religious Liberty in Italy after World War II

In the following article from 75 years ago, Howard V. Yergin warned Americans about the emerging Italian constitution that would effectively privilege Catholics and treat religious minorities less favorably.

After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms
After a Slaughter in Nigeria, a Dust Up over Terms

The mass murder of praying congregants in a Nigerian church was horrific enough. But even worse was the daft conclusion of Irish President Michael Higgins that it was another grim consequence of climate change.

Niebuhr’s European Impressions: From Truman Doctrine to State Churches
Niebuhr’s European Impressions: From Truman Doctrine to State Churches

After traveling through Europe in 1947—including to Scotland, Amsterdam, and Switzerland—Reinhold Niebuhr wrote some reflections, including on state churches, the Truman Doctrine, Christian political parties, and more.

Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria
Fulani Pastor Martyred on Good Friday Near Jos, Nigeria

On Easter weekend Christians the world over prayed; some went to church. In Nigeria’s Plateau State, a Fulani pastor was martyred.

The Latest Arrests of Pro-Democracy Leaders in Hong Kong Lend Urgency to Extending Refugee Status to Persecuted Hong Kongers

More pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong have been arrested—including, astoundingly, a 90-year-old renowned Catholic cardinal, Joseph Zen.

Protestant Christians in Turkey Exposed to Discrimination, Deportations, Hate Speech
Protestant Christians in Turkey Exposed to Discrimination, Deportations, Hate Speech

There is also a growing Christian demographic group in Turkey: converts to Christianity, many of whom converted to a Protestant church. They increasingly face discrimination.

Canadian Government Panel Advocates Religious Test for Military Chaplains
Canadian Government Panel Advocates Religious Test for Military Chaplains

The Canadian government released a report that addresses “Re-Defining Chaplaincy.” It reveals both secularist bigotry and the current Canadian government’s continuing campaign to use state funds to support the current government’s “values,” even though those purported values have no legal grounding.

Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day
Nigeria’s Christians Face Increasing Violence Day after Day

In Nigeria—Africa’s most populous country—violence and bloodshed continue to surge, week after week, month after month. Tragically, our Christian brothers and sisters are the primary targets of Islamist terrorism—murders, rapes, kidnapping, and never-ending threats of more.

Recognizing Warning Signs on the Path to Genocide - Rohingya - Burma
Recognizing Warning Signs on the Path to Genocide

Violations of religious freedom have been a significant factor in creating the conditions that marked the “path to genocide.” Therefore, protecting religious freedom will be critical for those looking to walk with the “Rohingya on this path out of genocide.”