Resources on International Issues

What just happened? Communist authorities in China are in the process of developing a social credit system, a nationwide technology-driven reputational system that will allow the government to more effectively monitor and control its citizens through incentives of punishment and... Continue...

This week marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the beginning of the campaign of genocide in Rwanda. Here are five facts you should know about one of the most horrific atrocities in modern times:  1. The Rwandan Genocide was a genocidal... Continue...

As a public health professor, Christ follower, and public health practitioner, I am consistently forced to reflect upon the intersection of faith and protecting the needs of the population. One of the most pressing areas of intersection is the HIV/AIDS... Continue...

What just happened? Last month the United Nations (UN) released a 440-page report examining the “infringement of fundamental freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful association, and the question of hate speech” of minority groups in... Continue...

What just happened? The United Nations (UN) recently released a 440-page report examining the “infringement of fundamental freedoms, including the rights to freedom of expression, assembly and peaceful association, and the question of hate speech” of minority groups in Myanmar.... Continue...

What just happened? Three U.S. citizens that were being detained as political prisoners in North Korea were freed this week. The three men were released as a “goodwill gesture” ahead of a summit between President Trump and North Korean dictator... Continue...

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2018—Steven Harris, policy director for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, gave testimony at the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations... Continue...

On Wednesday May 9th, Steven Harris gave a testimony before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations. The hearing was entitled, “Protecting Civil Society, Faith-Based Actors, and Political Speech in Sub-Saharan Africa." The following is a PDF of... Continue...

Southern Baptists are committed to the religious freedom of all people. In 2011, the Southern Baptist Convention re-stated that, "religious liberty is an inalienable human right, rooted in the image of God, and possessed by all human beings." When individuals are persecuted for... Continue...

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. House of Representatives has approved legislation to assist Christians and other survivors of the genocide committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and to bring the perpetrators to justice. In a June 6 voice vote,... Continue...