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President Biden, don’t forget to tell the Saudis to protect religious minorities

By David Curry — July 14, 2022
(RNS) — Biden needs to make a bold statement on behalf of religious minorities across the Middle East.
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As spiritual innovators renew religion, will their traditions’ wisdom carry forward?

By Fetzer Institute — April 4, 2022
(RNS) — A new report offers insights about the power of beloved rituals and stories to nurture new spiritual movements.

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.

Goldziher Prize Expanding for 2019

By Emily Churchill — December 14, 2018
An award for excellent journalism about Muslim Americans was created by a Christian pig farmer and named for a Nineteenth Century Jewish scholar. Maybe this ecumenical nature of the Goldziher Prize is what made it a natural fit for the Religion News Foundation, which is committed to raising funds in order to expand the number […]

Germany’s ‘LutherCountry’ gears up for Reformation 500th anniversary

By Sally Morrow — December 5, 2016
Historians might disagree as to whether Martin Luther actually nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg in 1517. But on this there’s solid consensus: Luther’s writings launched the Protestant Reformation in 1517, and the world was never the same. As the 500th anniversary approaches, “LutherCountry” – the area of […]
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