• The return home: Syriac Christians celebrate Eucharistic liturgy in ravaged church

    Damascus, Syria, Feb 7, 2018 / 08:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For the first time in nearly six years, Christians from the eastern city of Deir Ezzor in Syria were able to celebrate a liturgy at the local church of St. Mary’s. “It’s an indescribable feeling for us to pray in a... Read more
  • North Carolina Rapped for Forced Resignation of Christian Magistrate

    A federal judge ruled that North Carolina wrongfully forced a magistrate to resign over her religious beliefs. Gayle Myrick left her position as a magistrate because of her religious objections to performing gay marriages. In the wake of the Obergefell decision that struck down such... Read more
  • Catholic bishops join with rabbis, imams in Canadian religious liberty fight

    Toronto, Canada, Jan 26, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom of conscience by changing controversial new requirements to qualify for federal funding of youth... Read more
  • Sam Brownback Finally Confirmed as America’s Religious Freedom Ambassador

    The US Senate finally confirmed Sam Brownback as America’s next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom Wednesday evening, six months after President Donald Trump tapped the Kansas Republican for the job. The chamber voted 50–49—calling on Vice President Mike Pence to... Read more
  • Bolivia’s President Revokes Evangelism Restrictions

    Yesterday, Bolivia’s evangelical leaders led a national day of prayer and fasting in response to their socialist government making evangelism a crime. That same Sunday, their president went on TV to answer their prayers. President Evo Morales Ayma announced that he will tell the South... Read more
  • Trump to Protect Religious Freedom of Health Workers With New HHS Division

    The Department of Health and Human Services has unveiled a new division meant to defend the conscience rights of medical professionals who may hold moral or religious objections to things like abortions or gender reassignment surgery. Known as the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division,... Read more
  • What Persecution Is, and Isn’t, and How to Respond to Open Doors’ 2018 World Watch List

    Having just come out of the holiday season, many of you will likely remember recent rhetoric surrounding a certain conflict—one that some have called the “war on Christmas.” For those of you who aren’t aware or haven’t heard the news, some Christians felt they could not wish others... Read more
  • US Adds Pakistan to List of Religious Freedom Violators in Belated Report

    Two weeks ago, the US State Department released its list of countries of particular concern (CPC)—a compilation of nations that have “engaged in or tolerated particularly severe violations of religious freedom.”  The list contains the same names as last year: Burma, China, Eritrea,... Read more
  • ACLU to Spend $25M on Abortion, Other Issues in 2018 Midterms

    The American Civil Liberties Union plans to become a hub of the anti-Trump movement and is willing to spend more than $25 million for political activism in the 2018 midterms, according to a report. "It's clear that a larger portion of the American public is deeply engaged in politics in a way... Read more
  • The Catholic Journey to Religious Freedom

    The Washington-based Religious Freedom Institute, in cooperation with the Baylor University Institute for the Studies of Religion and the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, recently held a consultation between Christian and Muslim scholars in Rome, “Promoting Religious Freedom in... Read more