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David Curry

David Curry is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by David Curry

In the world’s largest democracy, people of faith aren’t free

By David Curry — June 22, 2022
(RNS) — Alarming new data shows hundreds of violent attacks are being carried out against Christians in India.

Lost in Ukraine and SCOTUS: Five urgent Christian persecution situations

By David Curry — May 6, 2022
(RNS) — The American media’s single-story focus has crowded out alarming developments on the religious freedom front.

Why we’re not watching the Winter Olympics

By David Curry and Sam Brownback — February 9, 2022
(Open Doors) — For those who know where to look, there are telltale signs of a propaganda parade everywhere.

Nigerian churches, ‘listed for attack,’ need more than security measures

By David Curry — December 14, 2021
(Open Doors) — In Nigeria alone, an average of 10 to 17 Christians are killed for their faith every day.

Five tech innovations used as weapons against people of faith

By David Curry — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — We are witnessing the rampant criminalization of faith, enabled by the smartphones in our pockets.

Why the Senate must fast-track Biden’s nominee on religious freedom

By David Curry — October 13, 2021
(Open Doors) — While Rashad Hussain’s confirmation waits, millions are persecuted for their faith.

China is quietly using Afghanistan to strengthen its authoritarian agenda

By David Curry — September 14, 2021
(Open Doors) — We are being given a rare glimpse of the immeasurable human cost incurred when authoritarianism is allowed to spread unimpeded.

The Pegasus Project surfaces a new era of oppression for people of faith. Here’s what should be done.

By David Curry — August 3, 2021
(Open Doors) — Of the 10 governments that reportedly purchased the tool, all have known histories of human rights violations and have repeatedly demonstrated their desire to suppress dissent.

India can still turn the tide back toward democracy

By David Curry — July 15, 2021
(Open Doors) — For years, extremist ideologues have dominated India’s executive branch and legislature. Now, the judicial system has fallen.

A hard-line stance on Iran endangers Christians. There’s a better way.

By David Curry — June 1, 2021
(Open Doors) — Western countries can insist that Iran drop charges against Christian converts facing prosecution.

President Trump failed to challenge India on religious freedom. Will Biden follow suit?

By David Curry — May 10, 2021
(RNS) — Biden the candidate promised to protect religious freedom. But Biden the president seems to have chosen a similar approach to India as his predecessor.
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