USCIRF Releases 2017 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 26, 2017 USCIRF Releases 2017 Annual Report USCIRF Recommends Russia be Designated a Country of Particular Concern WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Today the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) released its 2017 Annual Report on the state of religious freedom in selected countries. “Overall,” said USCIRF Chair Thomas Reese, S.J., “The Commission has concluded that the state […]

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Asylum report: inadequate assessment of religion-based claims

Can you name the twelve apostles or when is Pentecost? How many books are in the Bible? Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans? These are some of the questions asked of asylum seekers during their interview with the Home Office as part of their application to stay in the UK. Whilst they may seem reasonable, a new […]

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Freedom of Religion or Belief in Pakistan and UK Government Policy

The APPG for International Freedom of Religion or Belief subsequently launched an inquiry into the treatment of different religious communities in Pakistan and the adequacy of current UK Government policy regarding these communities. [...]

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2014 Annual Report from US Commission on International Religions Freedom

“…Ahmadis contin­ued to be murdered in religiously-motivated attacks. In addition, local police repeatedly forced Ahmadis to remove Qur’anic scripture from mosques and minarets. There also were desecrations of Ahmadi graves…” [...]

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