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List India as top religious freedom violator, says watchdog group

By Adelle M. Banks — April 28, 2020

(RNS) — India currently is not on the State Department’s list of ‘countries of particular concern.’

Southern Baptist report condemns ‘epidemic’ of abuse, looks at ways to assist victims

By Adelle M. Banks — June 8, 2019

(RNS) — The ‘Caring Well’ report also summarizes a range of next steps to address the issue for years to come, including educating congregations about abuse, preparing them to help survivors and fostering abuse prevention.

USCIRF report: China, two dozen other countries top religious freedom offenders list

By Adelle M. Banks — April 29, 2019

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom concluded in its Monday report that ‘innumerable believers and nonbelievers across the globe continued in 2018 to experience manifold suffering due to their beliefs.’

Southern Baptist seminary report ties founders to slaveholding, white supremacy

By Adelle M. Banks — December 12, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) — The seminary released a 71-page report Wednesday that says its early trustees and faculty ‘defended the righteousness of slaveholding.’

Southern Baptist seminary report ties founders to slaveholding, white supremacy

By Adelle M. Banks — December 12, 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (RNS) The seminary released a 71-page report Wednesday that says its early trustees and faculty ‘defended the righteousness of slaveholding.’

FBI’s new hate crime report captures an America changed by hate

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 13, 2018

(RNS) — The official statistics reflect a climate of growing hate that is emboldened and indeed enacted by those at the top.

Clergywomen numbers increased significantly in two decades, sometimes equaling men

By Adelle M. Banks — October 18, 2018

(RNS) — The two traditions with the highest percentages of women clergy, according to the ‘State of Clergywomen in the U.S.,’ were the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

Anti-Semitic incidents soar by 57 percent in 2017

By Delta Systems — February 27, 2018

(AP) — ADL national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said the ‘alarming’ increase appears to be fueled by emboldened far-right extremists as well as the ‘divisive state of our national discourse.’

Surge in anti-Semitism reported in latest study

By Yonat Shimron — November 2, 2017

(RNS) — Anti-Semitic incidents spiked during and immediately after the Charlottesville protests. The report also finds a troubling number of incidents in schools and colleges.

On Twitter, Jewish journalists targeted by a torrent of anti-Semitism

By Lauren Markoe — October 19, 2016

(RNS) ‘The spike in hate we’ve seen online this election season is extremely troubling and unlike anything we have seen in modern politics,’ said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.

Parliament committee: Labour Party not doing enough on anti-Semitism

By guest — October 15, 2016

A multi-party committee of lawmakers concludes that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn helped create a safe space within Labour ranks “for those with vile attitudes towards Jewish people.”

Religious freedom seriously lacking for three-fourths of world’s population, ambassador says

By Adelle M. Banks — August 10, 2016

WASHINGTON (RNS) Almost a quarter of the world’s countries — in which 74 percent of the world’s population lives — have serious restrictions on religious freedom, said the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

Counterterrorism expert warns of radicalization in British prisons

By Yonat Shimron — July 28, 2016

CANTERBURY, England (RNS) Ian Acheson wrote in The Times that the country’s prison services face a serious challenge in which the unchecked growth of radical Islam may soon pose “a lethal threat to national security.”

Chinese dissident-evangelist accused of sexual misconduct

By Timothy C. Morgan — July 12, 2016

(RNS) Yuan is recognized as one of the leading preachers and theologians for the global Chinese Christian community, which has at least 70 million Christians and more overseas.

Report: Islamic State lost quarter of its Iraq, Syria territory in 18 months

By RNS staff — July 10, 2016

BEIRUT (Reuters) The territory controlled by ISIS shrank from 35,000 square miles in January 2015, six months after it declared a caliphate in Syria and Iraq, to 26,370 square miles, the research firm said.

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