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Vietnam approves 17 religious texts for use in prisons

Several government ministries collaborated to approve a list of 17 books, including the Bible, and distribute 4,400 copies to 54 prisons

Another Indian state approves controversial anti-conversion law

The anti-conversion legislation was first introduced in Odisha in 1967 and has since been in force in 10 Indian states

Court decision to ban hijab in Indian schools met with mixed...

The court earlier ruled that the wearing of the hijab “does not form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith”

Court upholds school hijab ban in India’s south

Karnataka's high court ruled that the wearing of the hijab "does not form a part of essential religious practice in Islamic faith”

Mob breaks into Christian chapel in Sri Lanka

The mob reportedly threatened the pastor and assaulted churchgoers, one of whom ended in the hospital for treatment of injuries

Chinese woman detained for attempting to share Gospel with Xi Jinping

According to China Aid, Zhou has attempted to share the good news with the Chinese leader for more than 50 times in the past years

Chinese government destroys third Tibetan Buddhist statue in 3 months

The statue of Padmasambhava is the third verified by RFA as having been destroyed by Chinese officials since December

Vietnam designated as ‘Country of Particular Concern’ by US religious freedom...

The report said government persecution in Vietnam “continues to be a harsh reality facing unregistered independent religious groups"

US official blasts China’s sanctions on US religious freedom officials

The US also called on China to stop its repression of Uyghurs abroad, including imprisoning and denying freedom of movement to family members

Tibetan monks, local residents forced to watch destruction of sacred statue

Chinese authorities reportedly forced monks and Tibetans living in Chuwar and other nearby towns to witness the demolition

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