October 24, 2021 •
Religious and Human Rights Groups Advocate for 2,763 Missing Yazidi Women and Children
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top European Union, British and Canadian officials urged to persist in locating nearly 3,000 Yazidi women and children missing since captured seven years ago
September 7, 2021 •
Christian Couple, Held on Death Row in Pakistan for Blasphemy, Now Free
Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar, acquitted of blasphemy charges after spending seven years on death row in Pakistan, have been granted asylum in Europe.
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.
Islamic Leader Calls For an ‘End to Acts of Terror’ in Nigeria
An Islamic scholar has urged the government of Nigeria to take “decisive action” against the activities of the terrorist group Boko Haram.
USCIRF Releases Groundbreaking Report on Religious Freedom in Russia
A July 17 report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) calls for the U.S. government to publicly censure Alexander Dvorkin for ongoing disinformation campaign against religious minorities.
February 19, 2020 •
Catholic Monk Held Captive by ISIS Believes in Peace
A Syrian-Catholic monk kidnapped and held hostage for nearly five months by Islamic State militants believes he is still alive because of the humanitarian work he did among Muslims displaced during the war in Syria in the years before he was abducted.
December 19, 2019 •
India’s New Citizenship Law Provokes Mass Protests and Violence
Violent unrest has erupted across India over a contentious new citizenship law that offers immunity to undocumented immigrants from half a dozen religious faiths but excludes Muslims.
September 26, 2019 •
The Release of Asia Bibi Fosters Hope for Religious Freedom in Pakistan
The release of Asia Bibi on May 8, 2019, has brought hope to the international religious community for greater tolerance of religious minorities in Pakistan.
Anti-Conversion Laws a Concern of the USCIRF
A special report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom focuses on anti-conversion laws in South Asia.
India’s Indigenous Faiths Rally to Demand Their Rights
Some 10,000 men and women belonging to indigenous faiths joined forces April 24 in the town of Gumla in Jharkhand to demand recognition of their traditional religions.