Religious Freedom Conference at the UN Explores Solutions
International Religious Freedom: A New Era for Advocacy in Response to a New Age of Challenges and Threats at UN headquarters in New York March 1 featured international leaders in the movement to promote religious tolerance and counter oppression.
Is Religious Illiteracy at the Root of Anti-Semitism in France?
An alarming 74 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in France has focused the efforts of political and religious leaders to find a solution.
Leaders Urged to Take Action to Protect Religious Liberty
A coalition of religious and civic organizations dedicated to protecting religious freedom and human rights have sent a joint letter to United Nations special rapporteurs and government officials.
Faith and Freedom Summit II April 2 at the European Parliament
The Faith and Freedom Summit II, to be held April 2, 2019, at the EU Parliament, continues the campaign for the protection of freedom of religion or belief launched June 28, 2018.
Multifaith Coalition Demands an End to Media-Incited Acts of Violence
“Houses of Worship Must Be Sacrosanct—We Are Family—Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others.” This was the message a delegation of religious leaders presented to members of Congress and to a gathering of more than 100 religious leaders in Washington, D.C.
February 6, 2019 •
Propaganda: Its Role in Creating the Holocaust And Its Implications Today
Parallel between the events leading to Hitler’s Final Solution and today’s destructive force of anti-religious propaganda.
January 25, 2019 •
Asia Bibi—Not Guilty But Not Yet Free
For nearly a decade “Free Asia Bibi” has been the rallying cry of human rights activists around the world protesting anti-religious extremism in Pakistan.
Her case was finally heard by the Supreme Court in October 2018, where she was acquitted for lack of evidence.
January 22, 2019 •
Muslims and Jews Challenge New Law in Belgium
A law banning ritual slaughter of animals required in the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish religions went into effect in Belgium January 1.
January 11, 2019 •
Gandhi’s Religious Pluralism and What it Did for India
Although Hindu, Gandhi drew from many faiths in his philosophy and actions and his religious beliefs.
New Cathedral Dedicated on the Eve of Coptic Orthodox Christmas
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated the Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque and the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ on Coptic Christmas Eve January 6 in Egypt’s New Administrative Capital in the desert east of Cairo—symbolic of his commitment to ensure free exercise of religion in the country .