Resources on International Issues

On Wednesday the State Department released its International Religious Freedom Report for 2014. A wide range of U.S. government agencies and offices use the reports for such efforts as shaping policy and conducting diplomacy. The Secretary of State also uses the... Continue...

Why does the ERLC need an international office and a Director of International Justice and Religious Liberty? Continue...

Pastor Saeed Abedini has been held in an Iranian prison for 1,085 days. But today the U.S. Senate may finally take action that could lead to his freedom. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has scheduled a procedural vote today... Continue...

Authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is about to expire. Below are five basic things you need to know about USCIRF and why it matters: 1. USCIRF (pronounced ‘you-surf’ by policy wonks) is an independent, bipartisan... Continue...

Recently, the ERLC was thrilled to announce the opening of an international religious freedom office in the Middle East and the hiring of Travis Wussow as the director of international justice and religious freedom. Travis joins the ERLC team after... Continue...

As time passes, the news cycle ebbs and flows with the tide of public interest. Often, a major injustice has only five minutes of fame while people rally around its cause. But, it soon fades out of the public eye,... Continue...

The Pew Research Center recently released a new study on the social hostilities and government restrictions related to religion. Here are five sets of facts you should know from that report: 1. Incidents of abuse targeting religious minorities were reported... Continue...

Over the last few years we have heard so much disturbing news regarding Christian persecution. Unfortunately my husband, Saeed Abedini, continues to be part of that news as he suffers for the third consecutive year in the notorious Iranian prison... Continue...

Each year the International Bulletin of Missionary Research lays out in summary form an annual update of significant religious statistics. Here are five sets of facts you should know from their latest report: 1. Global population by religion:  Christians –... Continue...