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Religious Freedom

Religious beliefs are being used to justify discrimination around the world, a UN report found. Women, girls and LGBTQIA+ persons are most often the focus of religiously justified discrimination. […] Read More

With over two-thirds of respondents in 34 nations calling it ‘very important,’ freedom of religion is among the most highly valued rights globally, but public appreciation varies widely between nations, a report said. […] Read More

Christians experiencing high levels of persecution rose 6% in 2019 to 260 million persons, a report said. The nations where Christians face the highest persecution are North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan. […] Read More

The most significant legislation in the history of religious freedom is not well known to most US citizens. That must change because Christian nationalists are conflating religious freedom to suit their theocratic aims. […] Read More

Many US Christians believe they’re under persecution, but nothing is further from the truth. Not hearing a barista wish you a ‘Merry Christmas’ isn’t persecution. In the first century, being a Christian could end your life. […] Read More

Freedom of religion or belief was a key theme at this year’s council of the European Baptist Federation, convening in Scotland, where its top official, Tony Peck, highlighted 6 ‘impulses of hope’ across the region. […] Read More

A Myanmar military leader sued the head of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar, accusing him of ‘knowingly giving false information’ after speaking to President Trump for less than a minute about religious persecution. […] Read More

The founders of the United States didn’t rely on the Ten Commandments to forge our nation’s laws. Indeed, their goal was to ensure religion would neither control government nor contend with unnecessary government entanglement. […] Read More

Indonesia and the US are diverse countries, both undermined by nationalism. In the US, the insidious lies of Christian nationalists are that God only favors Christians and that those who are not must be converted or sent back home. […] Read More

Baptists have long been known as strong, tireless defenders of religious liberty, believing that everyone should be free to accept God’s offer of salvation and free to worship or not to worship according to the dictates of conscience. […] Read More