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UN human rights council passes religious hatred resolution amid U.S., European...

The resolution called for the perpetrators of the act to be “[held] to account” in accord with “international human rights law.”

Religious freedom situation has worsened in many countries, report says

In 61 countries, discrimination and persecution based on religion are evident, with 49 of them showing government-led persecution

Abduction of Christian girls in Pakistan worsens, says ACN report

A 2022 report said there were at least 78 documented cases of abduction, forcible conversion to Islam and forcible marriage of young women

US calls on Myanmar to free religious leader

A State Department spokesperson called the charges “manufactured” and demanded Dr. Samson’s immediate release

Report says Chinese authorities order parents at school to sign pledge...

The Chinese constitution states that citizens “enjoy freedom of religious belief” but limits religious practices

Religious freedom ‘under assault’ across the world, say faith leaders

According to religious freedom watchdog Open Doors International, 5,014 Christians were killed in 2022 in Nigeria alone

‘State authoritarianism’ in Asia restricts freedom to worship, says new report

From tightening constraints in Vietnam to an almost total ban in North Korea, state authoritarianism restricts ability to worship freely

Hate crimes against Christians on the rise in Europe, report says

Out of 500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in 2021, approximately 300 were acts of vandalism, such as graffiti and desecration

Police in India arrest over 200 in crackdown on Islamic group

Authorities have long claimed that the Popular Front of India has close ties with the Students Islamic Movement of India, a militant group

Church group urges dropping of charges against missionaries

The Religious Discernment Group said that accusing the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines of financing terrorists is “simply ridiculous”

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