Articles on International Religious Freedom

What’s going on in China? Over the past few weeks, the Chinese government has escalated its persecution of Christians by destroying crosses, burning Bibles, confiscating religion materials, and closing churches. This week the Beijing city authorities banned Zion Church, one... Continue...

Earlier this week the State Department joined with government officials, religious leaders and human rights advocates for the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The three-day event was convened to discuss challenges and identify concrete means to “push back against... Continue...

An American pastor jailed in Turkey for more than 20 months on terrorism-related charges has been transferred from prison to house arrest. A leader of the Turkish Protestant Church told World Watch Monitor that Brunson’s wife is on her way... Continue...

The case of an American pastor jailed in Turkey for more than 18 months on terrorism-related charges has finally gone to trial. “I don’t accept any of the allegations,” Pastor Andrew Brunson told the judge on the first day of... Continue...