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September 13, 2018   •   

All-Faiths Network: The Religious Precedents of Human Rights

This summer’s All Faiths Network “Human Rights and Religion” forum in the UK focused on religious antecedents to the modern concept of universal human rights.

September 11, 2018   •   

Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh’s Testimony on Religious Freedom

U.S. Court of Appeals Justice Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court to succeed retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, was grilled this week by senators intent on plumbing the conservative Catholic juror’s stand on hot-button issues.

September 10, 2018   •   

Creation of the Universe Celebrated

This year, those of the Jewish faith celebrated the anniversary of the creation of the universe for two days beginning on sundown September 9 and ending at nightfall on September 11.

September 9, 2018   •   

Faith Leaders Sign Declaration of Religious Freedom

Religious leaders gathered last week at the Church of Scientology of Bogotá for an interreligious prayer service and to sign the Interconfessional Declaration of Religious Freedom in Colombia.

September 8, 2018   •   

China Escalates the Pressure on Tibetan Buddhists

Through 60 years of occupation by China, Tibet has continued to assert its unique culture and Buddhist religion.

September 6, 2018   •   

USCIRF Calls for the Release of Pastor Nadarkhani

Iranian Christian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani is serving 10 years in Iran’s notorious Ervin Prison. He and three members of his congregation were arrested in July.

September 4, 2018   •   

Sleeping Giant: Awakening the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Dec. 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was ratified in Paris. Forty-eight nations signed the Declaration, which, in article 18, enshrines freedom of religion.

September 4, 2018   •   

The Film Diversity: A Mosaic of Canada’s Many Faiths

The Armenian Diocese of Canada and the Canadian Youth Interfaith Network joined forces to create a documentary to bridge cultural and religious differences among Canada’s many ethnic and faith communities.

September 3, 2018   •   

CESNUR Paper Sheds Light on the Anti-Religious Movement

One aspect of “fake news” that gets little airplay in the media is the false information generated and spread by the anti-religious movement.

August 26, 2018   •   

White House Increases the Pressure on Turkey Over Pastor Brunson’s Release

On Sunday, August 19, the White House refused to negotiate with Turkey over fines until pastor Andrew Brunson is returned home to the U.S.