Asian Bishops Concerned Over the Impact of China’s New National Security Law on Religious Freedom
As China began rolling back the administrative autonomy of Hong Kong with its new national security law, one of Asia’s leading Catholic prelates expressed apprehension about the ultimate impact of this action on religious freedom.
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 .
November 25, 2018 •
A Series of Week-Long Courses Explore Religious Freedom Issues
Six week-long graduate-level courses offered by the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute focus on creating greater understanding of the First Amendment and its application in today’s world. These curricula are offered to fill the gap in most people’s education.
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.
New French Terrorism Laws May Undermine Rights and Freedoms
Special Rapporteur on the protection of human rights in the context of countering terrorism voices concern about the effect of anti-terrorism laws in France.
Speaker of the House Makes Appointment to the USCIRF
On May 21, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan reappointed Kristina Arriaga to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Five days earlier, President Trump appointed Gary L. Bauer, Nadine Maenza, and Johnnie Moore to the Commission.
The Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms
Professor Pieter Coertzen, chairperson of the South Africa Council for Religious Rights and Freedoms, and professor Rassie Malherbe, advisor to the Council, have written the Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms.
The Role of Religious Freedom in Building Safe, Happy and Successful Societies
Religious freedom advocates address the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief of the UK.
Religious Freedom and Free Speech Get High Marks by Millennials, New Survey Finds
A survey released May 1 by the Fund for American Studies (TFAS) found that 93 percent of millennials support religious freedom and 92 percent support free speech.
January 15, 2017 •
Celebrating Milestones in Human Progress on January 15 and 16
January 15 is World Religion Day inaugurated in 1950 in celebration of spiritual unity and peace among religious faiths. This year, this holiday comes the day before this nation celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, one of the world’s great spiritual leaders.