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Religious Freedom

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

In an initiative spearheaded by BJC, Christian leaders are calling out Christian nationalism as a distortion of ‘the Christian faith and America’s constitutional democracy.’ […] Read More

For many around the globe, the lack of religious freedom isn’t just a matter of being expected to serve a population they dislike or debating a religious symbol on government grounds. It’s life or death. Consider the Yazidis. […] Read More

Christianity in China is growing at a rate not seen since the 1930s. Despite political restrictions and regulations on constructing church buildings, Christians adapt to meeting in hotels or private premises for worship services. […] Read More

Christians, or anyone for that matter, should never be asked to jeopardize their conscience, but they should also not be allowed to discriminate in the public square based upon their faith. Over all else, love must prevail. […] Read More

Many Baptist core beliefs, while grounded in Scripture, reflect central themes of U.S. history and are a tenor of our times. While U.S. Baptists love and honor their nation, their ultimate loyalty must be to Christ and his reign. […] Read More

Noting a few positive examples of steps taken to promote religious freedom in 2018, an annual government report on religious freedom focused largely on violations of the right to exercise faith freely and without fear. […] Read More