Religious Liberty

Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi’s Brother Brutally Murdered in Sheikhupura

As many members of the international religious freedom and human rights community will remember, Asia Bibi is a Pakistani laborer who was convicted in 2010 of blasphemy following an incident in which she was accused by three Muslim coworkers of making blasphemous comments about the Prophet. Despite Asia’s claims that she did not make such …

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Former Egyptian Christian Now a Dedicated Muslim?

Coptic Solidarity recently released shocking news that 39-year-old Ranya Abd al-Masih, an Egyptian Coptic Christian schoolteacher, wife, and mother, was seen in a video just a few days after her disappearance on April 22. In this video, her entire demeanor had shifted; crying, she claimed that herself and her entire family have converted to Islam …

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Letter to Secretary Pompeo on Religious Freedom in Vietnam

 March 27, 2020  The Honorable Mike PompeoSecretary of StateUnited States Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, DC 2050 Dear Secretary Pompeo,  We, representatives of concerned multi-faith organizations and individuals, write to urge your Department to publicly and privately call on the Vietnamese government to:  – Allow all independent religious organizations to freely conduct religious activities …

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Multi-Faith Letter Submitted to President Trump Prior to His Trip to India

20 February 2020 The International Religious Freedom Roundtable, which operates out of Washington D.C., submitted a multi-faith letter addressed to President Trump, prior to his trip to India, highlighting the religious persecution in India and urging him to raise this issue with Prime Minister Modi of India. In the multi-faith letter, the argument was made …

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Letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan

His Excellency Mr. Imran Khan Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan  Islamabad    Your Excellency,  We identify ourselves as a group of religiously and ethnically diverse individuals and organizations that share a common goal to ensure the procurement and advancement of religious freedom on a global scale. We wholeheartedly agree with and promote the principle …

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Report: Rally for Release of Eritrean Patriarch Abune Antonios

8 November 2019, Washington DC. Amongst the crowd of protesters, you can distinguish representatives from the Orthodox church clad in black with golden crosses, Eritrean women donned in the white national dress of Eritrea laced with a colourful gold-tinted frame, one elderly woman clasping to her sign of the Father Antonius, a modern couple pushing …

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International Religious Freedom Roundtable Letter to President Trump

October 11, 2019 The Honorable Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Do Not Abandon the People of Northeast Syria! Dear President Trump: We urge you to reconsider and reverse your decision of October 6 allowing Turkey to invade the Self-Administration of Northeastern Syria (SANES). It was deeply shocking …

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Human Rights in China: Freedom of Religion or Belief and Rule of Law

On September 19, a parallel event organized by Jubilee Campaign and Christian Solidarity Worldwide was held during the Human Rights Council’s 42nd Session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The event focused on human rights, religious persecution, and rule of law in China and drew attention to the situation of the Early Rain Covenant Church members, …

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ANN BUWALDA’S TESTIMONY BEFORE CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMITTEE

TO WATCH ANN BUWALDA’S REMARKS CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS: Ann Buwalda’s oral testimony   Ann Buwalda’s response to Congressman Bass reference to the Muslim Ban   Ann Buwalda’s response to Congressman Smith regarding UNHCR’s adjudication referencing Talib Masih   Ann Buwalda’s response to Congressman Wild’s question on vetting procedures   Congressman Smith Addresses Michael …

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