(RNS) — A Tennessee pastor has spent the past three weeks stranded in India after he was arrested and then released over a customs violation, according to his attorney.
IZMIR, Turkey (RNS) — The American missionary, imprisoned nearly two years on terrorism-related charges, had been the subject of a diplomatic standoff between the United States and Turkey.
(RNS) — North Carolina native Andrew Brunson is accused by the Turkish court of being 'an agent of unconventional warfare under the mask of being an evangelical church pastor.'
(RNS) — Pro bono? Not even a penny? The old adage holds: This sounds too good to be true. And it is, says Andrew L. Seidel.
SALT LAKE CITY — Debates over religious freedom are more contentious now than they were in the past, and these organizations may help explain why.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) The Rev. Michael Yat and the Rev. Peter Reith, Presbyterian Evangelical church pastors, faced espionage and other charges.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Iranian government sentenced Abedini to eight years in prison after convicting him of “undermining” the government by spreading his religious beliefs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Secretary of State John Kerry is calling for the release of an Iranian-American minister from a Tehran prison, a welcome step for advocates who had accused the State Department of being "AWOL" on the case.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Religious freedom activists scolded the State Department for not appearing at a hearing Friday on Iran’s treatment of religious minorities and called for greater government involvement in securing the release of people imprisoned there for their faith.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) A federal appeals court in St. Louis on Wednesday temporarily blocked the enforcement of the 2010 health care reform law's contraception mandate while a St. Louis business owner appeals a lower court's ruling. By Robert Patrick.
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Nine preachers who were arrested after they allegedly yelled slurs during a gay pride festival plan to sue the city over an ordinance that bans "aggressive solicitation" in the city's storied French Quarter. By Katherine Fretland.
(RNS) Religious rights activists are hailing the release over the weekend of an Iranian pastor accused of apostasy and a Pakistani girl charged with blasphemy. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) A lawsuit that was filed by the group American Atheists to keep a revered cross out of the National September 11 Museum is being challenged by Pat Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice. By Steve Strunsky.