Last week’s raid on Jehovah’s Witness campsite latest example of escalating crackdown in Russia on Jehovah’s witnesses targeted on basis of their faith.
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Tunisia is the only Arab Spring country to enjoy democracy. However, it faces threats from political Islam fielded by regional neighbors like Saudi Arabia, UAE.
Persecution of the Gafatar religious movement in Indonesia has been rife. Sadly, journalists are contributing to this through their reporting of a story.
Gender equality in Iran continues to suffer for religious reasons. HRW called for the release of women detained on grounds of an Iran women stadium ban.
The April 27, 2019, San Diego synagogue killings by white supremacist rehashed the issue of fighting far-right violence. Brennan Center revisits the matter.
Brazil is a country whose citizenry rarely enjoy good governance. They were doing well in recent years despite the fact their politicians seemed to be regularly impeached, locked up or otherwise disgraced.
One voter has been frustrated to find Bibles routinely displayed in her polling place. She has confronted poll workers on multiple occasions.
The U.S. Catholic Church spent $10.6 million on lobbyists to prevent victims of clerical sex abuse from suing for damages.
Democracy Fund is giving new opportunity for organizations that are interested in exploring ways that communities of faith can support democratic values.
Sadiq al-Mahdi’s political career is one of the longest in modern Sudanese history, including two stints as prime minister.