American Family’s ‘Freedom Trek’ in the Rockies Rallies Support for the Uyghurs in China
An American family has taken to the Colorado wilderness to focus public attention on human rights abuse occurring 6,700 miles away in China’s northwestern Xinjiang province, home to the minority Muslim Uyghur community.
Pope Celebrates Catholic Church’s First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly
Pope Francis initiates World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly, urging people everywhere to reach out to older generations.
Anglican Church’s Apology for the Expulsion of the Jews From Medieval England
The Church of England has revealed plans to apologize, for the first time since it was established in 1534 , for the 1222 expulsion of Jews from medieval England.
Christian Organizations Fear for the Safety of Jailed Cuban Pastors
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Christian and religious freedom advocacy groups call for the release of two pastors detained by authorities in Cuba July 11 for joining widespread antigovernment demonstrations in the Caribbean nation.
Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Share the Secret of Finding ‘Happiness in Troubled Times’
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the irrepressible spiritual duo, Nobel Peace Laureates and self-described “mischievous brothers ” known for their playful banter, are the stars in a new film that explores their extraordinary friendship spanning decades.
Priest on a Mission to Change Perception of Deafness
A Catholic cleric who is among roughly two-dozen deaf priests worldwide is on a mission to change the perception of deafness so it is treated as a culture not a disability.
COVID-19 Risks Prompt Saudi Arabia to Restrict Hajj for a Second Year
As in 2020, foreigners eager to perform Islam’s holiest pilgrimage, the Hajj, will not be permitted to enter the kingdom of Saudi Arabia because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.
Bipartisan Support Confirms America’s Commitment to Religious Freedom
Among those to address the three-day International Religious Freedom Summit July 13-15 include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (via video) and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, confirming the importance placed on the issue by both sides of the aisle.
Six More Members of Iran’s Minority Bahá’í Faith Sentenced to Prison
A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced six citizens of the minority Bahá’í faith to a total of 73 years and six months in prison for engaging in activities related to children’s education and promoting their religion on social media.
Sikh Humanitarian Groups Come to the Aid of COVID-19 Victims in India
As India braces for a third wave of COVID-19 infections, faith-based Sikh nongovernment organizations are providing life-saving oxygen concentrators free of cost to people who have trouble breathing.