Annual State Department Report 2019 Confirms Systematic Discrimination Against Religious Minorities in Egypt

By Coptic Solidarity –  July 9, 2019 On June 21, 2019, the State Department released its annual report on International Religious Freedom, which documents the state of religious [...]


American University Cairo religion professor loses post in academic freedom fight

By Gilgamesh Nabeel and Mina Nader – Religion News Service –  A Saudi billionaire whose father endowed a chair in comparative religion at the American University in Cairo has [...]


Coptic Solidarity Condemns the Anti-Semitic Attack at Pittsburgh Synagogue

By Coptic Solidarity –  Coptic Solidarity strongly condemns the hateful vile anti-Semitic attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27, which took the lives of eleven [...]


Christians should not be second-class citizens, cardinal tells Saudi Arabia

By Philip Pullella – Reuters French cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran’s trip, the first by such a senior Catholic figure, raised hopes of more openness in the kingdom, which is home to Islam’s [...]


Malaysian Federal Court refuses four people their right to affirm Christian identity

By World Watch Monitor –  Malaysia’s highest court dismissed an appeal today (27 February) against four appellants who wanted to be formally recognised as Christians. The five judges of the [...]


Egypt’s parliament in bid to ban atheism

By Shahira Amin – Al-Monitor – Egyptian security forces arrested Ibrahim Khalil, a 29-year-old computer science graduate, on Dec. 21, and prosecutors at the Dokki police station later [...]


‘UN failing religious minorities and Christian converts’

By World Watch Monitor – The suffering of persecuted Christians around the world is exacerbated by the failure of UN bodies to fulfill their obligations to uphold religious freedom, a [...]


Kuwaiti Writer: The Recent Passing Of The International Religious Freedom Act In The U.S. Indicates That The World Has Had Enough Of Muslim Religious Extremism

By MEMRI – In an article in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Qabas, journalist Ahmad Al-Sarraf wrote about the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act recently passed by the U.S. administration. [...]


Western Leaders: Pressure Saudis to Give Christians Religious Rights

By Hilal Khashan – The Hill – Prince Mohammed met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Silicon Valley last June. Three months earlier, Saudi Grand Mufti Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah [...]


UK Foreign Office hosts global summit on freedom of religion or belief

By World Watch Monitor – Erdogan’s aggressive nationalism is now spilling over Turkey’s borders, grabbing land in Greece and Iraq. The UK Foreign Office hosted a summit exploring how [...]

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