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Protesters stand in front of an embassy in Washington DC to protest human rights violations in that country. Courtesy of the ACLJ.

Worldwide protests push for human, religious rights in Iran

Jun 14, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Grassroots activists gathered at the Iranian Embassies across the world on June 13 to protest human rights violations in Iran,... Read more

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

International religious freedom report notes persecution

May 20, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Secretary of State John Kerry released on May 20 the annual International Religious Freedom Report for 2012, which documents violence... Read more

Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett speaks at a press conference to announce the Defending Freedoms project Dec 6, 2012.

Global report warns of 'dire' religious freedom plight

May 4, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A recent report on international religious liberty cautioned that severe threats to freedom of religion exist in diverse communities through... Read more

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini with his family.

Imprisoned American pastor reportedly weak from torture

Apr 18, 2013

Human rights advocates are warning that the health of an American citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith is... Read more

(L-R) Lela Gilbert, Paul Marshall, and Nina Shea take part in a panel at the Hudson Institute on March 27, 2013.

Panel urges awareness of global Christian oppression

Mar 29, 2013

Authors of a new book on the global persecution of Christians warned that Americans must recognize the grave threat that is... Read more

Imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedin with his family.

US asked to intervene for Christian citizen jailed in Iran

Jan 16, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

A U.S. citizen imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith could face execution if the government is not pressured to... Read more

Rep. Frank R. Wolf, (R-Virginia).

Religious leaders urged to fight global persecution

Jan 11, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Religious leaders in America are being called upon by a U.S. congressman to advocate for those across the globe who... Read more