Resources on International Religious Freedom

What’s going on in China? Over the past few weeks, the Chinese government has escalated its persecution of Christians by destroying crosses, burning Bibles, confiscating religion materials, and closing churches. This week the Beijing city authorities banned Zion Church, one... Continue...

Earlier this week the State Department joined with government officials, religious leaders and human rights advocates for the first-ever Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. The three-day event was convened to discuss challenges and identify concrete means to “push back against... Continue...

In a report addressed to the 2018 Universal Periodic Review, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and the St. Charles Institute (SCI) document concerns of human rights violations regarding religious freedom in Malaysia. These violations are derived from Malaysians being... Continue...

The history of Malaysia has long reflected a rich harmony of both religious and ethnic pluralism by upholding religious freedom as a fundamental human right. However, proposed legislation in Malaysia, known as the Hudud law, jeopardizes the religious liberties afforded... Continue...

In a report conducted by the Religious Freedom and Liberty Partnership (RFL), a non-governmental organization in Kuala Lumpur promoting religious liberty for all Malaysians, numerous concerns are raised about the erosion of this freedom in Malaysia. While religious freedom is... Continue...

An American pastor jailed in Turkey for more than 20 months on terrorism-related charges has been transferred from prison to house arrest. A leader of the Turkish Protestant Church told World Watch Monitor that Brunson’s wife is on her way... Continue...

The case of an American pastor jailed in Turkey for more than 18 months on terrorism-related charges has finally gone to trial. “I don’t accept any of the allegations,” Pastor Andrew Brunson told the judge on the first day of... Continue...

The American interest in promoting international religious freedom (IRF) is both moral and strategic. As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson explained in releasing the 2016 IRF report, “Almost 80 percent of the global population live with restrictions on or hostilities to limit their... Continue...