Resources on Human Rights

What just happened? Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist living in self-exile in the U.S., disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Evidence suggests he may have been brutally murdered by Saudi operatives at the behest of Mohammad... Continue...

The United States is home to less than 5% of the world’s population, and yet almost 25% of the world’s prison population. A faulty assumption is at work in our criminal justice system: higher incarceration rates and longer sentences will... Continue...

What just happened? An American college student returned to the United States with severe brain damage after being held in a North Korean prison camp died on Monday. When twenty-two year old Otto Warmbier of Wyoming, Ohio arrived back home... Continue...

Twenty-three years ago, hundreds of thousands of Tutsis were targeted and killed by their Hutu neighbors. In just 100 days, the genocide left 800,000 Tutsis dead and 500,000 women raped. And for 100 days, the United States stood by and... Continue...

This Sunday is Human Rights Day, an annual observance on December 10 to commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here are five facts you should know about... Continue...

The vote in was 418 to zero in the U.S. House of Representatives. Last year, in an age of hyperpolarized American politics, what could possibly have attracted this kind of bipartisan agreement? Almost 70 years after the Nuremberg trials—which, in... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C, September 20, 2016—The second annual Evangelicals for Life conference will be held January 26-28, 2017 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., where more than 20 leading evangelical speakers will convene to address issues regarding the dignity of human life, such... Continue...

The New York Times has an outstanding piece out this week highlighting the role that Southern Baptists have taken in welcoming Syrian refugees to the United States. In the last week, the United States reached a milestone of resettling 10,000... Continue...

Joseph and Laura Thigpen discuss how churches can get involved in the fight against human trafficking. Continue...

This week marks the five-year anniversary of the Syrian Civil War. The war has its roots with the Arab Uprising, but the popular movement that overthrew dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya has resulted in stalemate in Syria. As of... Continue...