Resources on International Religious Freedom

On November 1, 2018, the ERLC rejoiced at the news of Asia Bibi’s blasphemy charge and death penalty being overturned by the Pakistani Supreme Court. However, since the acquittal, Bibi’s family has reportedly been hunted by Islamic extremist while Asia is... Continue...

A prominent Chinese pastor and human rights activist was recently arrested by the communist government on allegations of “inciting subversion of state power.” Here are five facts you should know about Wang Yi, a remarkable leader in China’s persecuted house... Continue...

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has overturned the death penalty conviction of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who was “accused of defiling the name of the Prophet Muhammed during an argument with three Muslim women” in 2010. Continue...

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Here are five facts you should know about one of the most important works of legislation on international religious freedom produced in the 20th century: 1.... Continue...

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 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...

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...

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...