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Persecution

Rising Numbers of LGBTI Refugees Facing Fight for Survival

Neil Grungras | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Neil Grungras

The recent upsurge in persecution of LGBTI people across the globe has sent the number of refugee applications rising sharply. As long as the abuses continue, the numbers will surely escalate.

Running for Her Life

Renee Fisher | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Renee Fisher

I heard Irene's cries coming from the research carrel next to mine at the Holocaust Museum. "You had 70 family members who perished?" I asked her. "No," she said. "I had more, many more." I asked Irene to tell me her story. Instead, she told me about her mother.

I Left 'America' for Its Hatred of Muslims... This Is My Story

Kashif N. Chaudhry | Posted 04.14.2014 | Religion
Kashif N. Chaudhry

I often wondered why there was not a single Christian student, out of the thousands at Harvard, who had the moral integrity to tear down the hate stickers on campus -- hate stickers that openly attacked me for being Muslim.

Indian Police Beat Christian And Muslim Protestors

Religion News Service | Vishal Arora | Posted 12.11.2013 | Religion

NEW DELHI (RNS) Police in India’s capital used water cannons and canes on peaceful Christian and Muslim leaders Wednesday (Dec. 11) while they were ...

Just Christian You Say

Ron Nikkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Ron Nikkel

See, I claim to be a Christian and I'm true to that Ya' favorite rapper claimed he strapped, but never packed a tool In fact, I know some Christian ca...

Time for American Christians to Do Something About Persecution

Kerry Walters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Kerry Walters

Discipleship demands stepping in to help those afflicted by injustice, and the ways in which Christians do so must be compatible with Jesus's ethic of nonviolence.

Pope Francis's Opportunity to Heal

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

We are "gravely disordered," "afflicted with evil tendencies," our relationships constitute a "troubling moral and social phenomenon," and "a destruction of God's work," which "threatens human dignity and the future of humanity itself," but the Church somehow deeply respects us?

Defense of Marriage Act Defeated, Thank God

Kelly James Clark | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The rights that permit the free expression of religion are the rights that likewise permit one to freely choose one's life partner. Rights and freedoms should not be held captive to the will of the religious majority.

I'm Glad My Church Pays For Birth Control

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.04.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

Birth control is part of how my wife and I try to be faithful stewards of our bodies and our relationship for the sake of both our family and the ministry to which God has called each of us.

Burning Mosques and Building Mosques

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

It's time for Christians to regain their heritage, reaffirm their compassion, and fight mightily for freedom and justice for all. That means ceasing opposition to the building of Mosques and condemning attitudes that fuel the flames of Mosque-burnings.

Should We Fear Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood?

Kelly James Clark | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Kelly James Clark

The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has caused consternation and fear across the Middle East and the world. But should it?

Top 10 Persecuted Artists

TIME | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

On Sunday, artist Ai Weiwei -- best known for helping design the "Bird's Nest" Olympic stadium in Beijing -- was detained by Chinese authorities as pa...

Peaceful Lives, Violent Deaths: The Silent Cries of the Ahmadis

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph K. Grieboski

On March 13, three Ahmadiiyya Muslims were brutally attacked in the Banten province of Java, Indonesia. Video footage taken during the ambush demonstrates the victims being beaten to death by sticks.

Witch Hunt Against Gays Faces New Foe

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has its work cut out for it. But its actions won't be effective without a widespread movement calling for an end to persecution based on sexual orientation.

U.S. Aid Funding Colombian Oppression?

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

By Andrew Hudson, Manager, Human Rights Defenders Program Exposing links between local politicians and paramilitary death-squads normally doesn't sou...

Watching Inglourious Basterds In A Room Full of Jews

The Candler Blog | Jonathan Poritsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Dr. Kalmanofsky, no stranger to Judeo-Chrisitian-pop deconstruction, opened the discussion with some fascinating points about the concept of the reven...

Montazeri's Limited Tolerance of Non-Muslims

Jamsheed K. Choksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamsheed K. Choksy

Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri's opinion was characterized by one Iranian Christian clergyman as "rubbing salt into our wounds."

Canada Grants Asylum To White South African Man

AP | ROB GILLIES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TORONTO — A white man from South Africa has been given refugee status in Canada after claiming persecution, his lawyer said, angering many in hi...

Keep Housing Fair

Lonnie Nasatir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lonnie Nasatir

Minorities will not have access to fair housing in the future if condominium associations can hide their intentional discrimination behind facially neutral rules.