(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom noted “disappointing omissions” in the State Department’s new international religious freedom report, including the absence of Pakistan on its list of worst offenders.
Author Archives: Brian Pellot
About Brian Pellot
Brian Pellot is director of global strategy at Religion News Service. Before joining RNS, Brian was digital policy advisor at Index on Censorship in London and online editor at Free Speech Debate in Oxford, U.K. He speaks regularly about religious freedom, freedom of expression and internet rights. Brian is currently based in London.
(RNS) Millions of religious and non-religious people were displaced last year according to the State Department’s latest religious freedom report, which for the first time cites Turkmenistan for escalating religious freedom violations.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Reform rabbi and lawyer, Saperstein, 66, has led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for 40 years, and has spent his career in Washington, focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues.
LONDON (RNS) Religious leaders from across Africa and England came together Wednesday (June 11) to discuss the role clergy should play in preventing and responding to sexual violence.
(RNS) The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is calling for the secretary of state to add Syria and seven other countries to the list of worst religious freedom offenders.
Journalists and media experts discussed the red lines they face covering religion and religious freedom in China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Denmark and further afield during Journalism Between Red Lines: Covering Religion and Religious Freedom in a World of Conflict, an RNS/Newseum event at the Knight Conference Center in Washington, D.C., on April 9.
(RNS) Members of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom met for the first time with members of the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss a global response to religious freedom violations.
LONDON (RNS) Rinkoff Bakeries opened in 1911 when London’s Whitechapel district was a Jewish immigrant hub. The family-run bakery has evolved to serve Harrods, Google and the neighborhood’s growing Muslim community.
(RNS) Most of the world’s population (76 percent), lives in countries with high levels of social and government restrictions on religion, according to a new Pew Research Center report.