Tag: human rights

‘Christians are on the blacklist’ in Burkina Faso where jihadist factions are running amok

Originally published in Christian Today Burkina Faso could be on the way to becoming the next Nigeria — a battleground for competing jihadist groups cutting a swathe across Africa. So fears a partner of Release International, which supports persecuted Christians around the world, writes Andrew Boyd. Picture a jihad, and […]

Australia: religious freedom in the balance

Originally published in Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin In Australia, religious freedom is facing its most serious threat to date. Throughout the nation’s short history, the idea that religious freedom is a fundamental human right has simply been taken for granted. Consequently, no legislation has ever been enacted to protect religious […]

Sudan sanctions extended for three months

The US has extended its sanctions against Sudan for another three months, saying “more time is needed” to review whether Sudan has done enough to merit their removal. Sudan’s President, Omar Bashir, responded by suspending his negotiating committee until the end of the three months. The committee has been in negotiations with […]

Judge dismisses Ugandan gay activists’ suit against US pastor

Originally published by Christian News A federal judge has dismissed an international lawsuit filed by an African homosexual activist group, which accused an American pastor of committing “crimes against humanity” for speaking out against homosexual behavior in the country. US District Judge Michael Ponsor, appointed to the bench by then-President […]