Resources on International Issues

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...

Wednesday, President Obama announced that, “the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.” Here are five facts you should know about the country that has been shrouded in mystery for the past 50 years.... Continue...

  September 26, 2014, marks two years since my husband, Pastor Saeed Abedini, was imprisoned in Iran for his Christian faith. Despite horrific conditions, including violent beatings and a promise that they would free him if he denied Christ, Saeed has... Continue...