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Allegedly rebels linked to al Qaeda in a village near Damascus are forcing Christians to convert to Islam. The Canadian government has spoken out against forced conversions. Read More
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Jefferson’s Legacy, America’s Creed For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First Amendment. Jefferson’s expansive vision—including his insistence … Continue reading
April 24, 1915: Two hundred and fifty Armenian intellectuals and community leaders are arrested in Istanbul marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide.
April 22, 1863: In part to show that God was on the Union’s side in the American Civil War, Congress approves the phrase ‘In God We Trust’ to appear on the one-cent and two-cent coins. The phrase first appeared in … Continue reading
April 18, 1521: On the second day of his trial, Martin Luther refuses to renounce his writings and beliefs knowing he risked excommunication and his life.
Russian Federation Increases Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Derek H. Davis, J.D., Ph.D. The most serious threat to religious freedom in Russia today is the Russian Federation‘s escalating use of a 2002 law on extremism. While used to combat terrorism … Continue reading
There is no church-state separation in Saudi Arabia. There is no criminal code or precedent. Rather the law is administered according to the individual judge’s interpretation of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad’s teachings. ‘Eye-for-an-eye’ justice is common unless the accused … Continue reading
April 13, 1829: The United Kingdom gives Roman Catholics the right to vote and to sit in Parliament.
April 12, 1202: Armies of the Fourth Crusade breach the walls of Christian Constantinople, plundering the city, capital of the Byzantine Empire instead of vanquishing Jerusalem, held by the Muslims. This violence contributed to the Great Schism splitting the Eastern … Continue reading