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Vietnam’s white book declares government guarantees religious freedom

All religions are equal before the law and that the government does not discriminate against any religious beliefs, it said

Vietnamese authorities prevent Christian group from meeting with US diplomats

Vietnamese Christians say this is an infringement of the right to religious freedom

Christian families in Laos driven from their village

The incident was the latest in a string of similar assaults and legal moves against Christians in the one-party communist state

Religious freedom ‘under assault’ across the world, say faith leaders

According to religious freedom watchdog Open Doors International, 5,014 Christians were killed in 2022 in Nigeria alone

Report offers fresh examples of destruction of religious sites in eastern...

Among the religious sites and objects destroyed were colossal Buddha statues, a Buddhist school, and the home of a revered spiritual leader

Bill promoting religious freedom approved in Philippines’ House of Representatives

The measure seeks to prohibit to burden, curtail, impinge or encroach on a person’s right to exercise his/her religious belief

Philippine bill promoting religious freedom passes House Committee of Congress

The proposed measure seeks to “encourage spiritual growth (and) promote a free market of religious ideas”

Southeast Asian countries need to ‘truly guarantee freedom of religion’

Many laws that inhibit, restrict, and repress religious freedoms remain on the books and are implemented throughout Southeast Asia

Protestants in Vietnam’s Central Highlands complain of constant police harassment

The Evangelical Church of Christ’s claims came just ahead of Wednesday’s U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

Southeast Asian parliamentarians warn against ‘politicization of religion’

The ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights noted an “increasing conservatism and discrimination against minorities worldwide”

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