February 10, 2018 •
Newsweek: Alexander Dvorkin Accused of Harassing Hindu Guru
In a Newsweek article February 6, staff writer Cristina Maza reports on a concerted campaign of harassment against popular Hindu religious leader Shri Prakash Ji that he claims is the work of anti-cultist Alexander Dvorkin.
February 10, 2018 •
On Uniting Religions to Protect the Rights of All Faiths
Scientology minister Rev. Eric Roux was a featured speaker at the International Convention: Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe, an Arduous Journey, organized by European Federation for Freedom of Belief (FOB) under the auspices of the OSCE, the Council of Europe and the Regional Council of Tuscany, Italy.
February 4, 2018 •
Kazakhstan: A Bleak Year for Religious Freedom
As reported in Forum 18 , there were 279 known administrative prosecutions in Kazakhstan to punish the exercising of freedom of religion or belief in 2017.
February 3, 2018 •
Australian “Red Mass” to Protect Religious Freedom
In a Red Mass in late January, Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher called on Australia’s legal professionals to protect and defend religious freedom in what he termed an age of “militant secularism.”
January 30, 2018 •
Religious Freedom: Scientology Recognized in Three New Nations
Three new nations officially recognized the Church of Scientology as a religion in 2017: Mexico, Colombia and Macedonia.
January 29, 2018 •
Baha’i Refugees Find Religious Freedom in Arizona
Praying in a private home is customary for members of the Baha’i faith. That is because in their native Iran, practicing their religion in any visible place of worship could lead to their death.
January 25, 2018 •
Brownback is the New Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, confirmed January 24 as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, assumes the position at a time of increasing government restrictions and social hostilities involving religion .
January 20, 2018 •
Catholic Scholar Interviewed About the Scientology Religion
As the International Convention on Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe gets underway in Florence, Italy, one of the keynote speakers is Professor Aldo Natale Terrin of the University of Padua, author of the book Scientology.
January 18, 2018 •
Award-Winning Author and Holocaust Survivor Dies
Aharon Appelfeld, author of 47 books, has died at 85. Known mainly for his holocaust fiction, essays and memoirs, Appelfeld received the National Jewish Book Award, the Israel Prize and France’s Prix Médicis . He was appointed Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
January 17, 2018 •
Convention on Law and Freedom of Belief in Florence January 18 and 19
The International Convention on Law and Freedom of Belief in Europe begins January 18 at the Saint Apollonia Auditorium in Florence, Italy, under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.