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Thousands of Christians peacefully and prayerfully march to a rally in front of the Nigerian Plateau state governor's office building in protest of the 2023 Christmas massacre that left over 200 Christian Nigerians dead, Jan. 8, 2024.

House advances resolution to increase sanctions on Nigeria over persecution of Christians

Feb 7, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, the resolution would call on the Biden administration to designate Nigeria a “country of particular... Read more

Religious liberty report highlights China's repression of Muslims, Christians

Apr 29, 2019

The majority of the world’s worst violators of religious freedom are found in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, according... Read more

New report paints worrying picture of global religious freedom

Apr 26, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Religious freedom conditions worsened across the globe in the past year, according to the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom’s... Read more

United States Capitol building.

New State Department actions don't go far enough, religious freedom leader says

Apr 22, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Religious freedom leaders applauded the U.S. State Department’s recent re-designation of nine countries – and the inclusion of one more... Read more