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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

Catholic bishop reported missing in China for the nth time

Bishop Shao was reported to have been taken by authorities with his secretary, Father Jiang Sunian

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

Religious leader Hkalam Samson set to be prosecuted by Myanmar’s junta

International human rights group Global Witness called Hkalam Samson a respected religious and community leader for the Kachin people

Police in India arrest pastors, newly married couple at wedding reception

"India claims to be the world’s largest democracy, yet shamelessly violates human rights,” said an ICC official

Violence against Indian Christians at all-time high

Topping the list of targeted violence against Christians are the states of Uttar Pradesh in the north and central Chhattisgarh

China appears to ease up on Islamic worship in Xinjiang, but...

Authorities in the restive northwestern region began scaling back their crackdown on religion in early 2020

‘State authoritarianism’ in Asia restricts freedom to worship, says new report

From tightening constraints in Vietnam to an almost total ban in North Korea, state authoritarianism restricts the ability to worship freely

Lao preacher arrested previously for evangelism found dead and badly beaten

Freedom of religion is allowed, but Christians face opposition in this predominantly Buddhist nation

India urged to crack down on religious discrimination, sexual violence

India maintains that it abides by its commitment "for the promotion and protection of the human rights of our people"

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