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Disciples of Christ Eye Convention Pullout to Protest Indiana Religious Liberty Law

March 27, 2015

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) denomination announced its governing convention may not meet in Indiana after the state approved its own version of the longstanding federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Muslims in Peshawar, Pakistan rally in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo murderer jihadists (Photo credit: EPA)

Shocking Killings In France Raises Question About Islamic Blasphemy Laws

January 14, 2015

Without a strong conviction on the rightness of true freedom, the United States cannot successfully assist freedom-lovers around the world, and is in danger of losing that freedom itself.

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Throwing Religious Freedom Under the Washington, DC Busses

December 13, 2014

The DC City Council seems to be working overtime to eviscerate the religious freedom of private schools.

International Coalition of Parliamentarians with Charter on Religious Freedom signed today (Photo credit: Embassy of Canada in Norway)

More Good News: International Coalition for Religious Freedom Launched

November 8, 2014

Oslo, Norway hosted a gathering of parliamentarians from the world over to discuss how to jointly combat rising religious persecution and protect religious freedom globally.


Supreme Court Protects Prolife Rights in Abortion Clinic Case

June 26, 2014

Moments ago, IRD staff joined the victory cheers outside of the U.S. Supreme Court as we listened to the McCullen v. Coakley ruling. This decision is not only a huge victory for the pro-life movement, but hopefully a forecast of the decisions to come regarding Hobby Lobby and religious freedom.


Something Rotten? The State of Religious Freedom in Denmark

June 18, 2014

Is something rotten in the state of Denmark with regards to same-sex marriage and religious liberty?

From left to right, Phillip Bethancourt, Samuel Rodriguez, Rick Warren, David Platt, and Russell Moore participate in an ERLC panel on religious liberty. (Photo credit: Mark Kellner)

Southern Baptists Urge Action on Religious Liberty

June 10, 2014

A group of Southern Baptist thinkers and pastors, including Pastor Rick Warren, Pastor David Platt, and Dr. Russell Moore, participated in an forum Monday evening, where they discussed religious liberty and the implications of the Hobby Lobby case.


A New Vow: Gay Rights and Religious Freedom

May 31, 2014

The question posed at the Newseum on Wednesday, May 28, took the brunt of the gay rights movement head-on as the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute and Moment Magazine co-sponsored a panel discussion titled, “Gay Rights and Religious Freedom: Is Common Ground Possible?”

U.S. citizen, Martin Wani, son of Meriam and Daniel, is in prison in Khartoum with his mother! (Photo Credit: Hardwired Global Social Justice Movement)

State Department Stands Idly By as Pregnant Christian Awaits Execution

May 17, 2014

For U.S. citizens, the first priority must be to push our own government — Congress and the Obama administration alike — into action. It is unacceptable that the wife and mother of U.S. citizens be allowed to be put in this position.


Pregnant Christian Woman Married to U.S. Citizen Sentenced to Death in Sudan

May 16, 2014

Sudanese doctor Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, a graduate of the University of Khartoum Medical School, is the beautiful wife of an American citizen, Daniel Wani, originally from South Sudan…

Pakistani police beat a Christian protesting the burning of Christian houses and belongings in Lahore March 10, 2013. (Reuters)

Commission: Sharia Source of Worldwide Religious Oppression

May 14, 2014

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s new report recommends that eight more countries be designated as Countries of Particular Concern.

The College of Bishops of the Anglican Church in North America praying for the Bishop of Iran during their meeting in January 2013. (Photo credit: Anglican Church in North America).

41 American Anglican Bishops Stand in Solidarity with Persecuted Believers

May 9, 2014

Forty American Anglican (U.S.) bishops, as well as the Most Rev. Robert Duncan, the Archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America, have signed on to a Pledge of Solidarity & Call to Action on behalf of Christians and Other Small Religious Communities in Egypt, Iraq, and Syria. The Anglican bishops represented the largest single group to declare their solidarity with the persecuted in these three beleaguered nations.