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North Korea: The World's Worst Religious Persecutor

Doug Bandow | Posted 11.14.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Many governments persecute people of religious faith. However, one nation stands out: North Korea. Getting accurate information on the Democratic Pe...

On Your Feet Writer, Birdman's Oscar Winner, Alex Dinelaris "Flies Back"--to School

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Melody Breyer-Grell

Birdman's protagonist Riggan did a fair amount of flying, with no one quite sure to what end. But after his almost Sisyphean start, Alex Dinelaris Jr.'s star continues to ascend. Last year I was fortunate enough to interview the break-out writer at possibly the most exciting time of his life.

A Church With Open Doors

Mark Osler | Posted 05.27.2016 | Religion
Mark Osler

This is a magical time in Minnesota. Another long winter has faded, and we have shed our thick coats and mittens. The bugs have not yet appeared but it is warm outside, so we throw open every window we can find and let the warmth and fresh air into closed-off spaces.

Protect Religious Liberty: Christians and Other Minority Faiths Face Violent Attacks in Middle East and Beyond

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.20.2015 | Religion
Doug Bandow

Religious persecution did not end with Nero and the Roman Empire. In fact, punishment of and hostility toward people of faith is increasing.

Radical Islam Is A Growing Threat To Sub-Saharan Christians: Report

Reuters | TOM HENEGHAN | Posted 03.11.2015 | Religion

* Many more Christians killed in Nigeria, Central Africa * Pressure grow on Christians from Hindus, Buddhists also * Mor...

Iran Should Demonstrate It Is Ready to Join the International Community by Ending Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Everything depends on whether Tehran, and not just President Hassan Rouhani, is serious. No surprise, many analysts -- and more importantly, paladins of Capitol Hill -- remain skeptical. And that doubt has fueled efforts to impose new sanctions, which would impede if not kill efforts to reach a final accord.

Muslim Countries Cited On Religious Freedom

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The New Year's Day massacre at a Coptic church in Egypt. Christian converts facing the death ...