WASHINGTON (RNS) When three in four nations restrict religious speech and practice, it’s a “crisis,” said the director of the Religious Freedom Project at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs.
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Iranian-American Saeed Abedini was sentenced by an Iranian court in 2013 to eight years in prison for allegedly compromising Iran’s national security by setting up home-based Christian churches there.
HONOLULU (Reuters) Under a new law in Hawaii, the dead can now be put to rest following an ancient Hawaiian custom called “clean burial” in which only a person’s bones are buried.
(RNS) The religious abuses are among a host of widespread human rights violations that are forcing its citizens to undertake deadly voyages to Europe through North Africa, the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights said.
(RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Yein Reith, both from the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church, have been charged with undermining the constitutional system and spying.
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
(RNS) Christian leaders have issued a call to civil authorities to preserve “the unique meaning of marriage in the law” — but also to “protect the rights of those with differing views of marriage.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) If the holdouts eventually abandon their religious opposition to homosexuality, it will be because of persuasion, not coercion.
(RNS) The pattern is clear: Whenever established power brokers have felt threatened in America’s history, they have responded by stirring up sexual fears.