Resources on International Issues

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...

What is Jerusalem Day? Jerusalem Day (Hebrew: Yom Yerushalayim) is an Israeli national holiday that celebrates the unification of Jerusalem under Jewish sovereignty, an event that occurred during the Six Day War in 1967. On May 12, 1968 the government... Continue...

A pastor and North Carolina native is being held in Turkey on unsubstantiated charges of terrorism related activity. After more than 20 years of serving as an evangelical missionary in Turkey, Andrew Brunson, 48, thought he was being summoned to... Continue...

What is Aleppo? Aleppo is the largest city in Syria and contains the country’s largest population of Christians. Aleppo is believed to be one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world behind only Damascus (also in Syria) and... Continue...