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Shahbaz Bhatti, who was assassinated March 2, 2011, speaks at a 2010 press conference in Islamabad.

'He refused to be silent.' What a slain Pakistani religious freedom advocate can teach the world

Mar 4, 2021

Ten years after his assassination, various world leaders have praised the life and death of Shahbaz Bhatti, a Pakistan cabinet... Read more


Citing timing, SCOTUS declines to allow in-person learning to resume in Kentucky

Dec 18, 2020

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Kentucky Christian school’s plea to reopen for in-person learning, upholding a health order... Read more


Jews, Muslims decry court decision backing Belgian ban on kosher, halal slaughter

Dec 18, 2020

Despite concern that a Belgian law bans Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter practices, a European Union court has said the... Read more

Azoo Raja.

Catholic girl in Pakistan in protective custody after abduction, forced marriage

Nov 3, 2020

Arzoo Raja, a 13-year-old Catholic girl in Pakistan whom a 44-year-old man allegedly kidnapped, forced to convert to Islam, and... Read more

A display of CCTV products from Hikvision at the Smart China Expo in Chongqing, Aug. 29, 2019. Hikvision was among the firms blacklisted by the US government this week.

US blacklists Chinese groups over repression of Uighurs

Oct 8, 2019

The US Commerce Department on Monday added 28 Chinese organizations to a blacklist barring them from buying products from US... Read more

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Guangzhou.

Chinese city offers cash incentives to informants on illegal religious groups

Apr 1, 2019

Guangzhou, the capital of China's Guangdong province, is offering to pay citizens in exchange for information on “illegal religious groups”... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the Moroccan people on the esplanade of the Hassan Tower in Rabat, March 30, 2019.

Religious freedom is about human dignity, pope says in Morocco

Mar 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

During his first meeting in Rabat Saturday, Pope Francis underlined the importance of religious liberty and its connection to the... Read more

Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building in downtown Washington, DC.

DeVos allows religious groups to provide educational services

Mar 13, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Department of Education will no longer enforce a provision that forbids religious organizations from providing federally-funded educational services to... Read more

The flag of Australia.

Australian PM promises bill to protect against religious discrimination

Dec 13, 2018

Amid competing claims of religious freedom rights and LBGT rights, the Australian prime minister said Thursday the government will next... Read more

A young girl lights a candle at a Marian grotto in Pakistan.

Commission formed in Pakistan to protect rights of minorities

Dec 3, 2018

A group of advocates for religious freedom have formed a commission for the protection of minorities’ rights in Pakistan, amid... Read more

Polling Place Vote Here Sign.

Three states consider abortion, religious freedom amendments in midterm vote

Nov 6, 2018

In three states voters will be considering proposed state constitutional amendments that would protect the rights of the unborn and... Read more

Are secularists literally using Satan to drive religion out of public schools?

Aug 5, 2016

By Matt Hadro

As activists push “After School Satan” programs for elementary school students, it is likely an underhanded tactic to remove all... Read more

Everyone but churches can use NYC schools – will the mayor do anything about it?

Mar 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Churches using New York City public school facilities for worship services are in limbo after the Supreme Court declined to... Read more

Arranging flowers at the Little Sisters' of the Poor Mullen Home, one of the institutions serving through the maintenance of religious liberty.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as... Read more