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.