An informal coalition of prominent lay Christians from six continents have launched a global campaign calling on the faithful to pray for the persecuted prisoners of conscience in China from May 23 to May 30. The global prayer effort will focus on...
Authorities with the Chinese Communist Party are now punishing those who provide worship venues for believers as religious persecution continues to escalate in the country.  According to Asia News, a Catholic in the town of Wangli in the Zhejiang province was...
"The U.S. remains a religious nation, with more than seven in 10 affiliating with some type of organized religion. However, far fewer, now less than half, have a formal membership with a specific house of worship." In 2020, 47% of...
MAIN FINDINGS Religious freedom is violated in almost one third of the world’s countries (31.6 percent), where two thirds of the world’s population lives. 62 countries out of a total of 196 face very severe violations of religious freedom. The number...
China (International Christian Concern) – After local authorities raided a house church in China’s Chongqing on March 21, 2021 during its service, they returned three days later to remove the church’s property. On March 21, Yuzhong District Ethnic and Religious Affairs...
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith responds in the negative to the possibility of imparting a blessing to unions of same-sex couples, noting that it “does not imply a judgment on persons” involved. The Church does not have...
Reports from China indicate that slaves who make many of our products are victims of torture, rape, forced abortions and sterilizations, organ harvesting, and summary execution. These include religious products: rosaries, crosses, inspirational plaques with Bible verses. Your refrigerator...
A letter from David Curry, CEO Open Doors When I visited Beijing recently, I found that I was constantly under the cold eyes of CCTV cameras. I couldn’t be sure my hotel room wasn’t bugged. It’s what some Christians in...
On this episode of American Thought Leaders, Jan Jekielek talks with Kelly Shackelford President and Chief Counsel of First Liberty Institute, America’s largest legal firm focused exclusively on safeguarding religious freedom. From the Soviet Union to Communist China, one of...
The newest edition of the movement to transform the United States into something it never was intended to be comes in the form of the Secular Democrats of America. A group comprising, most notably, of the 14 members of...
A leading LGBT activist group is calling for the Biden administration to create accreditation regulations of religious schools that would enforce acceptance of so-called transgender rights. The pro-LGBT Human Rights Campaign (HRC) issued its list of policy priorities for the...
This is a 3 minute video of an American pastor who met Christians in China and he shares about the underground churches in China.
The Be Heard Project is a voice for the persecuted Church. Through law, public policy, and grassroots action, we amplify your voice to demand that world governments respect the most basic human rights and human dignity of persecuted believers. BE...
WASHINGTON, DC – Its 2020 Annual Report on international freedom of religion has been made available to the public by the USCIRF. Various media reports have created confusion concerning the publication, with some referring to it as “the 2019...