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August 12, 2017   •   

Scientology on Newseum’s “5 Minutes of Religious Freedom”

In an interview published by Religious Freedom Center , Rev. Susan Taylor, Public Affairs Director of the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C., spoke of the importance the Scientology religion places on religious freedom.

August 12, 2017   •   

Attacks Against Christians in India on the Rise

Last year India was listed at number 15 on the World Watch List of the 50 most difficult countries for Christians to live in. In 2017, the country has seen nearly as many attacks against Christians so far as in all of 2016.

August 8, 2017   •   

New Smithsonian Exhibit Documents Religious Diversity in Early America

A Catholic Sun article, excerpted here, on the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” details some of its most interesting features.

August 5, 2017   •   

Syriac Christian Properties Expropriated by Turkish Government

Some 100 Syriac Christian properties including monasteries, churches and cemeteries have been liquidated and transferred to the Treasury: Two functioning monasteries and lands adjacent to the 4th-century Mor Gabriel Monastery belonging to Turkey’s oldest indigenous culture.

August 4, 2017   •   

European Court of Human Rights Complaint on the Right to Share One’s Beliefs

Human Rights Without Frontiers reports that Donald Jay Ossewaarde, an American national who has lived in Oryol, Russia, since 2005, filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights March 30, 2017, based on his arrest and conviction of violating Article 5.

August 3, 2017   •   

ICCPR Concluding Observations of Second Periodic Review of Liechtenstein Regarding Religious Freedom

In its second periodic report on Liechtenstein July 4 and 5, 2017, the Human Rights Committee expressed concerns regarding the impact that manifestations of the close link between State and church in the country could have for the protection of freedom of religion.

August 2, 2017   •   

Russian Punk Rocker Fyodor Chistyakov Defects to U.S.

Today’s Radio Free Europe headline is an eerie reminder of an era when artist defections drew the attention of the free world to the repression of human rights in the Soviet Union.

August 1, 2017   •   

FECRIS Vice President Justifies Russian Repression of Jehovah’s Witnesses

In a statement so duplicitous it makes a mockery of credibility, Alexander Dvorkin, vice-president of the European antisect organization FECRIS, funded by the French government, claims that recent actions against innocent members of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia were carried out to protect the h

July 31, 2017   •   

Daily Caller Exposes French Campaign Behind Russia’s Ban of Jehovah’s Witnesses

An article July 23 by Daily Caller columnist Joshua Gill exposes the “French Connection” in the Russian Supreme Court’s July 17 ban on the Jehovah’s Witnesses, showing it was the result of a conspiracy funded by the French government, blessed by the Russian Orthodox Church, and sanctioned by the Put

July 29, 2017   •   

President Trump Nominates Kansas Governor Sam Brownback for Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom (IRF)

If the Senate approves his nomination as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will face unprecedented challenges in discharging his new responsibilities.