WASHINGTON (RNS) The Iranian government sentenced Abedini to eight years in prison after convicting him of “undermining” the government by spreading his religious beliefs.
Articles tagged “religious persecution”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The number of countries in the region with sectarian or communal violence between religious groups doubled from five to 10 during 2011, a year that coincided with most of the political uprisings of Arab Spring.
(RNS) What was supposed to be a slamdunk for nontheists has become a slap in the face as a petition on behalf of a jailed Indonesian atheist failed to attract even one-third of the signatures it needed to gain White House attention. By Kimberly Winston.
HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. (RNS) Facing a deportation order, Saul Timisela has instead sought sanctuary at the Reformed Church of Highland Park, where the pastor is trying to save 80 Indonesian refugees who fled their country to escape religious persecution more than a decade ago. By Bob Considine.